The Capitol Complex Dining Chair by Pierre Jeanneret is a reissue of the most recognizable chair found throughout the offices of the Secretariat Building at the Chandigarh Capitol Complex designed by architect Le Corbusier in 1951.
A Unesco World Heritage Site in India, the Chandigarh Capitol Complex has received accolades for its celebration of an independent nation open to modernity. Chandigarh was one of India’s first planned cities and was Le Corbusier’s largest project. Its three buildings—the Palace of Assembly, the Secretariat Building, and the High Court—make up the core of the master complex.
Similar to the better-known dining chair with armrests, this armless chair also uses the “V” approach to sidebars, in this case, shorter as they do not extend to the arms. Importance, instead, is given to the seating/backrest sequence in Viennese woven cane, connected with an immense geometric section supported by two wooden profiles, and coplanar legs, that together, are simple and yet, powerful at the same time.
Cassina’s reissue offers the classic version in teak and two versions in natural and stained black oak.
With the instinct to foretell today what will become a classic tomorrow, Cassina has been designing the future of interiors for over 90 years. Founded by brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina in 1927, the company is credited with launching industrial design in post-war Italy.