Pierre Jeanneret, Designer
Born in Geneva in 1896, Pierre Jeanneret was a forward-thinking modernist who spent much of his career working in collaboration with his cousin, Le Corbusier. For over 20 years, they designed architectural spaces and furniture pieces together. One of their largest collaborations—urban planning and architecture for the city of Chandigarh, India.
The Kangaroo Armchair, designed by Swiss architect Pierre Jeanneret for the Chandigarh Capitol Complex in India, has been reissued by Cassina in its Hommage à Pierre Jeanneret Collection. This collection stands out for its essential forms and simple materials and its balance of modern European ideals and traditional Indian spirit.
Originally made for the Chandigarh General Hospital Hall, this low chair is characterized by the “Z” shape of its sides, a sequence of three vaguely triangular coplanar elements placed in continuity. The seat and backrest feature woven Viennese cane inside the wooden frame. In addition to the historic teak version, Cassina has developed two new variants: natural oak and stained black oak. An optional cushion is available for added protection and comfort.
- Solid teak or oak wood frame
- Woven Viennese cane
- Black plastic feet
- Optional cushion
- Polyurethane foam padding with light velvet
- Fabric or leather upholstery
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.