PIERRE JEANNERET, THE KANGOUROU CHAIR

Posted on February 18, 2013 by admin

History narrates that Pierre Jeanneret, the famous Swiss architect, collaborated all through his life with his more famous cousin Charles Edouard Jeanneret, aka Le Corbusier. Their working relationship actually ended when Pierre joined the French Resistance and Le Corbusier did not. However, they continued collaborating once again after the War. Jeanneret created beautiful and rare pieces of furniture, and in the early 1950s began a new project at Chandigarh, in India, at the invitation of his cousin Le Corbusier, then at work on a groundbreaking architectural program there. When Le Corbusier opted out halfway through, Jeanneret became the undertaking’s chief architect and urban designer. At the same time he created a furniture style to be used for the government offices and a number of private homes. The Kangourou armchair is a solid example of this production. The amazing strenght of teak wood melts with the braided cane work.  It’s not just an example of work that still blows minds away, it’s a touch of vintage and evergreen creativity, innovative thinking that will always get a long way. Kangourou forever.