With Hommage à Pierre Jeanneret, Cassina reissues the furnishings for the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, the capital city of Punjab designed by Le Corbusier in 1951
Cassina, which has always been committed to researching and enhancing the work of the Great Masters of Architecture and Design, actively promotes research on Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab designed by Le Corbusier in 1951 and a World Heritage Site since 2016.
The administrative and political nucleus of the city, the Capitol Complex, represented the head, connected to an imaginary torso. This complex of brutalist buildings is an architectural, artistic and furnishing work, a reference in the history of modern architecture.
To complete the research that has long distinguished the work of the “Maestri di Cassina” collection, the company explored the furniture designed by Pierre Jeanneret, considered the author of most of the furnishings in Chandigarh (despite the absence of documentary evidence).
The first “Hommage à Pierre Jeanneret” series includes four universally known pieces, made trying to respect the techniques applied to the original products, made in India by local craftsmen.
The first pieces of this collection are the Capitol Complex Office Chair, a chair with armrests with a teak frame, Vienna straw seat and backrest, and the Capitol Complex Chair, without armrests. Both models are recognizable by the inverted V-shape designed by the legs.
The series is completed by the Capitol Complex Office Armchair, characterized by the same shape and comfortable padding, and the Capitol Complex Table, with teak frame and glass top. All the frames, in this new version, can also be in natural or black stained oak.
[Text Roberta Mutti]