The city of Chandigarh is planned to human scale. It puts us in touch with the infinite cosmos and nature. It provides us with places and buildings for all human activities by which the citizens can live a full and harmonious life
One forgotten design classic from Chandigarh recently made a grand comeback at the Design Miami fair in 2019 – Pierre Jeanneret’s chairs that he designed especially for the project. They were originally produced in their thousands for Chandigarh during the 1950s and 1960s. As there were no furniture stores or carpet shops in the nascent city at the time of its construction, the architects simply designed their furnishings themselves, following a similar aesthetic to the magnificent buildings springing up around them. Pierre Jeanneret was in close, continuous contact with local artisans and succeeded in combining modern European design ideals with a traditional Indian spirit. As with so many other design icons, form followed function. Chief among them were the Capitol Complex Chair with their trademark inverted V legs.