Chandigarh Teak Chairs

NYT 3.19.08

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The New York Times has an interesting story about teak chairs from Chandigarh. A City That Sat on Its Treasures, but Didn’t See Them looks at the world-wide interest in Pierre Jeanneret's teak armchairs. A cousin of Le Corbusier, Jeanneret designed the "V-chairs" out of local materials to furnish the vast offices and government buildings designed by Le Corbusier in the Indian modernist city...

Now, with a pair of chairs slated for auction at Christie's (with a reserve of $8,000 - $12,000 for the pair!) antique dealers are sweeping in looking for the chairs, which have been discarded as junk for years. Short, but fascinating article. A City That Sat on Its Treasures, but Didn’t See Them.

(Pics: Adam Ferguson)