In 1952, India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru commissioned the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier to design and construct the north Indian city of Chandigarh.
Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | Anne Crane
An important member of the design team was Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier’s cousin, who was tasked with the design and production of furniture for the new settlement.
Among his distinctive designs was the Kangaroo chair, designed in 1955, made of teak with a wicker cane seat. The use of teak was not coincidental: the wood was locally sourced and could withstand the challenging climate of Chandigarh.
This 2ft 5in (73cm) high example, which was designed for the government building in Chardigarh, is coming up for sale at Quittenbaum in Munich in a design sale on February 19, where it is expected to bring €3500-5000.