Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh furniture to go on show

An exhibition of furniture created by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret for the Indian city of Chandigarh is being held at the P3 Gallery, London NW1, next month.

Following the partition of India, Le Corbusier and Jeanneret were commissioned to masterplan and design the new city, in the foothills of the Himalayas, from infrastructure, landscape and buildings right down to interiors and furniture.

The P3 exhibition, The Furniture of Chandigarh – Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, is the culmination of a five-year project by the owners of the collection, who found the discarded furniture after it had been dumped by the authorities in Chandigarh, and brought it back to the UK to be restored.

The exhibition will recreate sections of Chandigarh’s Palace of Justice, and also feature pieces from the Capitol Complex. A film, Chandigarh – From a New Architecture, by Swedish photographer Mats Eriksson, will show alongside the exhibition.

The Furniture of Chandigarh – Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, runs from 20 June to 12 July.

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