Modern: Cross Easy Chair

Pierre Jeanneret

Museum of Design Excellence

Museum of Design Excellence
Mumbai, India

Designed by Swiss architect and furniture designer, Pierre Jeanneret, during his stay in Chandigarh in the 1950s, the Cross Easy Chair was an example of a sculptural, elegant piece of furniture from the Modernist period in postcolonial India.

The minimal and humble design of this chair involves braided cane-work. The armrests and legs are structured at sharp, well-defined angles, and the seat is broad enough to provide comfort to the sitter. The sleek design of the chair, along with the slightly elevated armrest, cane backrest and seat are indicative of the combination of Modernist and colonial design.


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