Library Chair


Our Library Chair is a modern re-edition of the chair created for the university library in Chandigarh. The chair has a cane lattice seat and a solid teak back rest. A single cross bar or brace lends support to the back legs. The backrest in our edition is one notch lower than the top of the side frames, an aesthetic detail we liked in certain vintage models we studied in Chandigarh.

Materials Used
Teak (Tectona Grandis) and natural cane.

H 76.5 cm x W 45.5 cm x D 47.0 cm (H 30.1 in x W 17.9 in x D 18.5 in)
Seat Height 44.5 cm (17.5 in)

Design Period
c. 1960

The original Library Chair was designed by Pierre Jeanneret and Eulie Chowdury for the Punjab University library in Chandigarh. Eulie Chowdury was a pioneering lady architect and designer in India. She worked closely with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret on the Chandigarh city project.

The Library Chair or ‘cane seat wood back’ chair was specifically designed for students of the Punjab University. The curved backrest of the chair is intended to support the middle portion of the student’s back and help them sit at library tables for long hours. Like most furniture designed for Chandigarh, a few different versions of the library chair with minor variations were made over the years.

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