‘Le Corbusier + Jeanneret’ exhibition opens in New York

A new exhibition in New York has opened, celebrating the influence of Le Corbusier’s design principles – as reflected in both his own work and that of his cousin Pierre Jeanneret…

Master of design

‘Le Corbusier + Jeanneret’ has been curated by the auction house Wright to preview its latest sale, and runs until 28 October 2015 in an Upper East Side townhouse in New York. Included in the dramatic installation is an exciting private collection from the Le Corbusier-designed Indian city of Chandigarh, a place where the 'Master' is said to have realised and applied his simplistic and modernistic principles to the city’s plans, both inside and out. Take, for example, the striking Judge’s desk from the courthouse of the city (estimated at 300,000-500,000 US dollars), or the rare periodical bookshelf from Chandigarh’s Punjab university, designed by Jeanneret and estimated to fetch 70,000-90,000 dollars. Wright will subsequently sell a large proportion of the objects featured in the exhibition, on 29 October in Chicago. You can find the entire lotlist here.

Photos: Wright