Love The Modern-Meets-Classic Chandigarh Chair? Here's Where To Buy It

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    It should really be the Pierre Jeanneret chair. But somehow, the chair came to be better known as the Chandigarh Chair. After all, it was seen all over the city in the 1950s - from balconies and verandahs to the High Court and other administrative buildings. But it is no surprise Pierre was in the city when it was being built, and he designed it for the exact purpose of being sturdy, functional, modern and aesthetic. An easy design that sports V-shaped legs, a cane back-rest in the rattan style and made from teak, this one went from being a necessity in government offices to being in Kourtney Kardashian’s home! But we’ve tried these, and they’re super comfortable, strong and pretty aesthetic too. Pierre was quite the designer and architect, so, yes it's expected!

    Since the style is making a proper comeback, it's time to go old school. And if you’re looking for a strong, good looking yet practical chair(s), shop for the Chandigarh Chair. Here’s where to get them.

    Lap & Dado’s Lyon Teak & Rattan Armchair

    Lyon Teak and Rattan Armchair

    Lyon Teak and Rattan Armchair

    A bit of a modern update on the Chandigarh Chai, you can count on Lap & Dado to make it look a bit more contemporary and slick. This one is still as sturdy, and can easily be used as a desk chair, for your reading corner, or even at a dining table if your house oozes old school vibes. This one comes in brown and black too, and is priced at INR 21,999.

    Sunrise International’s Wooden Cane Armchair

    Mid Century Wooden Relaxing Arm Chair

    Mid Century Wooden Relaxing Arm Chair

    An exact replica of the Pierre Jeanneret chair, check out the Sunrise International’s version on The Timber Guy. Made from Sheesham wood and plastic cane, this one is currently priced at INR 7,499.

    Freedom Tree’s Civic Accent Chair

    Civic Accent Chair (Teak Wood)

    Civic Accent Chair (Teak Wood)

    Sure it costs about INR 27,000, but Freedom Tree really gets the classic design perfect. The minimalist lines, the A-frame legs and a proper cane seat and backrest, this one’s just like the original ones back in Chandigarh for the civil administrators!

    Home Canvas’ Chandigarh Chair

    The Chandigarh Chair

    The Chandigarh Chair

    Nostalgia in a chair this! Home Canvas doesn’t really make any changes to the design of the Swiss architect Pierre Jeanneret, so expect everything exactly as it was - V-leg design, natural cane woven seat and backrest, and comfort all day long. This one will set you back INR approximately INR 18,000.

    Vyom Design’s Replica

    Chandigarh Wood Chair

    Chandigarh Wood Chair

    Pretty much true to the original design, this one by Vyom Design is also available on Amazon and Flipkart. Currently, it is available for INR 14,300.

    Phantom Hands’ Office Chair

    Office Char V Leg

    Office Char V Leg

    Phantom Hands calls it the Office Chair with V legs, but at its core, it is the Chandigarh Chair! But they know that as it’s actually part of their Chandigarh Collective. In fact, the whole section is dedicated to products inspired by the architects, designers, and craftsmen who really propelled design for Chandigarh in the 1950s. This one comes in Natural Teak, Dark Stain and Black Finish, and also has the option of a diamond weave or cross weave for the rattan back and seat. Price is on request.

    Savana Living’s Homage Chair

    Keeping it simple and authentic, Savana Living’s Chandigarh chair is as aesthetic and functional as ever. In a light brown teak and rattan, this one is INR 26,000 and a proper homage to the original by Pierre Jeanneret.