Key facts

Product:
Chandigarh
Family:
Chandigarh
Manufacturer:
Moroso
Designer:
Doshi Levien, Jonathan Levien, Nipa Doshi
Architonic ID:
1172259
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2012
Groups:
Tables-Coffee tables

Product family

Concept

In 1951 Nehru, the Indian Prime Minister, commissioned Le Corbusier to build a new state capital for the Punjab, in north west India. And so Chandigarh came into being, the modernist interpretation of the ideal city of Renaissance imaginings. Today, 60 years later, the design duo Doshi and Levien re-propose the design principles behind Le Corbusier’s project. A sofa and chair produced using a few, simple, essential components: architectural proportions suspended on slender pillars to which the designers have added a feminine sensuality, playing with graphics and reducing the thickness of the cushions.