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Kangaroo chair, designed in 1955 by Pierre Jeanneret, estimated at €3500-5000 in the February 19 Quittenbaum auction.

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An important member of the design team was Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier’s cousin, who was tasked with the design and production of furniture for the new settlement.

Among his distinctive designs was the Kangaroo chair, designed in 1955, made of teak with a wicker cane seat. The use of teak was not coincidental: the wood was locally sourced and could withstand the challenging climate of Chandigarh.

This 2ft 5in (73cm) high example, which was designed for the government building in Chardigarh, is coming up for sale at Quittenbaum in Munich in a design sale on February 19, where it is expected to bring €3500-5000.

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