Kalle Gustafsson’s Perspective on Pierre Jeanneret
"Kalle Gustafsson’s Galerie Maison Première is home to an extensive collection of furniture by mid-century designer Pierre Jeanneret. Jeanneret is only now getting the recognition he deserves for collaborating with his cousin, Le Corbusier, on the design of the Indian city of Chandigarh.
What draws you to the work of Pierre Jeanneret of all the 20th-century furniture designers?
I’ve always been especially interested in design from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, and when I saw Jeanneret’s designs for the first time, I was totally hooked. My love for his work keeps growing. I’ve had his furniture for some time now, so I see it every day if I’m not traveling, and I haven’t tired of it yet. The design is remarkable. But I guess it’s different from person to person: Some people will look at this furniture and say it’s just wooden pieces."