Chandigarh Heritage Furniture


  • Ariadna Álvarez Garreta




Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


Although Chandigarh is linked to Le Corbusier due to the urban planning and the buildings of the Capitol complex, the footprint of the tandem between Jeanneret and the Fry–Drew team goes far beyond as reflected for example in different housing typologies and the design of interesting furniture collections. These have been seldom described and evaluated, perhaps partly due to the lack of attention that the authorities have towards Chandigarh’s heritage.

How to Cite

Garreta, A. Álvarez. (2012). Chandigarh Heritage Furniture. Docomomo Journal, (47), 74–79.






Author Biography

Ariadna Álvarez Garreta

Architect and writer, she graduated in 1988 at the ETSAB in Barcelona. She obtained her Diploma in Advanced Studies in Architectonic Composition in the doctoral program “Theory and History of Architecture” (UPC). Master of City Management at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia Foundation and guest lecturer at the ESARQ School of Architecture and the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Some of her books include Rascacielos and Arquitectos de Rascacielos (Atrium); Once miradas a L35 Arquitectos and Living in High Density, architecture for the future (Linksbooks); and she is currently working on the monograph 45 anys d’arquitectura, Miquel Alvarez Trincado.