Pierre Jeanneret, born in Geneva in 1896, is one of the most important personalities in the history of architecture and design. After his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in his hometown, his career began to take shape in the studio of the Perret brothers, by which he was strongly influenced. In 1922 he opened his first studio together with his famous cousin Le Corbusier, with whom he created large projects during most of his life. In 1951, the two cousins created the majestic Capitol Complex architectural work, in the Indian city of Chandigharh, for which he designed the interiors and furnishings. The furnishings created for this project aroused interest in Cassina, which decided to include Jeanneret among the great architects belonging to the Cassina I Maestri Collection and create a collection of furnishings in her honour.