Les Couleurs Suisse AG of Zurich holds the exclusive international rights to Le Corbusier’s unique “Polychromie architecturale” system and has granted Gigacer Spa the licence to use the original Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier colours in its collections LCS Ceramics, porcelain stoneware for architecture.
LCS Ceramics is the first Gigacer colour system based on Le Corbusier’s Architectural Polychromy. Innovative materials in porcelain stoneware for architecture.
Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known by the pseudonym Le Corbusier (1887–1965), is considered the most important architect of the modern age.
His works still have a considerable influence on architecture and design today. He designed many buildings and drew up numerous urban development plans throughout the world and today the majority of his architecture has been recognised by Unesco as World Heritage. Le Corbusier was an all-round artist, producing a large number of artworks such as paintings, sculptures, drawings and collages, enamels, tapestries, engravings and furniture, all with the same unmistakable design and which have become real icons. The colour schemes of his buildings and design objects were just as important to Le Corbusier as the ground plan and shape. Fascinated by the balanced colours he found in nature, Le Corbusier based his “Architectural Polychromy” on a structured and artistic choice of pigments.
Le Corbusier believed the key aspect in design was the harmony of colours, the effect colour had on man and space. This explains why his “Architectural Polychromy” is still an important source of inspiration when designing spaces and buildings even today. At the same time, this unique colour system is a guarantee for any project as regards colour and architecture.
The “Architectural Polychromy” consists of 63 fascinating shades, divided into two colour collections, one created in 1931 with 43 subdued shades and the other in 1959 with 20 bolder tones. The colours are very natural and can be remarkably combined with each other, becoming a highly respected tool for designers and architects.