LS 990 – A Classic Shows One’s Colours

The Switch Classic LS 990 in Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier

JUNG is exclusively offering its classic LS990 switch in the 63 original Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier colours worldwide. Le Corbusier is considered to be one of the most significant architects of the 20th century. What is so special about his colour system is that each of the 63 colours can be combined with any other in the system


Le Corbusier’s works are UNESCO world cultural heritage

"The UNESCO world heritage committee added 17 buildings and ensembles of the architect Le Corbusier to the world heritage list at its meeting in Istanbul in July 2016. The buildings selected include the Villa Savoye in Paris and both buildings of the Stuttgart Weissenhofsiedlung housing project, which were already considered as icons of architectural history. The Unité d’Habitation in Marseille, known colloquially as the housing machine, is also part of the world heritage. Based on this modern type of apartment building, the Corbusier House in Berlin was realised, built in Berlin in 1957 and placed under a preservation order in 1996. As part of the maintenance of Le Cooperations heritage, in the course of the renovation of the Corbusier House, his “polychromie architecturale“ was also used.

The buildings symbolise Le Cooperations important role in the architecture of the 20th century and are evidence of the globalisation of modernity. Criteria for the recognition as a UNESCO world heritage site include the extraordinarily universal value of the site and a management system that ensures the retention of the heritage for future generations."


Color of the Year 2017

Since 2014, the byword has been "a classic shows its colours". Exclusively throughout the world, JUNG is offering the LS 990 in the 63 unique matt Le Corbusier Les Couleurs® colours. This innovation has currently been distinguished with the highest appreciation as the "Best of Best" in the "Product" category in the German Design Council Iconic Awards 2014.

The Iconic Awards honour the "Icons of our time" in the first international architecture and design competition. An independent jury of representatives from architecture, interior design, design and brand communication decided who should be granted the Iconic Awards.

LS 990 in 32051 vert 31.

Award-winning design

Because of these notable flexibility and the unique depth of colour, this palette of colours remains to an inspiration to this day.
 

Reference object

To this day, Le Corbusier's work has had an impact on our idea of modern architecture. It is impressive how timeless and powerful his buildings and colours are.

Foto: Henrik Schipper

Colour design with a sense of style

Giving rooms the desired atmosphere by using the appropriate combination of shades is true art. Harmonically matched to one another such as the protagonists of an orchestra, the colours of the Polychromie Architecturale and therefore the products of the Les Couleurs network partners are a perfect combination.

"Forget about your habits". (Le Corbusier)

Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier als Farbfächer, als Präsentbox sowie in der Presse. 
 

Background knowledge on Polychromie Architecturale

To this day, Le Corbusier's work has had a substantial influence on architecture and design. For him, colour was just as important as layout and form for his buildings and designs.