In 1931, Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier outlined 43 architectural colors in Polychromie Architecturale, and then added an additional 20 dynamic shades to his palette in 1959. Two years ago, Les Couleurs partnered with Jung, an electronic systems company based in Schalksmühle, Germany. Jung’s Classic LS 900 Light Switch, outfitted for European homes, is available in all 63 Le Corbusier colors. Here’s a look at why those of us stateside wish we had European wiring in our houses.
Above: A Switch Socket in Ombre Naturelle 31 with a single socket underneath.
Above: Colors listed clockwise: Vert Olive Vif, Terre Sienne Brique, Le Rubis, Ombre Naturelle 31, Terre Sienne Brûlée 59, and Vert Foncé.
Above: The LS 990 isn’t the only switch available in Le Corbusier colors; there’s also a rotary dimmer, socket, automatic switch, and push button sensor.
Above: A selective palette of Le Corbusier colors.
For more switches, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Glamorous Light Switches/Plate Covers. And for more from Le Corbusier, take a look at our posts:
- Conceptual Color: Le Corbusier Paint from Switzerland
- 10 Easy Pieces: Best Architect’s Lamps
- Trend Alert: Pierre Jeanneret’s Modern Classic Caned Teak Chair
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