LS 990 in Les CouleursÂź Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier's universal colour system, the Polychromie Architecturale, inspires with its timeless colour palette and noteworthy combinability. JUNG exclusively offers light switches, sockets and operating controls worldwide in the 63 original colours of Les CouleursÂź Le Corbusier. With the LS 990 Les CouleursÂź Les Corbusier switch range, we transport architectural colour design into the field of electrical installation.

LS 990 in Les CouleursÂź Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier's universal colour system, the Polychromie Architecturale, inspires with its timeless colour palette and noteworthy combinability. JUNG exclusively offers light switches, sockets and operating controls worldwide in the 63 original colours of Les CouleursÂź Le Corbusier. With the LS 990 Les CouleursÂź Les Corbusier switch range, we transport architectural colour design into the field of electrical installation.

Color overview

All 63 colours used for the classic JUNG switch are tested and approved by the licenser, Les Couleurs Suisse AG. In order to faithfully reproduce the impressive colour depth, the classic LS 990 switch is hand lacquered using a special process. This creates the special matt surface.

Color creates atmosphere

Le Corbusier focused on harmony of colours and the effect colour has on people and space. To this day, his Polychromie Architecturale has been an important source of inspiration for the professional design of rooms and buildings. The special feature: the 63 Les CouleursÂź Le Corbusier colours are perfectly matched to each other and thus harmoniously combinable throughout. Due to this remarkable property, the colours display an extraordinary effect in every room. For architects, interior designers and designers, the Polychromie Architecturale is a reliable tool for secure colour design.

"Mankind needs color to live."

Le Corbusier (1887–1965) is one of the most important architects of the 20th century. To this day, Le Corbusier's work has had a substantial influence on architecture and design. For Le Corbusier, colour was just as important as layout or form for his buildings and designs. Inspired by the balanced colours of nature and based on his experiences as an architect and artist, Le Corbusier created his Polychromie Architecturale as a colour theory that is permanently valid. The exceptional Swiss artist developed the unique system of 63 colours in two stages. He created the first colour palette in 1931, the second in 1959.

The varieties of colors

Le Corbusier created his system of architectural colours as a tool for architects, interior designers and designers. His timeless colour keyboards have not lost any of their freshness even after 90 years.

The color palette of 1931

The 1931 colour palette includes 43 colours in 14 series. Each series consists of one solid colour and up to four graduated brightenings. The original coding of the Le Corbusier colours starts constantly with "32xxx" – the series are identified by the last three digits. In addition, Le Corbusier created twelve colour keyboards. They have names such as space, sky, velvet or landscape and create different atmospheric moods.

The color palette of 1959

In 1959 Le Corbusier expanded the Polychromie Architecturale with 20 more intense colours and an additional colour keyboard. Le Corbusier's extraordinary experience as an architect and painter is also reflected in this combination of colourful and achromatic shades and different brightness values.

Lightness coefficients of the Les CouleursÂź Le Corbusier

In building accessible homes, houses and apartments are designed in such a way that they are easy to use for all people, independent of age and health. In this respect, accessibility has not only to do with restricted mobility but also with eyesight.

DIN 32975 regulates the design of visual information in public spaces. A colour concept addressing accessibility has to be adapted to people's limited vision and colour perception. It is important to use high-contrast colours with differing saturation levels and varied lighter shades. Switches and frames with well-thought-out colour contrast improve both orientation and space perception generally. In order to take account of this appropriately in the design, planners need the lightness coefficients (LC) of the individual colour shades for the desired colour combination. These lightness coefficients show how much light is reflected from a colour, i.e. how light a colour appears. A brilliant white light switch has the LC of 100, for example, while a switch in dark black has an LC of 0. With the LS 990 switch range in Les CouleursÂź Le Corbusier, aesthetic coloring and contrast-rich design can be combined harmoniously.

LS 990 Les CouleursÂź Le Corbusier in the architecture

To this day, Le Corbusier's work has had an impact on our idea of modern architecture. The timelessness and strength that his buildings and colours still have can also be seen in the JUNG reference projects.

Functional diversity

The frames for the LS 990 Les CouleursÂź Le Corbusier range can be combined with all centre plates in the JUNG LS range. A wide variety of applications are possible thanks to its wide range of functions. Thus, architecturally demanding visions can be consistently put into practice.

Switches/push-buttons

Whether it is a push switch, 2-gang switch or a classic switch: the LS 990 switch range offers numerous inserts for manual or automated lighting control.

Rotary dimmer

Ideal lighting conditions in no time: from the conventional incandescent lamp to modern LED lighting, the JUNG rotary dimmer dims the light as you need it.

SCHUKOÂź socket

Our sockets offer real added value: with enhanced contact protection (shutter), they reduce the risks of electrical accidents.

British Standard

The JUNG British Standard sockets also have enhanced contact protection (shutter). They are available with or without switches and with indicator lamp if required.

F 10 push-button

Smart functions, stylish design: the KNX F 10 push-button has the appearance of a classic light switch, but controls intelligent KNX technology.

F 40 push-button

Four functions in one device instead of four switches on the wall: the buttons of the JUNG F 40 push-button can be allocated multiple functions and can be individually identified.

F 50 push-button

The F 50 push-buttons for KNX and eNet SMART HOME impress with their large labelling area and the simple operating concept. Every button can be allocated functions individually.

Automatic switches

Ideal in corridors or stairways, but also in offices and public buildings: the JUNG automatic switch operates the light when it is needed.

Frames

The frames of the LS 990 Les CouleursÂź Le Corbusier switch range are available in 1-gang to 5-gang versions. Depending on the desired effect in the room, they can be installed horizontally or vertically.

Integration

The LS 990 switch range provides a wide range of solutions for all building control systems.

LB Management

The basis for light, shade and temperature control: the flush-mounted inserts and centre plates from the LB Management form a basic installation that can be extended at any time. Needs-based and user friendly.

eNet

The flexible, wireless smart-home system: JUNG eNet SMART HOME is installed particularly quickly – even when retrofitting. It automates functions for light, shade and heating using a single platform.

KNX

For more convenience, security and economy: with a KNX system, numerous house and multimedia functions can be intelligently networked together, visualised and controlled centrally. KNX is standardised, future-proof technology for a professional smart home.

Les CouleursÂź network partners

Strong partners, high-quality products, perfect interplay: on the basis of the Polychromie Architecturale from Le Corbusier, the certified Les CouleursÂź Le Corbusier partners produced outstanding products that can combine harmoniously with each other throughout.

Strong partners, high-quality products, perfect interplay: on the basis of the Polychromie Architecturale from Le Corbusier, the certified Les CouleursÂź Le Corbusier partners produced outstanding products that can combine harmoniously with each other throughout.

Background knowledge about the Polychromie Architecturale

Background knowledge about the Polychromie Architecturale

Les Couleurs Suisse

Under the mark of authenticity for Les CouleursÂź Le Corbusier, Les Couleurs Suisse AG opens up the masterful colour theory and the original colours of Le Corbusier in partnership with international producers of architectural and design products.

Fondation Le Corbusier

In accord with its statutes and mission, the Fondation Le Corbusier, with its headquarters in the Maisons La Roche-Jeanneret in Paris, dedicates all its resources to the preservation, the knowledge and the dissemination of the life work of Le Corbusier.