LE CORBUSIER | Unity
LE CORBUSIER | Unity
- Price per metre
- Available in 6 colours (scroll down to see colour options)
Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris (1887-1965), who is better known as Le Corbusier, was a Franco-Swiss architect and is widely considered one of the founding fathers of Modernism. He was way ahead of his time, designing buildings in function of their residents and their surroundings. But Le Corbusier was a creative genius who didn’t shy away from other ventures. Because in addition to many architectural gems, he also created impressive furniture and wallcovering designs. He is also known for his architectural colour palette called the ‘Polychromie architecturale’. Since 1968, a few years after he died, La Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris protects and manages the heritage of the renowned architect, designer and artist. La Fondation Le Corbusier gave Les Couleurs Suisse AG a worldwide mandate and the exclusive rights to oversee and promote this unique ‘Polychromie architecturale’ colour palette. And now Arte has designed a new wallcovering collection in close collaboration with these two organisations.
Le Corbusier himself created two renowned collections of wallcovering: ‘Salubra I’ (1931) and ‘Salubra II’ (1959). Arte by no means wanted to copy his work. Instead the designers tried to imagine what this architect-designer-artist would have created if he was born one hundred years later. Which materials, designs and techniques would he have used? In other words: we have transposed Le Corbusier’s progressive ideas to the present-day with this collection, in terms of its design, and the materials and techniques used.
Description: Innovative, non-woven wallcovering based on Le Corbusier’s Polychromie architecturale
Dimensions: Width 90 cm / available cut to size
Match: Straight match 29 cm
Adhesive: Adhesive for non-woven wallcovering like Arte Clearpro, or Metyl Special (200 g in 4 l of water) with the addition of 20% PVA adhesive
Fire retardancy: B-s1, d0 / Class A
Light resistance: Good lightfastness
How to paste: Paste the wall
How to remove: Strippable