We are pleased to present the 75th anniversary collection of L-1 in a selection of colours from Le Corbusier’s unique colour keyboards, les claviers de couleurs, first published in 1931.
2012 marks the 75th anniversary of the original Luxo L-1 task light,
designed by Norwegian industrialist Jac Jacobsen in 1937. Not many
industrial products are still going strong after such a long period of
time. This calls for a celebration!Colours chosen by Vesa Honkonen
celebration of the 75th anniversary we invited the Finnish architect
Vesa Honkonen to create a suite of colours for a limited anniversary
collection of L-1. He has chosen to go back in history. Here he explains
Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier
Couleurs® Le Corbusier are trademarked nuances orchestrated by Les
Couleurs Suisse AG, based on a worldwide exclusive mandate from La
Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris.
The L-1 anniversary colours
have been chosen from the velour (velvet) colour keyboards, which Le
Corbusier considered particularly suitable for office environments.
our anniversary collection is displayed against a cream-coloured
background from the same colour keyboard. This background nuance is
32001 blanc. According to Le Corbusier’s colour harmony logic, 32001
blanc qualifies as an architecturally highly eminent wall colour in a
room featuring design objects and furniture in the L-1 anniversary