Artedomus recently added a special collection of LCS Ceramics, a colourful tile range based on the pioneering Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. The Le Corbusier collections LCS1 and LCS2 are a range of tiles either boldly colourful, or engraved with subtle etchings. As we see a growing tendency towards the use of colour in interiors, especially within the realm of tiles, the Le Corbusier collection is distinguished due to its range of colours. Le Corbusier created colour systems based on nature and therefore the colours he used remain beautiful, timeless and modern, decades later. Alternatively the Molitor and Tokyo collections are more neutral-coloured tiles with a soft, speckled appearance designed to work on their own or alongside the LCS1/LCS2 tile collections. Le Corbusier LCS Ceramics are manufactured by Gigacer Spa in Faenza, Italy, imported by Artedomus Tiles [Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth].
LCS Ceramics is based on Le Corbusier’s use of reinforced concrete in architecture, which came to be known as béton brut [bare concrete]; and his Polychromie Architecturale system, which explores how colour can affect spaces and people. The collection includes béton brut-inspired finishes; glazed colours [LCS1]; tiles engraved with linear bas relief [LCS2]; light, speckled tiles [Tokyo]; and neutral textured surfaces [Molitor]. They are ideal as wall tiles and floor tiles in home renovation and commercial projects; and are designed to work together and independently.
Beton Gris and Beton Blanc are inspired by Le Corbusier’s use of raw, exposed concrete. The neutral-coloured ceramic porcelain surfaces are reminiscent of the minimalist character of béton brut, with a lighter [Beton Blanc] and darker [Beton Gris] finish. These tiles are available in six sizes: from 297 x 147mm up to 2500 x 1200mm panels.
LCS1 is a range of 12 colours selected from Polychromie Architecturale. Comprising six subdued shades and six bolder tones, it includes soft, subtle, neutral finishes; bright yellow, red, green and blue; and a lustrous solid black. The glazed colours are handmade in an artisan workshop in Faenza, Italy; and available in 1200 x 300mm panels for interior and exterior use.
LCS2 is a collection of six tiles that feature linear bas relief engravings on a Béton Blanc tile. The matte-finish tiles are etched with grey, red, yellow, black, green or blue lines; and are available in two sizes 30 x 120mm and 15 x 30mm. They team perfectly with the LCS1 and Beton tiles, offering possibilities for creating modern and timeless surface designs and distinctive feature walls or floors during a home renovation project.
The Tokyo collection is inspired by the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo, designed by Le Corbusier in 1955. The tiles have a soft, speckled appearance and are available in six colours to complement LCS1 and LCS2. The Molitor range draws inspiration from Immeuble Molitor, an apartment building Le Corbusier designed with Pierre Jeanneret in the early 1930s. The six neutral-coloured surfaces have texture evocative of the building’s glass masonry block façade. Tokyo and Molitor are ideal for internal and external wall and floor coverings in home renovation and public projects.
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