Jung exclusively offers the classic LS 990 switch in Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier is one of the most famous architects of the 20th century. The colour scheme used in buildings and the effect of colour were as important to him as the layout or the design. He thus established over several decades a colour system which is still unique to this day.
The “Polychromie architecturale” is based on the artistic selection of pigments and the recurrence of a few basic shades. All 63 colours are colours of nature and as such blend harmoniously with each other. Each colour can be combined consistently with any other colour in the system. This distinguishes the “Polychromie architecturale” from other colour systems.
Due to the remarkable combination options and the amazing depth of colour, the colour palette continues to delight. To display this depth, the switches are hand painted using a special process; this guarantees a unique matt finish.
It takes real skill to give rooms the required atmosphere using a combination of shades. The classic LS 990 switch in Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier makes a unique statement both with individual features and a consistent colour concept. In addition to conventional switches, sockets or dimmers, operating elements for controlling the room functions are also integrated in the unique colour system. Over 200 functions ranging from lighting, temperature, blinds, multimedia and door communication to controllers for the smart home can be implemented in Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier.
Deniz Turgut, Marketing Manager at Jung, explains the benefits of “Polychromie architecturale” in an interview:
Why is “Polychromie architecturale” so successful? “It is no easy task to add colour to a room and to give it the required atmosphere. If several shades are used, it becomes even more difficult. Only a few have an intuitive understanding of colour. With “Polychromie architecturale”, all 63 shades can be combined harmoniously with each other. The system thus offers a unique level of reliability”.
Where did the decision come from to offer the classic LS 990 switch in Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier? “Sophisticated interior design is very close to our hearts while the highest level of quality is our aspiration. We therefore put great emphasis on timelessness. With “Polychromie architecturale” from Le Corbusier, we have found a unique and timeless tool for architectural colour design”.
Why did you decide on LS 990? “Characteristic design and the highest level of quality constitute the essence of our classic switch. And it’s been the case for almost 50 years. It is therefore a timeless and modern style element which is not dependent on any trends. Neither personal taste nor fashion play a role with Le Corbusier in the selection of colours. The decision to offer LS 990 in Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier is therefore a systematic development for us”.
Harmonious versatility During the course of continuous further development of the classic LS 990 switch, LS ZERO was an almost logical consequence. Puristic design is increasingly prevailing in modern interior design. Fluid, smooth transitions between surfaces and components are in demand. Manufacturers of doors, windows, fittings or luminaires already have solutions which take the requirements of architects and interior designers into account: door frames can be mounted flush with the plaster and spots can be integrated in the ceiling without a visible material transition. However, there was no concept in electrical installation until now that enabled a consistent flush-mounted installation in series.
When developing the LS ZERO range, the aim was to create a design which was based on the proven LS 990 flat switch with a narrow frame and which appears to “dive into” the wall. It should moreover be possible to transfer the solution to furniture to enable the implementation to be continued for kitchens and bathrooms. It was just as important as the formal and functional aspects to develop an installation concept that draws on standards. It was crucial to obtain understanding and knowledge about the operation of other trades and to take them into account for the design of LS ZERO.
The transition from design frame to the wall represented a huge task. Based on the LS 990 switch design, the concept envisaged a flush-mounting adapter which could be introduced into the plaster layer in combination with the various countryspecific sockets and should form a bond with the different plaster materials. After extensive material research, a substance was finally located which provided all the necessary bonding properties and could be installed in the wall “as if it was a single piece”. The flush-mounted installation of LS ZERO in brickwork, dry wall construction and in furniture is carried out with minimum effort. You can find videos at jung.de/lszero which illustrate the three installation processes.
Alternatively, there is also a variant of LS ZERO available with a 3 mm mounting height. This is for example ideally suited to walls with wallpaper/wall panelling. The design frame overlaps the edge of the wallpaper and thus ensures visual harmony.
With LS ZERO, Jung has succeeded in implementing a flush-mounted switch design. In addition to the innovative appearance and the range of functions
available, the elaborate concept is particularly persuasive. The requirements of the architects and interior designers are therefore not only met but also the processes across all the trades speak for themselves in terms of their conclusiveness and simplicity.
With LS ZERO in Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier, the switches can now also be installed as flush-mounted. In 26 selected shades, the flat switch design creates colourful accents. LS ZERO is also persuasive in four new metallic colours: aluminium, dark, stainless steel and classic brass give the range a particularly elegant appearance. LS ZERO is of course also available in pure alpine white.
Consistent purism The Palais Fidelio in Bonn, Germany is a very vivid example of how uniquely LS ZERO is integrated into its environment. The former garden property belonging to Bonn University is now a sought-after residential area. A Wilhelminian style building was erected on the plot in 1900 and provided accommodation for students for over 100 years. Nowadays, there are 13 exclusive apartments located in the Palais Fidelio.
Due to the Wilhelminian development in the immediate surroundings and its valuable historical significance, the listed building was fully preserved following the change in use. In addition a new building arose which fits seamlessly into its urban environment. As regards the design of the interior spaces, the new building is persuasive due to its consistent purism. The electrical installation with LS ZERO blends into the brickwork.
In the Bonn penthouse, KNX push-buttons and room controllers as well as indoor video stations were flush-mounted in addition to conventional switches and sockets: