In his buildings, the Swiss architect Le Corbusier used color to define and articulate space. Now, a new tile line by the Italian manufacturer Gigacer is making it easier for designers–and design fans–to tap into his polychromatic genius.
When Le Corbusier designed a space, color wasn’t a decorative afterthought; it was part of the concept from the very first sketches. “Each of us, according to his own psychology, is controlled by one or more dominant colors,” Le Corbusier once wrote. He was so methodical–and meticulous–about applying color to his projects that he created a wallpaper line of 63 colors based on his theories to ensure that the hues he liked could be replicated precisely. (Paint is inconsistent.)