Think of Le Corbusier, the lines are crisp and clear Probably the first thought. The influential Swiss-French architect is known for introducing Brutalism with his concrete Cité Radieuse housing project in Marseille; revolutionizing the city with his well-organized plans for India’s first purpose-built city, Chandigarh planning; and promoted the idea of open, light-filled living through his modernist designs for private residences in Paris and beyond.
But don’t forget the way he uses colors. “People talk more about the spaces he designs and how he describes houses as ‘machines to live in,'” muses Charlie Hedding, founder of Copenhagen-based textile brand Tekla. “Sounds jarring – ‘the machine of life’ – but what he means is actually warm. If you keep the space as simple as possible, then you fill it with love, emotion, clothing, textiles, dinner…life .. His coloring book is a big part of it.”
in October , Hedin will launch a limited edition mohair blanket collection , the series was inspired by 18 shades make up Le Corbusier’s architectural color system, known as Architectural Polychromy, is based on his 665 the same name paper. Working closely with Les Couleurs Suisse AG, a company commissioned by the Le Corbusier Foundation to transform colour into textiles for the first time, Hedin chose three shades – 4320 Outremer Gris, a Mint green, 1930K Bleu Outremer 20, navy blue hue, and 2014 C Rose Vif, a marshmallow pink – he thinks it provides the key to contemporary living accent. The blanket is hand-woven in Spain and will be released in a numbered version.
This isn’t the first time Hedin has drawn inspiration from architecture. In recent years, Tekla has expanded from bedding, towels and blankets to nightwear and tableware, working with British architect John Pawson for several seasons. really,29 year old Swede revealed that if he wasn’t in fashion (he was in Acne Studios for seven years), then in textiles, he would study architecture. He said: “I like space design, I like rooms with very well-proportioned proportions.”