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The Stage: Hildegard Kalthegener about colour combinations according to Le Corbusier

© Hildegard Kalthegener
© Hildegard Kalthegener

The International Style at the beginning of the 20th century is known for its functionalism, the right angle and for its credo “less is more”, while one of the main protagonists Le Corbusier, seemingly in contrast to this, developed a colour system with numerous nuances which even today still helps many creatives in finding one perfect colour or working with space-forming polychromatism. In the lecture design contrasts will be analysed: Longevity versus trend, minimalism versus splendour, architecture versus rock and pop, black&white versus colourful variety. The 1930ies and 50ies will be opposed with the epoch of 2010 to 2030, always with special regard to purposeful identity-forming colour design in the interior.

© Hildegard Kalthegener
© Hildegard Kalthegener
Dr. Hildegard Kalthegener is known as colour expert and designer. She has been colour consultant and lecturer for many years, with customers from architecture and in different branches of industry. Also NCS Colour is among her customers. Apart from design and teaching activities in Europe, Dr. Kalthegener was engaged for several colour design projects and workshops in Far East during the last years.


Lecture: Polychromy of Contrasts: identity-forming Approaches with Colour Combinations according to Le Corbusier 
Speaker: Dr. Hildegard Kalthegener
Date: Wednesday, 18th January 2017 and Friday, 20th January 2017
Time: each 2:00 pm
Place: The Stage, hall 3.1, D002

The complete programme you will find here.