workshop founded in 1978
by Jean-Philippe Lenclos,
the first colour-design
agency in France
Official launch and communication to professionals & the general public of the colour chart guide of the facades of the Principality of Monaco
Commercial launch of the new regionalised palettes of facade renderings for the French traditional and modern markets
History, geography of civilisations, culture, education, religion… any colour creation is the result of a period, an inspiration, a place, a light. This new profession was born in 1978.
Knowing its colour ranges on the tip of one’s fingers, meeting buyers’ expectations wherever they are located, anticipating them and providing a solution, one country after another, one market after another.
A palette, a range, a colour chart, a colorama, a choice of colours, all of this needs to be created... harmony, coordination, extent, depth, it is all a question of balance, it is all part of the profession.
One market after another, one target after another… in order to attract new customers and ensure that the product is a success with its consumers, colour must be designed as precisely as possible.
Colour is interpreted between tradition and modernity, it is studied between heritage and contemporary creativity, it is calibrated between timelessness and trends and it is imagined between surprise and keeping up with the times.
The design of the precise colour and the recommendation of the right colour at the right time, such a solution must be flawless to express the quintessence of an architecture or a design.
The history of the civilisations reveals that colour has always expressed values, symbols and significant, typical codes. Modern art has catapulted colour to the forefront of expression, sensitivity and emotions. All aspects of decorative arts, and in particular design and its various applications, from an industrial product to visual communication, use colour as a factor of expression and identity…
Colour participates in designing architectural space and the components of the living environment from the smallest object taken separately to a town as a whole. A cross-cutting discipline, colour is at the heart of any conceptual approach and visual creation. From fashion to industrial design, from scenography to architecture, any new concept or creation raises the issue of colour…
Colour in particular, and perhaps even more so than drawing, is a liberation. A hue alone is not a colour. Two hues are harmony, that’s life…
There is really not a beautiful style, or a beautiful drawing or a beautiful colour: there is only one beauty, that of truth revealing itself.
Vincent van Gogh
Impressive impressionist artist
Have you noticed that when you walk in the street most buildings are mute while certain talk and others sing?
Eupalinos or the architect, 1957
Colour possesses me. It possesses me, I know it. This is the meaning of this happy hour: Colour possesses me now for ever. Colour and I are one forever. I am a painter…
Paul Klee, painter
Journal, Kairouan, 19 April 1914