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Color Design - colour turns into design!

Lechler's new concept connects chemical development with the evolution of the language of colour.

Colour is a language that continues to evolve. Technological, cultural and artistic changes have always influenced the domestic landscape in our homes and surrounding environments.  The analysis of past products revealed that significant colour changes are recorded in cycles which means that general colour preferences for the near future can be predicted with a fair degree of accuracy.  

Defining new scenarios is an essential aspect of Color Design and contributes to determining the quality of home environments, architectural features of buildings and the commercial success of an industrial product. 

The Color Design Project by Lechler, organized in partnership with the industrial designer Francesca Valan, provides indications, suggestions and technical information to make choosing colour and finishes easier. 

Projects that are included in Lechler Color Design:

Fuorisalone 2019 - The Way of Nature

The Way of Nature

Fuorisalone 2018 - The Way of Effects

The Way of effects - Fuorisalone 2018

Fuorisalone 2017 - The Way of Classics

The Way of Classics - Fuorisalone 2017

Fuorisalone 2016 - The Way of Gold

The Way of Gold - Fuorisalone 2016

Fuorisalone 2015 - Flickr

Color Design #Fuorisalone2015 a Ventura Lambrate

VIDEO: Fuorisalone 2019 - The Way of Nature

VIDEO: Fuorisalone 2018 - The Way of Effects

VIDEO: Fuorisalone 2017 - The Way of Classic

VIDEO: Fuorisalone 2016 - The  Way of Gold

Color Design News

LECHLER MAP : two good reasons to replace the formula database updating it to the new structure
Monday, April 10, 2017

LECHLER MAP : two good reasons to replace the formula database updating it to the new structure

Having a formula database regularly updated has advantages, but what to do if its structure is not compatible anymore with new versions of the program?

Just like equipment, also software programs are in constant evolution and sometimes to obtain performance improvement, it is necessary to create a demarcation line with older versions.

This is also the case of Lechler MAP where, to manage the increasing number of colour formulas of Lechler proposal, we had to modify the structure of its formula database, adopting a quality/performance standard higher than the previous one. This modification has been introduced “silently” in 3.2 version of Lechler MAP and released on the market with a new installation CD in June 2015.

If you installed Lechler MAP before this date, you should update it for the following reasons:

  • Research times, above all with few filter parameters, have been significantly improved.
  • With the release of Lechler MAP version 3.6 in February 2017 some functions, including colour code search, are not compatible anymore with the old database structure, so they do not work anymore. 

Obviously, it all depends on how you use Lechler MAP and how you search for colours. If you have never used the colour code research, maybe you have never noticed that something changed in Lechler MAP!

Replacing a formula database is not complicated, but it requires a good familiarity with “copy and paste” of files in the computer hard disk. If you think you are able to proceed in this direction, have a look at the post dedicated to this subject; while, if you have any doubts or need help to verify what kind of Lechler MAP database you installed, our Software & Instruments Assistance ( will be glad to give you a hand.


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