Kohler, a global lifestyle brand, returned to Milan Design Week to host a sensory experience inside the historic Palazzo Del Senato (Via Senato, 10, 20121 Milan, Italy). The large-scale immersive exhibit showcases Kohler’s bold approach to design and the brand’s most stunning products through an artful combination of water, technology, texture and colour. The installation will be on display until April 13 from 10am – 7pm daily.

“Milan Design Week is the ultimate celebration of creativity and innovation among the global design community,” said Jim Lewis, vice president of Kohler Kitchen and Bath Global Marketing. “The energy and spirit of the event make it the perfect place to explore new ideas and celebrate our latest design expressions with an inspirational audience of designers from around the world.”

Nature plays a pivotal role with the inclusion of a “digital garden” at the entrance of the exhibit, as well as an infinity garden that whimsically juxtaposes Kohler’s Smart Home collection. Kohler’s space also features a bar and lounge for guests to relax and re-charge.

Additionally, Kohler will use the Palazzo as a platform for the launch of the company’s second global design theme, Experiential Luxury – an examination of the details and layers that create rich and dynamic environments.  Products featured at this year’s exhibition include the latest from Kohler Co. brands: Kohler, Kallista, Ann Sacks and Robern.

Smart home

Intelligent toilets offer the perfect combination of sophisticated design and unmatched technology to deliver the finest in personal comfort and cleansing. Extensive customisation – from ambient lighting and wireless music to temperature control, create a truly personalised experience.

Digital showering transforms the users’ daily routine by allowing customisation down to the tiniest detail. It invites users to orchestrate spray experiences, steam, music and lighting to create a personalised escape. Kohler’s portfolio of Smart Room products help create the world’s smartest bathrooms.

Colour, material, finish

With a full range of colours, Kohler finishes visually set the tone for any space’s story and convey a unique personality. The Etch faucet finish – launching on the Components Collection – offers a beautiful, subtle gradient between two finishes with a precise graphic pattern. A wide range of colours and detailed graphics continue to draw the eye in for a beautiful, decorative impact.

Steeped in Japanese culture, Kensho conveys the story of decorative stitching known as sashiko by using patterns etched in stone. It also leverages the Italian etching technique known as acqueforti, marrying metals and marbles to create a distinctive level of ornamentation. Apart from the gorgeous shape, the real stone adds texture and variation, and the decorative techniques are stunning.

With precise cuts and ultra-flat surfaces, the Parallel Collection of faucets and accessories brings sophistication to the modern bathroom through controlled expression. The dichotomy of round and square forms is unified by characteristic angles that deliver beautiful reflections and precise alignment. Smaller details deliver character originality.

In partnership with parent company, Kohler Co., Ann Sacks debuts The Crackle Collection by Kohler WasteLAB, an innovative tile series that employs Kohler’s unfired pottery cull as its medium, transforming the waste into a responsive tile body. Handcrafted in the WasteLAB located in the Kohler, Wis. enamel factory, the bespoke collection was one of the initiatives spun from the Kohler Innovation for Good programme. Milan serves as the global launch of this collection as well as the premiere of a brand new colourway.

Author : Maria Louis

The exhibit showcases Kohler’s bold approach to design and the brand’s most stunning products through an artful combination of water, technology, texture and colour

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