Kohler celebrates the details of design at Milan Design Week 2019

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

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.



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The exhibition facilitates numerous opportunities for more than 500 participating companies to showcase their products