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Australian artist Oliver Tanner exhibits at Kohler Bold. Art. exhibition …

Oliver Tanner’s effortless metal elegance

Invited to participate in the annual Kohler Bold. Art. exhibition travelling throughout Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Oliver Tanner is one of 13 artists from across the region who have created a unique piece of curated art to express their views on multiculturalism.

Oliver Tanner is a sculptor and designer who graduated from the National Art School in Sydney, Australia, where he lives and works. In 2012 he completed a scholarship program at the Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School in Sydney.

His practice explores organic forms and shapes through the medium of steel and bronze. Oliver’s sculpture for the Kohler Bold. Art. exhibition incorporates cast bronze to create a unique piece called Interwoven.

Interwoven

This sculpture is a work that symbolically describes the movement, growth and weaving together of societies that are at once independent and interconnected. The work describes the motion of four equal but different elements through space as a representation of multiculturalism in Australia and the interconnected nature of it’s communities.

 

Oliver benefits from the multicultural environment in Australia and embraces the possibilities to work on projects internationally. He has enjoyed producing his work of art to contribute to the Kohler Bold. Art. exhibition which may reach our shores later this year / early 2018.

 

Kohler Clarity water filtration system brings safe water to those in need…

Kohler Clarity water filtration system brings safe water to those in need…

According to UNICEF, in 2015, 1.8 billion people were using unsafe drinking water.

What the world needs is a solution to improve the water quality and consequently the lives that are affected by it. Kohler Associates worked together to figure out how to help build better lives and how to reduce the struggle to find clean water. The project resulted in the development of a ceramic water filtration system called Kohler Clarity.

Kohler Clarity

Designed by a Kohler team in the UK, engineered by a Kohler team in India and produced in a Kohler factory in the US, this truly trans-global project created a water filter that meets exceptionally high standards of quality and design. The filtration system, for example, is highly effective yet incredibly simple to use and maintain.

Kohler Clarity is an innovative ceramic water filtration system designed to offer 40 litres of safe water per day without using electricity. Each Kohler Clarity filters out more than 99% of bacteria and protozoa, providing up to 40 litres of safe water each day – enough clean drinking water for a family of four. Given the incidence of water-borne illnesses can be reduced by 45 per cent through safe drinking water – and safe storage – the Kohler Clarity is a life-changing development.

Kohler Clarity

Kohler Clarity Filter Cartridge

The design of the Kohler Clarity meets World Health Organisation water quality standards. The appliance filters up to two litres of water an hour and has a total capacity of 23 litres – 11 litres of dirty water and 12 litres of clean water with safe storage.

Each filter can clean up to 5000 litres of water – and replacement filters are very low cost and readily available.

Even the packaging has been designed to fit more product into a standard box and therefore significantly reduce transport costs.

The Kohler Clarity has already helped countless numbers of people in developing countries.

Kohler Clarity

Click below to view some of the ways we have helped those in need:

  • Haiti – support following Hurricane Matthew
  • Africa – in collaboration with World Vision
  • Louisiana – supporting flood victims

Visit www.clarity.kohler.com for more details on this life-changing project.

GLOBAL DESIGN TRENDS: Bill Bensley

GLOBAL DESIGN TRENDS: Bill Bensley

Following the Design Forum earlier this year, we met up with Bill Bensley in the gardens of his recently completed OUE Twin Peaks projects, to talk about trends and his design philosophy.

Global Design Trends -Bill Bensley

Bill Bensley at the OUE Twin Peaks property in Singapore

Bill has designed resorts and landscapes all over the world and his credo is minimal impact and sustainability – first and foremost Therefore one of this first considerations before starting a project is “How can I protect the environment?”

Global Design Trends - Bill Bensley

Bill Bensley incorporates sculptures into his landscaping designs as part of the “storyline”.

Bill believes that everything must go back to the DNA and all elements should have a clear storyline, flowing like a good Hollywood movie.

About Bill Bensley

Bill Bensley is a Harvard-educated architect and landscape designer based in Bangkok, known as the king of exotic luxury resorts. His properties number more than 100 across 26 countries and include properties such as Four Seasons Hualalai, The Four Seasons Chiang Mai and Tented Camp in Chiang Rai, Intercontinental Danang and many more.

 

Global bathroom design trends interview with guest Deb Bibby

Global bathroom design trends interview with guest Deb Bibby

Our latest exclusive interview as part of our Global Bathroom Design Trends series is with Deborah Bibby, Editor-in-Chief of Real Living magazine.

Deb shares her thoughts on Australian design trends including materials and colour trends for 2016 … and what is yet to come!

To see others in our series, click below:

Darren Genner – Minosa Design

Kelly Gammie – Eucalyptus Design