Last month, Kohler held a series of cocktail and dinner events in the prestigious Museo Bagatti Valsecchi in the heart of Milan during this year’s Salone del Mobile.
While guests were wowed by the historical setting, the real hero of each event was undeniably Kohler’s Real Rain Experience!
Kohler’s incredible new Real Rain showering experience.
Recognised as one of the first grand expressions of Milanese Design the grounds and interiors of the Museo were the perfect setting for the stunning installations of Kohler’s new Real Rain Showering technology together with its latest basin innovation – the Shagreen (stingray hide) Artist Editions basins.
Kohler Artist Editions basins at Salone Del Mobile
Kohler’s Real Rain showering panel perfectly replicates the sight, sound and feel of real raindrops – and a large display of working models was ceiling-mounted in the Museo’s Loggia. The sight and sound of the Real Rain free fall of water was truly enhanced by the beautiful outdoor space and festive lighting of the Museo.
The Museo Bagatti Valsecchi in Milan during Salone Del Mobile 2017.
Inside, the Museo’s Grand Salon was the stunning location for a wall-mounted display of the Shagreen basins. Rising from a vertical green garden, designed by Milan-based landscape architect Derek Castiglioni, the textured appearance of the basins’ pebbled leather finish in Ebony Pearl and Oyster Pearl blurred the beauty of sea life with that of manmade artistry.
A green wall of Kohler’s new Shagreen Basins at Museo Bagatti Valsecchi during Salone Del Mobile 2017
Designers, architects and journalists from around the world attended the events, including Australia’s own James Treble, interior designer,
television presenter and journalist.
James Treble (pictured left) with artist Sandro Nocentini
See Kohler at Salone del Mobile
Last month a special Kohler and the Arts Bold. Art. exhibition featuring a collaboration of the six rising artists from six countries including Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines, was held in Bangkok.
At Kohler Co. our artistic roots run deep. In 1974, the world renowned Artists-in- residence program was introduced at Kohler’s head office in Wisconsin, to support aspiring artists in the US. Over 40 years later, more than 500 residencies have participated in this program creating a stunning range of unique one-of-a-kind artistic pieces for the bathroom.
One of the most popular Artist Edition collections in Australia and New Zealand is the Empress Bouquet. The collection includes the Conical Bell Vessel, a rectangular undercounter and an oval undercounter.
An artist working on an Artist Edition basin during his residency at Kohler, Wisconsin.
Passing the artistic tradition to Asia, the equivalent of this Artists program debuted in China in 2010 with a program titled “Bold. Art.”
Following the success in China, the program was later extended to include Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea during 2013-2014. Participating artists were invited to create artistic pieces from similar materials used to produce Kohler’s products under the theme “Asian Contemporary Art: Rooted in the Past, Looking into the Future”.
An artist-in-residence at Kohler’s Southeast Asia Artist Residency Program.
Artists in residence as part of the Southeast Asia Bold. Art. collaboration.
Kohler Co’s president and CEO Mr David Kohler attended the opening ceremony. In addition, a special showcase of exclusive items from the Artist Editions collection, an elegant and elaborately designed product line that was first introduced by Kohler Co. in 1985, was also on display.
KOHLER Co. Bold. Art. exhibition in Bangkok. Left – Peter Oesch (Director Marketing Communications APAC)
Right – David Kohler, President and CEO, Kohler Co.
KOHLER Bold. Art. exhibition in Bangkok