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An oasis of artistry… Kohler basins

The bathroom has become the latest space to benefit from a fresh kind of craftsmanship – an area where art and artisanal skills come to the fore in our daily self-care routines. The basin has soared from a utilitarian receptacle for water to a piece of aesthetic beauty where materials, colour, pattern and texture create a visual attraction with light and water.

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Kips Bay Show House New York, 2019 featuring Kohler Artist Edition Briolette basin and Purist tapware

Kohler embraced the look many years ago with the introduction of its Artist Editions Collection in which artists utilise a mix of raw materials, coloured glazes and hand-applied colour to create a unique collection of beautiful basins.

In the current market there are five designs that are proving popular – two of which are made from spun glass. Briolette is a faceted glass vessel basin inspired by the precisely cut surfaces of precious stone. Available in four colours – Ice, Dusk, Dew and Doe – the light-reflecting facets of the generously proportioned basin create both colour and movement.

Kohler Artist Edition Briolette basin

Kohler Artist Edition Briolette basin in Translucent Doe

Kohler’s Kallos Spun Glass basin is an under counter model whose distinctive architectural patterning is reminiscent of fine crystal. The basin’s clever design creates a visual perception of incredible depth while the intricate faceting obscures any view of toiletries that may be stored within the vanity.

For a masterpiece of florography art the newly released Dutchmaster basin collection, inspired by the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, is a visual splendour with its big, bold, lush florals on a deeply dark, moody background. Available in both round and rectangular configurations, this vessel basin works particularly well with many of Kohler’s metallic tapware finishes such as rose gold, titanium and brushed nickel.

Kohler Artist Edition Dutchmaster in Blush Floral

Dutchmaster in Blush Floral

Dutchmasters Basins by Kohler

Dutchmaster in Blush Floral

Kohler’s Derring Wading Pool self-rimming basin is a true stand-out in terms of hand-made textural beauty that is a stunning partner with timber and stone finishes. Featuring a rarely used rutile mineral glaze the Derring’s unique textured patterning creates an ever-changing palette of light reflective neutral tones.

Kohler Derring Artist Edition basin

The Kohler Derring Artist Edition basin

The Empress Bouquet floral motif, available on both the Conical Bell Vessel basin, the rectangular Kathryn under counter basin and the Vintage oval undercounter, is a modern interpretation of 18th century Chinese print work. The intricate detailing, with gold and metallic highlights, is applied by hand, creating slightly different variations and a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork.

Kohler Artist Edition Empress Bouquet

Empress Bouquet design on Conical Bell Vessel Basin

 

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.