With Its Soft Curves And Organic Forms, This Sink Features Hot 2022 Trends
Kohler Debuts “Stone Flow” and Rock.01 by Daniel Arsham at Design Miami/ 2021
With so much time to introspect in 2021, design trends have not been left out in our musings. The pockets of time spent in quarantine have made so many crave the outdoors, leading trend specialists to predict that organic, nature-inspired forms and textures will be big in 2022.
No doubt, 2021 saw some rough patches, with the pandemic still ongoing, making people crave for anything that will deliver comfort and softness, translating to a rise in appreciation and use of curves and rounded geometries in design.
Given these 2022 trend forecasts, it is no surprise that the latest innovation by KOHLER, a leading global kitchen and bath brand, showcases its long-standing innovation and design leadership through a custom-created installation by New York-based artist Daniel Arsham, entitled Stone Flow at Design Miami/ 2021. Stone Flow explores the KOHLER x Arsham collaboration’s experimental phase and uses giant rocks to emulate the design of the innovative sink, Rock.01.
With a series of stone-like objects and forms, Arsham unveils a further exploration of his design process, which plays with organic forms found in nature. The 3D-printed Rock.01 crafted in Kohler, Wis., debuts within the Stone Flow installation this week and is available for purchase in an edition of 99. The one-of-a-kind, limited-edition sink brings together creative innovation and expert craftsmanship from Kohler and Arsham.
Within Design Miami/ 2021 Kohler presents a Design Talk, Design in the Now: How Technology And Craft Meet The Cultural Moment last December 2, with Daniel Arsham, artist-designer; Marc Benda, Cofounder Friedman Benda; David Kohler, President and CEO Kohler; and Samuel Ross, artist-designer and moderated by Wava Carpenter, Curatorial Director Design Miami.
Additionally, Kohler features other innovative and design- forward global collections in its activations in Miami. The Statement Showering Collection and Anthem Valves and Controls represent an evolution of showering in both design and experience, and are meticulously crafted to fit global plumbing standards, opening the door to seamless specification and unbridled creativity. The Occasion faucet collection was inspired by the high fashion and effortless glamour of the Golden Age of Hollywood, offering both charm and elegance within the bathroom.
In celebration of Design Miami 2021, Kohler has made a contribution to DigDeep, a nonprofit working to bring clean water to families on the Navajo Nation. Access to safe water is at the center of Kohler’s work to preserve the planet and support the well-being of individuals and communities around the world. Reliable access to water is not only crucial for life, but for enriched lives and the pursuit of education and art.