In partnership with Kohler
At Design Miami 2022, Kohler invited guests to get pleasure from calm and tranquility via Transcendence, an immersive set up created by Lebanese designer Nada Debs. Imagined in collaboration with Kohler and Design Miami curatorial director Maria Cristina Didero, the three-room exhibit is a contemporary translation of a conventional hammam, which refers to each the place and expertise of cleaning the physique and thoughts.
Within the exhibit, Debs channelled her perception within the energy of tactile storytelling and highlighted the emotional resonance of tradition and craftsmanship.
‘Having the chance to design a contemporary hammam at Design Miami actually embodies the sentiment that wellbeing transcends all tradition,’ says Debs. ‘I’m excited to supply such a singular expertise to the business.’
This inventive expression got here to life in a poignant marriage with Kohler’s design and materials experience and dedication to sustainability. In partnership with Kohler WasteLAB, Debs designed the exhibit’s customized handcrafted tile utilizing reclaimed waste supplies for the tile physique and its uniquely colored glazes. The tile’s arch aesthetic mimics the design of conventional hammams and provides a visible parallel between the rebirth of waste materials, the mission of Kohler WasteLAB, and the non secular and emotional rejuvenation guests expertise inside the set up at Design Miami.
The archival Kohler sinks featured in Transcendence are classic 1927, reinforcing the corporate’s deal with constructing merchandise that face up to the take a look at of time. The sinks additionally showcase Spring Inexperienced, one in all six heritage colors Kohler is that includes throughout a year-long marketing campaign celebrating the corporate’s a hundred and fiftieth anniversary and its century-long color story.
Guests had a number of alternatives to have interaction with Kohler all through Design Miami, together with a panel dialogue with Nada Debs and Laura Kohler, chief sustainability and DEI officer at Kohler Co. The dialogue was moderated by Didero, who led an examination of how companion collaboration can tackle societal shifts and lead to extra sustainable designs.
When you couldn’t attend Design Miami in particular person, Kohler invitations you to immerse your self within the hammam expertise nearly and discover each side in intricate element. Uncover Transcendence and way more at studiokohler.com (opens in new tab)