Diversity within interior design delights and inspires designers at Kohler. Communications and social media streams now fuel experimentation, so the leading edge is constantly dancing forward. Against this fluid backdrop, creating new product demands clarity of purpose and a refusal to compromise.
Resonant within our observations was the repeated role of the best of the best, those seemingly timeless pieces that find purpose in many interiors. They are frequently simple, always highly resolved and truthful to their intent.
This mindset led us to explore the meaning of a minimalist masterpiece in modern times with the intent that when formed, it could play a wide variety of roles within the flux of interior expression in modern bathroom architecture.
Inspiration for the Composed faucet collection finally came from the work of Rowena Reed Kostellow, a professor at Brooklyn’s famed Pratt Institute between 1939 and 1988. Kostellow showed generations of artists and designers how to transform precisely defined basic shapes into visual poems that elicit an emotional response. The single-handle faucet led our exploration. Often the most difficult piece to design, with our self-imposed goal, it would set the standard for the Composed range.
Its elements were repeatedly refined and reduced, seeking to achieve poise and purpose from the most compact circular and rectilinear forms. A side-mounted control was introduced to strictly maintain the visual balance, while providing sensitive fingertip adjustment. Joystick and widespread models carry more conventional handles but have the same disciplined attention to detail.
The Composed collection is obsessively so. The intent is to delight in detail whatever its role within the interior.