Kohler’s Perspective of the Year provides a design-centered framework for emerging ideas in the global marketplace. Through the Perspective of the Year, we seek to initiate a conversation about the relationship of architecture and design to developments within art, fashion, entertainment, business, lifestyles and other cultural touchstones.
Often perceived as cold and impersonal, the modernist design aesthetic is actually as varied and open to interpretation as modern life itself. From the stark to the extravagant, Spectrum of Modernism celebrates creativity and individual expression in all its forms.
At its core, Modernism is about progress, inventiveness and innovation — concepts that are untethered to any specific aesthetic. From rigorous simplicity to exuberant layering, the Spectrum of Modernism offers unlimited interpretation.
Spectrum of Modernism offers architects and designers a way to explore the diversity of personality, experience and inspiration. Creating a modernist space isn’t about minimalism or maximalism, it’s about creating something new, something personal and something that challenges convention.
From mathematical precision to organic exuberance, modernist designs can be as varied and powerful as the emotions they convey. Within this context, KOHLER products and technologies are developed not to prescribe, but to free you from the limits of definition.
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Exemplifying the diversity of expressions possible within just the minimalist aesthetic, Components faucets allow for the matching of different spouts, handles and finishes to create a range of possibilities. Their simplicity becomes a canvas for creative exploration.
Combining clean, purposeful lines with advanced technology, the Eir intelligent toilet challenges conventional notions of form and profile. Three different options for the lid band color allow for individual expression and a more holistic approach to room design.
Subtly transitioning between warm and cool metal tones with fluid harmony, Ombre faucets embrace and perfectly epitomize the duality of minimalism and maximalism and the spectrum of expressions that lie between the two. It challenges assumptions and celebrates difference.
Representing the maximalist end of the spectrum, the Duchmaster sink is lush, bold and intricate. Layered over a neutral basin, it’s equally adept at complementing lavish baroque settings as it is making a dramatic statement in cool minimalist spaces.