Kohler’s Perspective of the Year seeks to initiate a conversation about the relationship of architecture and design to developments within art, fashion, entertainment, business, lifestyles and other cultural touchstones.
This year’s perspective, Dimensions of Wellbeing, looks at the connection between physical spaces and personal wellbeing—how we interact with a space and how it responds to our needs—with an emphasis on our personal habits and hygiene, and their role in our mental, physical and spiritual health.
Cleanliness and hygiene have been core values at Kohler for more than 145 years, and we support environments that unite form with function to recognize these basic but crucial needs. By designing beautiful spaces that meet our need for hygiene, architects and designers have the power to contribute to wellbeing on personal, social and environmental scales.
Touchless faucets enable the creation of greater hygiene and peace of mind in the bathroom and kitchen. Allowing the user to turn the faucet on with a simple wave of the hand, a touchless faucet combines elegant style with confidence- inspiring functionality.
Through personalized experiences and innovative designs, technology can inform and reinforce our need for cleanliness and hygiene.
With hands-free opening, closing and flushing, intelligent toilets provide an elevated sense of hygiene and personalized control, revealing the possibility of finding wellbeing in unexpected places. With their integrated technology, intuitive interfaces and water-saving designs, intelligent toilets create a sense of calm and order while contributing to environmental and personal wellbeing.
Form & Style
From streamlined traditional aesthetics to stark minimalism, shapes that are easy to clean and eliminate spaces for dirt to accumulate inspire confidence.
Bidet Toilet Seats
From utilitarian to luxurious, bidet seats represent one of the simplest ways to integrate personal cleansing into any bathroom environment. With hygienic cleansing wands and models that sanitize themselves using UV light, KOHLER® bidet toilet seats enable any toilet to combine style and hygiene.
Fresh air, sunlight and greenery have a profound effect on our wellbeing, and designs that bring outside elements inside support this need anywhere.
With its calm and reassuring presence, Matte Black punctuates a space, creating purposeful emphasis and a comforting sense of structure. The soft surface humanizes a space, pairing well with diverse material sets and colors ranging from neutral to bold. Like all other KOHLER finishes, Matte Black is exceptionally durable and corrosion-resistant.
Ranging from natural antimicrobial surfaces to engineered coatings, materials that reinforce a perception of cleanliness create peace of mind.