Kohler creates designs inspired by a wealth of different cultures, countries and artistic traditions for the Artist Editions® series.
The Artist Editions® line features a number of bathroom sinks and basins that are crafted from natural materials using methods that have been passed down for generations. Honouring the inherent beauty and potential of the materials, Kohler designers and artisans create one-of-a-kind works of art for the home.
The flagship Artist Editions® studio at Kohler, U.S.A is surprisingly intimate – no larger than a one-bedroom apartment – along with small neighbouring kiln rooms and a compact storage area for the sinks that serve as canvases for the artistic patterns. Every one of the Artist Editions® products is finished in this modest studio staffed by a tiny fraternity of artisans who know their craft – and each other – well. Some team members have worked there for decades, honing the skills required for this demanding, detailed work.
At Kohler, we understand that your sink isn’t merely a sink. It’s part of your story – one of the objects in the bathroom you’ve chosen, in the life you’ve thoughtfully curated. Artist Editions® ® Derring™ sinks and washbasins marry the artistry and craftsmanship of a small studio with the manufacturing know-how of a global company, creating beautifully handcrafted pieces, each designed to help tell the story of you.
Inspired by studio pottery, the Derring collection celebrates the inherent beauty and authenticity of handcrafted ceramics. Each sink is a one-of-a-kind creation, finished with unique artisanal glazes that produce fascinating surface effects. A hand-carved texture accentuates the glazes subtle tonal variations. Featured in neutral hues, this sink can be the centrepiece of your bath, or it can serve as a unifying element that pulls everything else together
The Briolette® spun glass basin creates reflective visual effects through its unique faceted surface. The result: a dynamic interplay of interior and exterior planes and light. Available in a 43-centimetre diameter with a basin depth of slightly more than 10 centimetres, Briolette® is a bold, visually distinctive surface, yet is easy to maintain and clean.
Persia® offers a fresh interpretation of Middle Eastern and Indian design traditions, drawing inspiration from decorative architecture and Moorish style. Organic, open line work contrasted with geometric patterns creates a unique juxtaposition and richness with gold and platinum micas. The white background creates an effective canvas for the pattern while offering ease of coordination with other elements in the bathroom.
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