; In sink with innovation—Kohler X Daniel Arsham's 3D-printed ceramic sink

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In sink with innovation—Kohler X Daniel Arsham bring a forth an iconic 3D-printed ceramic sink

NOV 3, 2021 | By Twinkle Tolani
Throughout his career, Arsham has collaborated with giants like adidas, Dior, Pharrell Williams and Pokémon; Photograph courtesy Kohler
In 2007, Daniel Arsham co-founded the architectural practice Snarkitecture with partner Alex Mustonen; Photograph courtesy Kohler
Kohler collaborates with Daniel Arsham to merge equal measures of art and technology; Photograph courtesy Kohler
The 3D-printed vitreous china is an example of the blend of modern-day technology, Kohler’s manufacturing legacy and art; Photograph courtesy Kohler
True to Arsham’s style, Rock 0.1 is a tribute to time; Photograph courtesy Kohler
The 3D-printed sink vitreous china is a step towards integrating contemporary art with modern-day technology; Photograph courtesy Kohler
Rock.01 brightens the future of 3D-printing technology by pairing it with the most basic methods of hand-cast brass; Photograph courtesy Kohler
Since 1873, Kohler’s mission has been to contribute to gracious living; Photograph courtesy Kohler
Tangible poetry, the sink is literally the new resting on top of the old; Photograph courtesy Kohler
3D printing’s usage for day-to-day life objects is a great push for technology; Photograph courtesy Kohler
The sink is a beautiful proof of how high functioning art can be a technological marvel at the same time; Photograph courtesy Kohler
According to Arsham, Kohler was the ideal partner to bring such a complex and futuristic design to life; Photograph courtesy Kohler
The Rock 0.1 sink is resplendent in textures and colours; Photograph courtesy Kohler

Kohler, the sanitaryware giant, brings together unique and limited-edition innovations with contemporary artist Daniel Arsham. Characteristic of Arsham’s body of work, Rock.01 is an ode to time. 

Doubled as high functional art, it reflects the effects of time in the patina of the brass “rock” achieved through a forced coercion process. Backed by expert craftsmanship, Rock 0.1 is a 3d-printed sink that will be unveiled at Design Miami/ 2021 as a featured product in both collaborator’s co-curated spaces at the event. The collaboration transpired thanks to Kohler’s relationship with Sana Rezwan’s The Art Lab Studio, an art marketing and partnership consultancy.             

Arsham’s collaboration with Kohler reflects the company’s long-standing commitment to the arts; Photograph courtesy Kohler

The sink, made of 3D-printed vitreous china and hand-poured brass, effortlessly brings together modern-day technology with Kohler’s nearly 148-year manufacturing legacy. 

Kohler’s revolutionary method is at the forefront of innovation in the industry, and the technology is what made it possible to produce Daniel’s design which was too complex to produce using traditional methods. 

A perfect contemporary piece by a renowned contemporary artist, the product is nothing shy of iconic; Photograph courtesy Kohler

“Rock.01 melds the future of 3D-printing technology with the most basic methods of hand-cast brass. It is literally the new resting on top of the old, and I find that incredibly poetic. Kohler was the ideal partner to bring such a complex and futuristic design to life,” said Arsham

Textural opulence and structural supremacy mark the Rock 0.1 by Kohler in collaboration with Daniel Arsham; Photograph courtesy Kohler

Arsham’s collaboration with Kohler manifests the company’s long-standing commitment to the arts. Since 1873, Kohler’s mission has been to contribute to gracious living through the highest level of design, craftsmanship, and innovation. Rock.01 is materialised in Kohler, Wisconsin and will be available for purchase in December in an edition of 99. 

Arsham will join David Kohler, President and CEO of Kohler Co., at the Kohler Living digital event on Thursday, 4th November, to discuss how technology and digital media are creating new opportunities for expression and feature an overview of this collaboration. 

The limited edition is a must-have collector’s item from Kohler; Photograph courtesy Kohler

For more information and to register to attend: living.kohler.com