MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Dec. 7, 2017 — Celebrating nature's own wondrous talent, Kohler Co. a global leader in the design and innovation of kitchen and bath products, has teamed up with eminent Milanese landscape architect Derek Castiglioni to create a lush oasis and tropical retreat against the backdrop of the ocean and Soho Beach House for Art Basel Miami Beach. Kohler's interactive exhibit, RealRain and Power of Water, will take place on the Soho Beach House boardwalk between the Soho Beach House property and the Beach. Just steps from the sea, Soho Beach House guests will have the opportunity to pass through the RealRain exhibition going to and from the beach.
The large installation and lush green garden Pergola will surround the visitor with the sensation of being in a real water cascade. The open-air space with a spectacular landscape garden element designed by Derek Castiglioni, overlooks the ocean and enhances the free fall of water from the KOHLER Real RainTM showering system. The shower is designed with a water reservoir that relies on gravity rather than the typical pressurized spray to shape the water droplets, using 775 concave nozzles to start the feeling of a cloudburst – beginning slowly and then building to a deluge – simulating an authentic rain shower. Kohler will also be highlighting the Veil Free-Standing Bath which offers a luxuriously deep bathing experience.
The interactive exhibit Kohler unveiled at Art Basel Miami Beach further extends the company's commitment and encouragement of the arts.
Kohler's Longstanding Support of the Arts
Kohler Co. has a longstanding history of continual support and encouragement of the arts, through innovative product designs, and also in its efforts to facilitate creative work outside of its core businesses. For more than four decades, Kohler has fostered its legacy of supporting the arts through its renowned Kohler Arts/Industry Residency program. Arts/Industry is a world-renowned artist-in-residence program managed by John Michael Kohler Arts Center and hosted/funded by Kohler Co., which fosters the intersection of art and the industrial process and allows artists to explore the use of industrial technologies in the creation of new bodies of work. Emerging and established artists from throughout the world work for two to six months on the factory floor alongside the men and women who cast and finish Kohler plumbing products. An unexpected yet significant element of the residency has been the rapport which grows between the artists and the industrial personnel.
Since the program's inception, Kohler has hosted more than five hundred residencies, and artists from around the world have worked in the Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundries, and Enamel Shop of Kohler Co. in Kohler, Wisconsin, to create entirely new bodies of work that would have been difficult if not impossible to make in their studios.
About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 35,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; tile; and owner/operator of two of the world's finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, and St. Andrews, Scotland.
About Soho Beach House: Soho Beach House is a club and hotel in a historic restored Art Deco building – formerly the Sovereign Hotel, built in 1941. Soho House of London, founded in 1995 is steeped in the British country life aesthetic and has expanded to include guest rooms, private clubs, bespoke amenities, restaurants and spas wherever in the world their members and guests travel. Soho properties are chic and private hideaways for jet-setters and guests in New York, Los Angeles Europe and Miami Beach. Soho Beach House in Miami Beach caters to the global creative community and is a favorite spot for Art Basel Miami Beach fairgoers, art lovers and clients.
RealRain and Power of Water by Kohler is open to Soho Beach House guests from December 2-10, 2017 on the Soho Beach House Boardwalk, 4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140.
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