This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kohler. All opinions are 100% mine.
I was in design heaven last Tuesday, at the launch of the Kohler Composed Faucet Collection. Held at the seminal Frank Gehry–designed IAC Building in New York, I was thrilled to attend the posh event in collaboration with Kohler. In celebration of the global design brand’s Composed Collection debut, the who’s who of New York City’s interiors, architecture, and design communities were there in full force. Amidst the excitement, I was delighted to receive an exclusive tour and introduction to Kohler’s latest innovations by one of their lead global industrial designers, Mark Bickerstaff. Today I’m excited to share the essence of what I learned, as well as my impressions, of the brand-new KOHLER Composed Bathroom Faucet Collection and the Vibrant Titanium finish.
Diversity in interior design is what captivates and impassions the designers at Kohler. This was immediately apparent as I listened to Mark, while he guided me through guests, towards a closer look at the Composed line. Pablo Picasso once said, “Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.” This mindset, Mark explained, was a starting point for the Kohler team. Timeless designs that work beautifully in many interiors are frequently simple in form, and always direct in function. This idea of design stripped of its nonessential flourishes is what the Composed Faucet Collection embodies.
Certain, in my eyes, to become a minimalist favorite, the Composed Collection exemplifies the elegantly understated elements of modern design. With simple, clean lines, and quiet confidence, the Composed faucet elicits an emotional response (the way all great design does), with sleek and streamlined beauty. The intuitive design of the single-handle faucet features a compact, side-mounted control with a subtle groove that a thumb may move to the right or to the left. By eliminating unnecessary detail, the sophisticated visual balance of the Composed fixture’s circular and rectilinear forms is preserved.
As I told Mark during our tour, I find the new Kohler Titanium Faucet Finish, – featured at the Composed Collection launch, – to be stunning. Moodier and deeper in color than polished nickel or chrome, it looks amazing against bright backdrops, as well as in darker spaces. Its nickel undercoating enhances the integrity and strength of the color, while its durable finish resists scratches, tarnishing, and corrosion. As Mark noted, like all Kohler finishes, Vibrant Titanium goes above and beyond industry durability standards by more than two times.
After treating me to a visual feast of innovation, Mark continued on to chat with more guests, and I had the opportunity to have my portrait painted, – in a minimalist style, and in a “titanium gray” palette. How fitting for the occasion, right? Next I took photos of my favorite elements from the event, shared a few pics on social media, and then caught up with fellow bloggers, editors, and designers. It was a pleasure to attend the Composed launch with Kohler, and I had a wonderful time! Make sure to take a look at the line by visiting the KOHLER Composed Bathroom Faucet collection page on Kohler’s site!