Artist Daniel Arsham collaborates with Kohler 3D-printed sink

Kohler has collaborated with contemporary artist Daniel Arsham to create the Rock01, a 3D-printed sink inspired by technical innovation and craftsmanship…

Daniel Arsham and Kohler 3D printed sink

The Kohler and Arsham Rock.01 is a limited edition 3D-printed sink, which debuted in a co-created space at Design Miami. As part of the debut in Kohler’s Design Miami space, New York based Arsham created a custom installation entitled ‘Stone Flow’, which featured a series of stone-like objects and forms to reflect the design process, inspired by organic forms found in nature.

the Rock01 3D printed sink for Kohler by artist Arsham

Image credit: Kohler

Like much of Arsham’s work, Rock.01 is a homage to time. Comprised of 3D-printed vitreous china and hand-poured brass, the sink’s vessel blends modern-day technology with Kohler’s nearly 148-year manufacturing legacy into what can only be described as functional high art. The effects of time are reflected in the patina of the brass ‘rock’ and achieved through a forced coercion process.

3D printed sink by Kohler

Image credit: Kohler

The bathroom brand’s revolutionary method of 3D printing vitreous china is at the forefront of innovation in the industry, and the technology itself is what made it possible to produce the design which was too complex to make using traditional methods. Kohler’s exploration into 3D-printed vitreous china challenges the traditional conforms widely accepted within bathroom design, and welcomes the discussions of the future of the bathroom and its relationship with functional art.

Arsham’s collaboration with Kohler reflects 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.

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Main image credit: Kohler