Live from CDW: Kohler & Jack Irving collaborate

To celebrate the relaunch of its London Experience Center, Kohler has unveiled a collaboration with UK fashion designer Jack Irving during Clerkenwell Design Week…

Close up of Kohler Statement shower

Inspired by Kohler’s new digital showering collection Statement and Anthem, fashion designer Jack Irving’s window display is called Future Splash and its design reflects the beautiful, organic form of water when captured in slow motion or fused with technology. Future Splash celebrates immersive showering experiences and embodies the spectacular forms created when water is energised by technology.

Reflecting the chrome and matte black finishes of some of Kohler’s ranges, the installation is a hybrid of both art and fashion, combining static futuristic sculptures alongside a wearable tech statement piece, which will be demonstrated by one of Irving’s models.

The London KEC has been closed for a few months to allow for a full high spec refurbishment of the space, which offers a creative design hub for architects and specifiers across Europe and beyond. The KEC has opened its doors to Clerkenwell Design Week visitors, allowing them a glimpse at the new showroom along with the spectacle of Jack Irving’s window display.

Jack Irving is a Central St Martins performance design alumnus, known for his theatre and production work. His fantastical creations span entertainment, having collaborated with productions such as Secret Cinema; high profile fashion, having designed pieces for Lady Gaga and the Spice Girls, as well as more recently presenting his first solo London Fashion Week Show in collaboration with On|Off. Irving has also worked with hospitality design through his ongoing relationship with the W London.

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The new Statement and Anthem showering collections elevate the showering routine to a next level sensory event, further expanding Kohler’s industry-leading approach to digital showering. This combination of advanced technology with unique shapes and an array of colour finishes breathes new life into well-loved standards. Statement and Anthem marry the latest in technology with enduring craftsmanship. Furthermore, universal compatibility means the system works wherever it is installed around the world.

A roundtable event in partnership with Hotel Designs will also be held at the KEC on Wednesday May 25, where editor Hamish Kilburn will lead a discussion on Enhancing Luxury Through Digital Innovations.

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