Kohler Presents Real Rain During Milan Design Week

Nature meets design for a dramatic exhibition of innovative bath products at the historic Museo Bagatti Valsecchi

MILAN--()--Celebrating nature’s own wondrous talent, Kohler has created a lush oasis against the backdrop of the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi’s Italian Renaissance collection for an exhibit of some of its most artistic bath products. Located at the historic Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, Via Gesù, 5, 20121, Milan, Italy the exhibit takes place from April 5 through April 8, 2017.

The presentation in the historic home includes the international debut of Kohler’s Real Rain experience, a new showering panel that perfectly portrays the sight, sound, and feel of raindrops. The ceiling mounted panel’s patented construction takes high-tech showers to another level of sophistication, simulating an authentic rain shower experiences for the user. 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 – if desired.

Exhibited in the museum’s Loggia, the open air space enhances the sight and sound of Real Rain’s free fall of water. The architectural arches and columns in the gallery’s background demonstrate just how elegant the Real Rain blends in with either traditional or contemporary interiors.

Additionally, the museum’s Grand Salon features an interior wall of Shagreen sinks rising from a vertical green garden designed by Milan-based landscape architect Derek Castiglioni. Here, the textured appearance of pebbled leather is finished in the color options of Ebony Pearl and Oyster Pearl, weaving together the beauty of sea life with manmade artistry. The latest from Kohler’s Artist Editions collections, these vessels adapt the global Shagreen trend to an otherwise unexpected interiors feature.

About Museo Bagatti Valsecchi

The Museo Bagatti Valsecchi is a historic house museum that is the fruit of the extraordinary collecting experience of two brothers at the end of the 19th century: Barons Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi. Beginning in the 1880s, the two brothers dedicated themselves to the refurbishing of their family home nestled in the heart of Milan: a mansion between via Gesù and via Santo Spirito, today the center of Milan’s fashion quarter. In order to create a home inspired by sixteenth century Lombard mansions, they also began collecting fifteenth and sixteenth century paintings and decorative arts for it. After the death of Fausto and Giuseppe, the family continued to live in the mansion until 1974, the year in which the Bagatti Valsecchi Foundation was created, and to which the art patrimony collected by the two brothers was donated. The Museo Bagatti Valsecchi – one of Europe’s best preserved historic house museums and one of the first grand expressions of Milanese design – opened to the public twenty years later, in 1994.

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 30,000 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.

Contacts

Onsite Contact
Stephen Maliszewski
Kohler Co.
Stephen.maliszewski@kohler.com
M: 920-226-7216
or
Contact
Mirjam Lippuner
Kohler Co.
mirjam.lippuner@kohler.com
O: 920-457-4441, ext.71125

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Kohler Presents Real Rain During Milan Design Week; Nature meets design for a dramatic exhibition of innovative bath products at the historic Museo Bagatti Valsecchi

Contacts

Onsite Contact
Stephen Maliszewski
Kohler Co.
Stephen.maliszewski@kohler.com
M: 920-226-7216
or
Contact
Mirjam Lippuner
Kohler Co.
mirjam.lippuner@kohler.com
O: 920-457-4441, ext.71125