Art Basel Miami Beach


Art Basel Miami Beach

From December 1 to 4, 2016 the world’s top architects and designers gathered with artists, art enthusiasts, art collectors and celebrities at Art Basel in Miami Beach.

Art Basel stages the world’s most premier modern and contemporary art fairs in Basel, Switzerland, Miami Beach, Florida and Hong Kong. The art exhibitions in each city are accompanied by satellite art fairs, pop-up art galleries and parties throughout the host cities.

This year during Art Basel Miami Beach, Kohler Co. partnered with the Art Production Fund (APF) and Architectural Digest in their annual production of limited-edition beach towels for the occasion. An annual tradition for the APF and Architectural Digest, different artists design the beach towels to support the APF to produce art projects and expand awareness of contemporary art.

The towels debuted at an event at the Delano South Beach hotel as part of a larger art installation created with KOHLER® freestanding baths in the hotel’s outdoor space.

The installation provided a whimsical backdrop for an evening of cocktails, conversations and dinner. Laura Kohler, Senior Vice President—Human Resources & Stewardship, spoke at the event about Kohler’s dedication to the arts, referencing our Arts/Industry program, which offers artists space in the Kohler Co. factory to create pieces of art using product materials such as clay and metal.