Ciao! Kohler Inspires During Milan Design Week

Design influencers from around the globe flocked to Milan, Italy in April for Milan Design Week. The exhibition displayed the latest and greatest in the world of design, and Kohler was at the heart of it all with exhibits at the historic Museo Bagatti Valsecchi.

The installation in the museum included the international debut of Kohler’s Real Rain experience, a showering panel that simulates the sight, sound, and feel of raindrops. Exhibited in the museum’s Loggia, the open air space allowed visitors to see, hear and touch Real Rain’s free fall of water. Surrounded by lush greenery arranged by Milan-based landscape designer Derek Castiglioni, the loggia felt like a tropical retreat in the middle of the city. 

In addition to Real Rain, the museum’s grand salon featured an interior wall of KOHLER Artist Editions Shagreen sinks artfully positioned among more greenery and bold birds of paradise also arranged by Castiglioni. The sinks' pebbled leather appearance invited visitors to touch their unique surface. Together, the Shagreen and Real Rain exhibits provided an exquisite backdrop for three events where attendees enjoyed celebrating design and sharing inspiration from the week.

Other exhibits in the Museo featured KOHLER intelligent toilets and the KALLISTA Script collection. Set against a historic fireplace, KOHLER intelligent toilets provided a nice contrast with their sleek, modern designs. The Script collection was placed in the Museo’s 19th century atrium to accentuate the red marble pillars.

About the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi is the fruit of extraordinary collecting experience from two brothers, Barons Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsece. It is one of Europe’s best preserved historic house museums and is home to the first shower in Milan—the perfect place for the international debut of Kohler’s Real Rain experience.

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