WE BELIEVE IN SUPPORTING ART.

The Arts/Industry residency program was founded by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center forty years ago as a bold experiment to make the creative potential of industrial materials and processes available to artists. 

To date, more than four hundred artists have produced entirely new bodies of work and major public commissions that would have been impossible in their home studios.

 

WE BELIEVE OUR WORK IS A WORK OF ART.

Debuting in 2013, the Moxie Showerhead + Speaker brought art and industry together in perfect harmony. Cleverly designed to play music, this colorful product caught the eyes, ears and imaginations of judges at several major awards shows including the Industrial Designers Society of America and the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show.

 

WE BELIEVE BOLD ART KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES.

From photo contests to displays of children’s creations, the Kohler China team strongly supported the cultivation of art and design in their communities the past year. Here are some of the highlights from around the country:  

Honoring Kohler Co.’s 140th anniversary, a traveling museum exhibit showcased historical fixtures, works from China Bold.Arts artists and the latest in KOHLER® plumbing innovation.

Designers, distributors, developers and Kohler associates travelled to Kohler, Wisconsin, to celebrate 15 new China Bold.Arts works, crafted in collaboration with associates at Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai and recently showcased in 24 cities across China.

The “Love Discovery” associate photo contest encouraged associates to capture stories of love on their cameras. Also, an online design contest, called “I am an artist,” drew 300 participants who submitted future product designs.



"Life without Labor is Guilt; Labor without Art is Brutality."

– John Ruskin