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Kohler x SR_A Present Terminal 01 the debut of Formation 01 Bathroom Faucet/ Design Miami 2023/

by Kohler and Dr. Samuel Ross

Water, through the passage of pure experimentation, is at the core of Terminal 01, the Design Miami/ architectural installation created in a collaboration between Kohler, Dr. Samuel Ross, and his industrial design studio SR_A.

Water, through the passage of pure experimentation, is at the core of Terminal 01, the Design Miami/ architectural installation created in a collaboration between Kohler, Dr. Samuel Ross, and his industrial design studio SR_A. Terminal 01 aims to reinvent our daily engagements with water and hygiene. Through the language of movement, acoustics, curiosity, questioning, and exploration-shared attributes of the sensory human experience-this concept is best excited through physical space. Through Terminal 01, you are granted a sense of touch, an exploration of curiosity, to control and affect the flow and intensity of water that moves through Formation 01, the Kohler x SR_A faucet debuting at Design Miami/. Radical. Innovative. Refined. Our unique water flow, unmistakable Haptic orange color, material composition, and cast tooling engineered to produce Formation 01 have been developed within the Kohler x SR_A industrial design studios between London, England, and Kohler, Wisconsin. Our visual language is inspired by industrial processes, modernist architecture, and color expression across design-forward cities around the world. The medium of architecture and body movement remains a core tenet of Kohler x SR_A, reflecting the essential movement of water through modernity. Radically redefining moving water, experience Terminal 01 and its centerpiece Formation 01, the result of the inaugural Kohler x SR_A collaboration with creative visionary Samuel Ross.

Through Terminal 01, you are granted a sense of touch, an exploration of curiosity, to control and affect the flow and intensity of water that moves through Formation 01, the Kohler x SR_A faucet debuting at Design Miami/

Kohler Co., founded in 1873 and based in Kohler, WI, is comprised of over 40,000 associates and more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; luxury cabinetry, tile and lighting; engines, generators, and clean energy solutions; and owner/operator of two, five-star hospitality and golf resorts. Additionally, the company also develops solutions for clean water and sanitation in underserved communities to improve quality of life for future generations. SR_A SR_A, founded in 2019 by Dr. Samuel Ross, is a progressive design studio that has produced collaborative, commercial projects with the LVMH Group, Apple Group and Nike Group, as well as independent technology and design driven companies. This British Maison is an architect of objects within the fields of industrial design, spatial design, and visual communication. The studio’s philanthropic arm, Black British Artist Grants, provides academic funding and artist grants to underrepresented practitioners of British Caribbean and British African descent. SR_A SR_A is a way to impact change through design. The Kohler x SR_A collaboration is a groundbreaking journey that promises to revolutionize the water experience. Grounded in principles of optimism, disruption, exploration, and scale, the concept embraces Samuel’s avant-garde artistic approach while honoring Kohler’s 150-year legacy of innovation and craftsmanship in the development of a new design language for water solutions. By pushing the boundaries of materials, forms, and colors, this collaboration challenges preconceived notions of familiarized objects with the intention of democratizing access to pure design.