Wishing to create a collection that allows people to piece together a unique design solution within a system of forms, the Kohler U.S. design studio turned to the past for inspiration.

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.


Artifacts reimagines Edwardian design for today’s bathroom spaces. We drew on the overall aesthetic of turn-of-the-century designs reflecting the ingenuity of practical-minded craftsmen who made do with the resources at hand.

Artifacts revives this pragmatic approach within the context of a culture that embraces highly personalised design. We wanted each piece of the collection to be distinct in form and ornamental details, yet to feel part of a whole. Artifacts, with multiple spout and handle options featuring detailed turnings and finials, allows people to compose a space one piece at a time, each piece chosen for its particular character.