Woodland Sanctuary Bathroom, for the Kohler Design Centre in Wisconsin, USA, showcasing a newly-launched Kohler product range.
Using the concept of the bathroom as a personal sanctuary and retreat from daily life, a flexible space was created that would allow individual users to control the intimacy and configuration of the room.
Each of the senses was considered, from the tactile qualities of the surfaces, the audio soundtrack and the colour-changing, dimmable lighting which can be altered to adapt to different moods, ranging from bright, morning light through to sensual, coloured lighting to induce a state of relaxation. The concealed lighting behind the resin screens, mimics the dappled light one might experience walking through a bamboo grove, whilst the cut-outs in the timber ceiling evokes the light falling through a canopy of trees.
The materials used throughout where chosen to minimise environmental impact: eco resin lines the walls, sustainable timber is used throughout, styling products include towels made from bamboo and furniture made from cork and end-of-line seatbelts.