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Kohler Chit Chat Event

Kohler to highlight innovation at Dubai Design Week

DUBAI, October 30, 2018

US-based Kohler, a global leader in kitchen and bath products, is hosting three innovation- and design-focused events in conjunction with Dubai Design Week, the region's largest creative festival running from November 12 to 17.

The events will be held at Atrium, Building 4 in Dubai Design District on November 14.

Kohler Chit Chat “Wanderlust” Event
1:30 – 2:30pm    

The event will feature of the Middle East’s most influential architects and designers as they share how their travel influences design. It will highlight 20 slides each shown only for 20 seconds, to challenge the five speakers to present their experiences, ideas, thoughts in regard to the topic ‘Wanderlust’.    

Kohler Design Forum Dubai
3:00 - 4:30pm

The possibilities of the cities of tomorrow, the integration of design and technology into our daily lives, the use of smart technology in a people-centric way, and the possibilities of artificial intelligence are topics that will be discussed in Kohler Design Forum.

Hosted in conjunction with the global affairs and lifestyle magazine Monocle, and part of a new series to inspire and unite architects and designers across the world, the Middle East edition of the Kohler Design Forum will focus on the theme of “All Things Connected”. The event will put the spotlight on the growing and rapid integration of technology into our lives and how this informs, shapes and disrupts the design world. Dubai is one of the stops in this series of events this year; London, Singapore, Toronto and Bangkok are also featured in the Kohler calendar.

The Dubai forum features leading design professionals from various fields including: Sania Abbas, business leader for Watson Internet of Things in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey region; Paul Priestmann, designer and chairman of global design consultancy Priestman Goode; Giovanni De Niederhäusern, CEO of Carlo Ratti Associati an international innovation and an innovation and design practice that investigates the impact of digital technologies on architecture, planning and design; and Richard Kong, Vice President of Industrial Design, Kohler Kitchen & Bath Americas.

The event consists of insightful presentations and panel discussions with industry leaders on trending themes and topics. It offers a platform for architects and designers to inspire and be inspired.

Kohler WasteLab Workshop
5:00 – 6:30pm

Theresa Millard is the creative force behind the ‘Kohler Innovation for Good’ social innovation program that leverages the skills and passion of Kohler associates who want to see change in the world. She leads the Kohler WasteLab believing that taking a nature based abundant view of the world rather than a “lean” approach to waste streams can change how everyone looks at resources.

The lab turns pottery cull, foundry sand and other traditional “waste” products into usable ceramic tiles, tabletops and decorative accessories. In this workshop, she is going to talk about the creation of this new lab in Kohler, Wisconsin and the developments that have been made so far and she will explore with the participants their relationship with industrial waste.

Kohler is a 145-year-old global company with 37,000 associates, and strong representation in the Middle East, through presence in nine countries in the region and main office in Dubai, UAE. – TradeArabia News Service

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