New York-Based Artist Daniel Arsham Debuts a Striking New Sink for Kohler

The organic form was inspired by stones found along the beach his Long Island home

Daniel Arsham, the New York–based artist and cofounder of the multidisciplinary firm Snarkitecture, has designed a lot of things, among them a giant ball pit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., a narrow playhouse in an Indiana alleyway, and a tub chiseled from stone for his own weekend home (AD, December 2019). Now he’s adding a bathroom sink to that impressive résumé. From November 30 through December 5 at Design Miami, Arsham will debut Rock.01, a new washbasin for Kohler, 3D-printed in vitreous china and available in a limited edition of 99. “I was inspired by topographical maps and stones found at the beach near my home in Long Island,” explains Arsham of the collaboration brokered by art marketing and partnership consultancy The Art Lab Studio. He worked closely with Kohler to digitally translate a pebble-shaped clay model into a sculptural form that slumps casually on a piece of cast brass. Says Arsham: “The new is physically resting on the old.” kohlercollective.com —Hannah Martin

October 26, 2021