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Kohler’s Rista 3D printed sink goes commercial at CES

Based on a unique extrusion technology and materials developed with designer Daniel Arsham

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Luxury kitchen and bath products global leader Kohler is presenting the latest designs and smart home wellness experiences at CES 2024. Among these is Rista, a high-end commercial 3D printed sink based on a concept developed by Kohler in collaboration with designer Daniel Arsham. Merit3D’s Spencer Loveless saw it live at the show.

Kohler's Rista 3D printed sink goes commercial at CES, based on extrusion technology and materials developed with designer Daniel Arsham
Kohler’s Rista 3D printed sink. Photo by Spencer Loveless, Merit3D.

Kohler’s project that led to the Rista sink began with the Rock.01 3D printed sink. Here a relatively simple shape was printed using a combination of internally developed technologies to print a vitreous material via paste-based pneumatic material extrusion. The ultra limited-edition 3D printed sink was too complex to realize using traditional manufacturing methods and comprised 7.5 hours worth of continuously printed vitreous china and patinaed hand-cast brass. As such, Rock.01 was accurately referred to as ‘functional high art’.

The Rock.01 3D printed sink debuted at Design Miami as part of Daniel Arsham’s nature-inspired ‘Stone Flow’ installation for the Kohler exhibition space. It was also presented at a dedicated “Fuorisalone” event by Kohler during Milan Design Week.

With its presence at CES 2024, Rista is taking this concept to the next level making it available to a wider demographic who can afford ultra-high-end luxury bath furniture and it is likely to be the first in a full range of new products. The new-to-market bathroom sink blends heritage craft with digital technology through Kohler’s exclusive and revolutionary method of 3D printing with vitreous china material.

The German company’s lineup marks a continued commitment to transforming homes into personal sanctuaries for comfort, self-care, and renewal. Its products incorporate advanced form and function, intuitive controls, and seamless connectivity to help customers enjoy the wellness benefits of exceptional design solutions and luxury spa experiences at home.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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