November 2, 2018

2018 Kohler Design Affair Explores the Making of the Modern World

From November 5-7, the most influential designers from around the world will gather in Kohler, Wisconsin for the third Kohler Design Affair. In partnership with Interior Design, the thought-leadership and modern experiential conference brings together the top minds in design for compelling discussions and unique experiences amid the backdrop of Kohler’s world-class hospitality in the charming Village of Kohler, Wisconsin.

 This year, the theme of the Affair is “Making of the Modern World.” During the conference, speakers and attendees will explore how progress, inventiveness, and innovation in design gives us the tools to build a better future. Topics will range from art as an experience, to crafts at all scales, to community building.

The 2018 Kohler Design Affair speakers represent a range of perspectives and expertise as they pertain the role of modernism in our world. Featured speakers include:

  • Marc Fornes, Architect, Founder of THEVERYMANY, New York, NY
  • Irwin Adam, New York, NY
  • Joni Saylor, Director IBM Design Thinking Practice, Austin, TX
  • Lyndon Neri, Founding Partner, Neri & Hu, Shanghai
  • Herbert Kohler, Executive Chairman, Kohler Co.
  • David Kohler, President and CEO of Kohler Co.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global lifestyle brand and leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; decorative products, cabinetry and tile, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

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