Kohler WasteLAB’s Crackle Line with Ann Sacks Breaks the Mold
Kohler WasteLAB, the company’s 6-year-old sustainability initiative, recycles unfired pottery cull and other production cast-offs to create new tiles, tabletops, and buttons. Its surfacing subsidiary Ann Sacks shares the spoils in Crackle, a line spearheaded by product manager Theresa Millard. After extensive research, Millard pitched the concept to Kohler leadership and the two brands formed a team to develop the multi-step process, which includes the use of interactive glazes that pool and break over the surface during firing. “We came up with a recycled-tile clay body that translates into beautiful, ecologically thoughtful tile,” she says. Choose from five sizes in multiple shapes and six saturated colors, such as Amber and Emerald.