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Best Domestic Design: Wallpaper* Design Awards 2023


This is the Best Domestic Design: Wallpaper* Design Awards 2023 shortlist. Functionality meets creativity in this round-up of exceptional domestic objects and tools, from a 3D-printed ceramic sink by Daniel Arsham for Kohler to a turntable by Brian Eno, an outdoor kitchen by Luca Nichetto, a revolutionary vacuum cleaner and Nick Cave’s designs for Knoll Textiles.

The winner of this, and all the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2023, will be announced in the February issue of Wallpaper*, on sale 5 January, as well as here on


‘Rock.01’ 3D-printed ceramic sink by Daniel Arsham and Kohler

Daniel Arsham Kohler sink

(Image credit: Courtesy Kohler Co)

Kohler’s collaboration with American multidisciplinary artist Daniel Arsham revolved around the US kitchen and bathroom behemoth’s ongoing experimentation with cutting-edge ceramic technology, resulting in the organically shaped, 3D-printed ‘Rock.01’ sink. Featuring an asymmetric vitreous basin, which leans against a rock-shaped form cast from brass, the sink is made producing very little waste and using a lot less water than regular casting methods. Arsham originally designed the sink as two components that looked like one stone resting on top of another, but on discovering that Kohler had made cast iron bathtubs in the late 19th century, he ended up creating a cast brass base with the same recognisable patina as the artist’s bronze sculptural works, offering a nice juxtaposition of a heritage material alongside a new futuristic material. ‘Rock.01’, which made its debut at Design Miami 2021 as part of an installation designed by Arsham, was released in a limited edition of 99.  


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