As Kohler Company’s deluxe products became increasingly high-tech, their customers needed an elegant way to engage the new features. Working directly with Kohler’s product designers, I designed icon sets for a range of Kohler products in their bathing, kitchen, and showering lines.
The first icons designed were for an integrated toilet remote control. The icons I created as part of this project established the icon style for subsequent product interfaces.
The style for the icons was conceived as a departure from the ‘universal’ iconography often employed for product interfaces and signage. Overall, the goal was to create a unified icon style that demonstrated Kohler’s ‘gracious living’ mission.
As the icons were to appear exclusively on high-resolution screens, I took the opportunity to bring in more detail and subtlety to their execution. The result was a rich visual icon style that is still being used and expanded.