Bryan Adams, the well-known Canadian photographer, composer and singer of ‘Summer of ’69,’, has now partnered up with Kaldewei to work on a range of steel enamel bowls for the bathroom. With hygiene being more important than ever in these times of the pandemic, Adams invited six people of different age, gender, and from various ethnicities to a photo studio in Berlin to take photos of their hands under running water to symbolise togetherness.
Kaldewei collaborated with Bryan on their 2021 bowl collection called “Uncompromisingly Connected,” which may seem like a contradiction at first glance. “We are all naturally connected to each other and we are reliable to take care of each other and the environment. So, everyday things like washing our hands is becoming more and more important now,” he said.
Due to the bowls being made of steel and glass they are durable, elegant, and hygienic. Kaldewei has been making unique enamel bathroom items for around 100 years including, for example bathtubs, basins, and shower areas, and the knowledge has been passed down through generations. The German family run business focuses on being as environmentally friendly as possible which means that their enamel products are all recyclable and they have been a long-standing partner with the WWF Meeresschutzprogramm (sea protection programme), that stands for reducing plastic waste in Oceans.
The core of the collection are Ming and Miena, two steel enamel bowls. Ming symbolises subtle elegance and and its colour palette is held to a minimal with black and white that comes in glossy or matte. Miena is the more playful option for people that are not afraid to set highlights in their bathroom. Its colour palette varies in between refreshing blue and warmer tones of pink. Additionally, the Miena bowl comes in 13 more colours.