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AUG 2014

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L AUFEN Bathrooms Nor th A meric a 11190 NW 25 th Street | Miami, FL 33172 USA T. 866.696.2493 | F. 866.264.7622 E. usa @ laufen.com | W. w w w.laufen.com/usa Created with Swiss precision and high quality demands. Combined with the love for detail, exceptional bathroom concepts come to life: LAUFEN Palomba Collection, design by L+R Palomba H E A R T M A D E . H A N D F I N I S H E D. Circle No. 7 on Product Card 40th year of this innovative program as we were at its inception," said Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., Chairman of the Board and CEO of Kohler Co. for the last 42 years. "In addition to being a critical resource for artists, the Arts/Industry program has had a lasting efect on our business by stretching the capability of the facto- ries, introducing the need for alternative technologies, and presenting new pos- sibilities in design." The Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation is on view through the end of this month at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Kohler Celebrates Arts/Industry Kohler, WI — This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Arts/ Industry residency program, a collaboration between artists and manufacturing run by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. For four decades, the program has pioneered the collabora- tion of Kohler Co. and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center with global artists. The anniversary is being celebrated with a 300- page book titled "Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation" and an exhibition surveying nearly 350 works of art created by artists-in- residence. The program was initiated by the Arts Center and Kohler Co. in 1974 to spark collaborations between artists and industrial ar- tisans. Emerging and established artists from around the world worked for two to six months on the factory floor alongside the men and women who cast and fnish Kohler plumbing products. Since the program's inception, Kohler has hosted more than 500 residencies. "We're as excited to join the Arts Center in celebrating the Whirlpool Teams Up with Nest Benton Harbor, MI — Whirl- pool Corp. has introduced integration with Nest devices through the Nest Developer Program, the company has announced. As a participant in the "Works with Nest" Program, Whirlpool Corp. will leverage Nest application program- ming interfaces to create a connected home experience. Whirlpool brand and Nest have taken the first step in their collaboration with a "Works with Nest" washer and dryer that inte- grates with the Nest Learning Thermostat. Consumer s can con - nect their Nest account to the Whirlpool laundry pair through the Whirlpool Smart Appliance App.

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