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Watch a live talk on luxury and digital innovation with Kohler

Dezeen teamed up with bathroom brand Kohler to host a live panel discussion exploring luxury, wellbeing and digital innovation.

The talk was moderated by Dezeen's chief content officer Ben Hobson and discussed how digital technology can be used to enhance luxury hospitality projects and how it can offer users greater personalisation in their environments.

Speakers appearing on the panel included Kristina Zanic, CEO of Kristina Zanic Consultants, Paul Wiste, vice president of design and construction at Four Seasons Hotels and Lun Cheak Tan, vice president of industrial design at Kohler.

The panel looked at how digital innovation is advancing the future of the hospitality industry, as well as how conceptions of luxury and wellbeing have changed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Kristina Zanic, CEO of Kristina Zanic Consultants
Kristina Zanic wil be taking part in the panel discussion

Zanic is an interior designer and founder of Dubai-based design firm Kristina Zanic Consultants. She specialises in hospitality projects, and has worked with clients such Accor, Marriott, and Hilton.

In 2021 Zanic was named Leader of the Year at the Index Dubai awards. She currently is involved in mentoring students in the Middle East, India and Australia.

Paul Wiste
Paul Wiste will be joining the panel

Wiste is vice president of design and construction at Four Seasons, and oversees all of the brand's design and construction projects in the Asia Pacific region. He is also involved in researching and exploring future trends and movements in hospitality design.

He has previously held design roles at Jumeriah Hotels and Resorts and Intercontinental Hotels, and until earlier this year was a principal at hospitality  consultancy Design Assembly.

Lun Cheak Tan
Lun Cheak Tan will also be taking part in the discussion

Tan joined Kohler in 2013 as design director for its Kitchen & Bath Asia Pacific division, before moving to his current role of vice president of industrial design. Tan is responsible for creating strategies for product innovation and design.

In addition, Tan co-founded design collective Little Thoughts Group to create greater awareness of design and its importance in everyday life and culture.

Partnership content

This talk was produced by Dezeen for Kohler as part of a partnership. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.