Kohler products have long been gracing the interiors of luxury hotels around the world. Think high-end, international hotels such as the Sheraton, Westin, Four Seasons, W Hotels, Ritz Carlton and the Hilton hotels – along with boutique residences such as Rosewood, Luxury Collection and Indigo.
And now, Kohler is featuring in the bathrooms of premium hotels and luxury apartments here in Australia, including the recently completed 6-Star rated Crown Towers Perth. As the bathroom brand of choice, balancing style and comfort with tough, hardworking roles in the bathrooms our KOHLER products help bring hospitality projects like Crown Towers to life.
Crown Towers Perth
A first class resort, Crown Towers Perth is positioned overlooking the Swan River with sweeping views across to the Perth CBD. The architectural aesthetic is contemporary and distinctive, complemented by sumptuous interiors.
The riverside entrance to Crown Towers Perth. Image supplied by Crown Towers Perth.
Designed by Melbourne based architects and designers Bates Smart, Singapore based interior designer Michael Fiebrich and Sydney based Blainey North among others, the hotel boasts an array of outstanding features. Some standouts include a full-sized Frangipani tree and greenery wall greeting guests from Metropole, 187 unique designs for custom-made light fixtures, a soaring seven metre high ceiling in the hotel lobby and behind the reception desk sits an incredible wall-mounted sculpture, by artist Ian Dowling, consisting of 6,000 separate ceramic pieces, capturing the essence of the local landscape.
The Lobby at Crown Towers Perth, including the ceramic, wall-mounted sculpture by artist Ian Dowling. Images supplied by Crown Towers Perth.
The 500 timelessly luxurious apartments are larger than standard hotel rooms and feature elegant and contemporary styling. The spacious travertine-lined bathrooms are positioned to offer stunning views across the landscaped, riverwalk gardens, the Swan River and towards the city of Perth.
Premier suites at Crown Towers Perth. Image supplied by Crown Towers Perth.
Spacious bathrooms at Crown Towers PerthDrawing influence from international design benchmarks and the design intent to create restrained luxury, the tapware selected was the premium Loure range. The Loure Collection’s sleek design delivers a sense of pure simplicity and the wall mounted basin provides a classically modern look that perfectly coordinates with the stunning bathroom interior.
Crown Towers Perth Premier bathroom
The Loure Wall Mount Basin Set
The over-sized shower features the Loure Shower Column with hand-shower and matching shower mixer and brings both form and function with its linearity.
The Loure shower column – an overhead Rainshower featuring Katalyst Air Technology – plus handshower. Paired with Loure shower mixer.
Meanwhile, the Loure bath spout’s dimensions are dictated by its function – the water stream is simply an extension of the spout itself.
Nothing like a bath with a view … featuring the Kohler Loure Top Assembly handles and matching Bath spout – created for Crown
The toilet of choice is the simple yet streamlined Parliament Back To Wall Toilet Suite – a toilet that achieves all the design requirements of the project including water conservation, quiet performance and added comfort.
The quietly versatile Parliament Back To Wall Toilet Suite
About Crown Towers Perth
The pinnacle of luxury in Perth’s hotel offerings, Crown Tower’s Perth’s guest rooms and suites boast unparalleled city views, intelligently designed with the latest in luxury hotel technology.
Seamlessly integrating with existing Crown properties Metropole and Promenade, amenities include include numerous retail and dining options, a full-service spa, a business centre, large convention and meeting complex.
Foyer at Crown Towers featuring the fragrant Frangipani tree
For more information on Crown Towers Perth, visit the Crown Towers Perth website.
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Bathroom basins have a new look and a longer life! The latest ceramics technology has created a super-ceramic whereby vitreous china can be shaped into beautifully refined, slim-walled basins that are more durable and stain-free.
The stunning new Mica Slim Rim Basin
Kohler, one of the world’s largest bathroom specialists, has developed the Mica basin – a countertop vessel basin with super slim walls, just 6mm thick, and a CleanCoat™ stain-resistant coating.
The Mica basins are minimalist in design and perfectly proportioned. Designed to be used with statement hob-mounted taps such as Kohler’s award-winning Composed the Mica, in its modernist form, is the perfect complement to any style of bathroom or ensuite.
The delicate appearance of the walls of the Mica are, in fact, misleading. While extremely delicate and elegant in appearance, these new basins are 1.5 times harder than traditional vitreous china.
The 6mm super-ceramic slim rim is extremely strong and durable.
And Kohler’s DFI CleanCoat™ finish creates an invisible stain-resistant surface that ensures the basin retains its original glossy, pristine good looks after many years of use.
The Mica vessel basin comes in two designs – 393 mm square and a 410 mm diameter round version.
If you’re building or renovating, for the best in bathroom and kitchen inspiration visit the Kohler and Englefield display suites and technical showroom in Glenfield on Auckland’s North Shore. You’ll discover an extensive range of products from leading a global leader in bathroomware – Kohler – and Englefield, one of New Zealand’s favourite bathroom brands.
Kohler Artist Edition basins on display at Diana Drive.
“Living on the Leading Edge of Design and Technology” underpins every new design and product at Kohler and the stunning mini-suites provide a range of styles and settings to suit any bathroom.
For even more options, the popular Englefield brand offers the “Total Bathroom Solution” featuring showering displays, mini-suites, kitchen sinks and more.
One of the modern suites at the Kohler / Englefield showroom.
On-trend mini-suites showcase the extensive range on display.
You’ll find the total bathroom solution – baths, basins, tapware, furniture and more.
From Kohler’s Artist Edition and Nature’s Chemistry ranges, to Englefield’s popular Milano Collection of shower, bath, tapware and accessories, the showroom enables customers to see the products in bathroom settings or “try before they buy”.
The popular Reve vessel basin with Strayt tapware.
One of the many Englefield suites on display.
The Kohler and Englefield showroom is at 133 Diana Drive and is open from 8.30am to 5pm.
Last month a special Kohler and the Arts Bold. Art. exhibition featuring a collaboration of the six rising artists from six countries including Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines, was held in Bangkok.
At Kohler Co. our artistic roots run deep. In 1974, the world renowned Artists-in- residence program was introduced at Kohler’s head office in Wisconsin, to support aspiring artists in the US. Over 40 years later, more than 500 residencies have participated in this program creating a stunning range of unique one-of-a-kind artistic pieces for the bathroom.
One of the most popular Artist Edition collections in Australia and New Zealand is the Empress Bouquet. The collection includes the Conical Bell Vessel, a rectangular undercounter and an oval undercounter.
An artist working on an Artist Edition basin during his residency at Kohler, Wisconsin.
Passing the artistic tradition to Asia, the equivalent of this Artists program debuted in China in 2010 with a program titled “Bold. Art.”
Following the success in China, the program was later extended to include Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea during 2013-2014. Participating artists were invited to create artistic pieces from similar materials used to produce Kohler’s products under the theme “Asian Contemporary Art: Rooted in the Past, Looking into the Future”.
An artist-in-residence at Kohler’s Southeast Asia Artist Residency Program.
Artists in residence as part of the Southeast Asia Bold. Art. collaboration.
Kohler Co’s president and CEO Mr David Kohler attended the opening ceremony. In addition, a special showcase of exclusive items from the Artist Editions collection, an elegant and elaborately designed product line that was first introduced by Kohler Co. in 1985, was also on display.
KOHLER Co. Bold. Art. exhibition in Bangkok. Left – Peter Oesch (Director Marketing Communications APAC)
Right – David Kohler, President and CEO, Kohler Co.
KOHLER Bold. Art. exhibition in Bangkok
Low-profile countertop basins are currently at the top of the wish list for bathroom renovators with Kohler reporting a strong preference for simple, pared back models teamed with bench or wall mount mixer taps.
Perfectly paired – the Forefront Square basin with the Stance Tall basin mixer
Two models epitomise the look – the Forefront Square countertop basin and the Forefront Rectangular design.
The former is ideal for more compact spaces or where there are twin basins installed side by side. Measuring 413mm with a height of 83mm the Forefront Square is a perfect example of timeless, understated design that works well in any style of bathroom.
The Forefront square countertop basin with the Viteo wall mount basin set
The larger Forefront Rectangular Basin measures 585mm x 460mm and features integrated counterspace for toiletries and has a single tap hole.
Forefront rectangular basin with the July basin mixer
In addition there is a semi-recessed model, ideal for narrow vanities or bench tops. It features a single tap hole and compact dimensions of 420 x 460mm.
Forefront semi recessed basin with Singulier basin mixer
Each of the Forefront basins, in sparkling vitreous china, is suitable for installation atop vanities and wall-hung bench tops.
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Countertop basins tick all the right boxes for many of us – you can choose from understated, statement piece or refreshing pop of pattern or texture – it really can be the defining point of any bathroom.
The Conical Bell Vessels basin is a beautiful, on-trend countertop basin. Reminiscent of washbasins of past eras, its simple lines and curves suit both classical and contemporary style suites.
Kohler’s Conical Bell Vessels Basin with the Cuff Tall Basin Mixer
An Artist Edition version of the Conical Bell Vessels basin features the Empress Bouquet Design. A perfect example of eye-catching pattern, the brilliant detailing is a modern interpretation of 18th century Chinese print work. Its delicate floral motif features gold and metallic highlights and works beautifully with some of Kohler’s new PVD finish tapware in rose gold.
Conical Bell Vessels Basin with Empress Bouquet
For those seeking an understated approach the elegant Forefront series of basins come in a range of shapes to suit any vanity top.
The Forefront rectangular countertop basin offers generous space, integrated counter top and clean lines. It can be installed with either wall or bench/hob mounted taps.
Kohler’s Forefront rectangular basin
The Forefront square basin’s clean, minimalist lines and graceful curves make the basin a perfect choice for classical or contemporary bathrooms that will stand the test of time.
Forefront square counter-top basin with Stance tall basin mixer
And for a truly striking piece that will set the scene for any bathroom, check out the Antilia Wading Pool. Comprising a thick, concave, rectangular slab of cast glass this iconic piece gives the impression of being formed over decades of sitting beneath a never ending waterfall. And while its subtly rippled surface gives the sense of a time worn piece its beautiful light-reflective form gives a very modern day sense of the shifting fluidity of nature.
Nature’s Chemistry – Kohler’s stunning Antilia Wading Pool Glass Basin with Purist Basin Mixer