The Katalyst for change in showering technology

Advanced water technology means we can all indulge in a drenching, luxurious, all-enveloping shower safe in the knowledge we are using less water than ever when showering!

Kohler, the US global design force in bathroom design and technology, is the brand behind the patented Katalyst showering technology.

A reconfigured sprayface and an air-injection mechanism create a super-indulgent ‘rainshower’ experience whereby the user receives even, wide coverage, without any wasteful overspray, regardless of the water pressure.

Katalyst showering - Exhale

The Exhale Showerhead offers 4 different shower spray options to suit your mood.

Katalyst technology introduces 2.2 litres of air into every 9.4 litres of water creating larger, fuller water droplets that retain heat longer**.

The fullness and force of the water spray emulates that of a heavy rain shower, courtesy in part to the redesign of the nozzles – larger diameter, different configuration and revised angle.

Kohler Rain Duet

Kohler’s Katalyst showering technology delivers luxurious, plump water droplets that retain the heat for longer.

The unique patented technology of Katalyst results in a better cleaning and hair rinsing performance – and an overall indulgent, luxurious experience.

And while the technology is high performance there are no visible changes to the showerhead’s exterior and no extra noise.

Katalyst showering - Exhale

The Exhale Shower comes with 4 different shower spray options – from Silk Spray for a gentle face wash to Drenching for a full showering experience.

 

Kohler Moxie Katalyst

The Kohler Moxie Showerhead with Wireless Bluetooth Speaker also sports Katalyst Air Injected Technology.

Kohler’s Katalyst rainshower experience is available in a number of showering tapware options – wall and ceiling mounted showerheads plus showering columns.

Kohler Katalyst RainDuet

The Katalyst RainDuets come with Round or Square Rain Showerheads

 

Katalyst RainCan

The Kohler Katalyst RainCans come in square or round and two sizes – 200mm or 250mm.

 

Katalyst Moxie Showerhead

The Moxie Showerhead with Wireless Bluetooth Speaker comes in 2 sizes – 125mm and 250mm

** Independent studies have shown each droplet is half a degree warmer as a result of Katalyst technology.

New Kohler Experience Centre (KEC) opens in New Delhi…

New Kohler Experience Centre (KEC) opens in New Delhi…

Its been a busy few months for Kohler Co. with the commencement of our global Kohler Experience Centre (known as KEC) rollout in strategic locations around the world.

The first KEC to launch – and the perfect location for any flagship store – was in New York in June. Occupying a 10,000 foot space, the New York KEC is divided into a series of stunning kitchen and bathroom vignettes.

Not to be outdone, Europe launched it’s own flagship KEC in London in the design hub of Clerkenwell with it’s own collection of sumptuous suites and experiential displays.

Closer to home, the latest KEC to open its doors was KEC New Delhi – a hub which is now becoming one of Kohler’s fastest growing markets – according to David Kohler, President and CEO who also attended the opening.

KEC Delhi

Kohler CEO and President David Kohler at Delhi KEC opening

The New Delhi 10,000 sq ft retail concept space was designed by local firm Studio Lotus and is spread over 2 floors and 4 distinct zones – Café, Inspiration Zone, Warehouse and Lab.

As its name suggests, the Cafe – sporting a Kohler kitchen of course – offers the perfect meeting place for consultants, architects, designer and retail customers meeting to discuss their need for each individual project.

The Warehouse is an area that showcases the product range with a modular space for customers to select products for
their projects while highlighting the strength of the KOHLER portfolio.

KEC Delhi

Tapware line-up ready for selection

The Lab is an area that highlights Kohler’s journey of product innovation and performance stories. This space
features interactive, live product displays offering an immersive experience to KEC visitors.

KEC Delhi

A vast array of showering options zone in the Lab.

The Inspiration Zone features the work of seven key Indian architecture firms. Each suite or space represents their
creative interpretation of what a bathroom can look like – ranging from Zen bathrooms featuring Japanese minimalism to
bathrooms blending old world elegance with new age technology in a monochromatic palette of black and white.

KEC Delhi

An bathroom suite designed by featured architects in the Inspiration Zone

KEC Delhi

Some bathroom inspiration for visitors in the Inspiration Zone”Our KOHLER Experience Centers signify a paradigm shift in our retail experience globally. With the launch of the
KOHLER Experience Centre in New Delhi we are elevating our retail experience allowing end consumers, architects and
designers to have an interactive and immersive experience with KOHLER’s global range of products,” said David Kohler,
President and Chief Executive Officer of KOHLER Co.

KEC Delhi

A Purist and Derring Wading Pool Basin feature in just one of the many suite vignettes on display

The Experience Centre houses fully-functioning displays of KOHLER’s global product lines, including basins, tapware,
showers, baths and toilets. The KEC is the first of its kind for both the bathroom industry and for the KOHLER brand in India. This experiential space will enable architects, design professionals and consumers to trial and specify KOHLER products all under one roof.

And of course, each KEC features it’s own unique art exhibition. KEC Delhi features the work of visionary designers Sahil and Sarthak who created the art installation “Kalpataru – The Wishing Tree” signifying customs associated with the Hindu Festival of Lights. The sculpture was unveiled during the KEC Delhi opening.

Art installation by designers Sahil and Sarthak named “Kalpataru – The Wishing Tree”

 

 

To read more about the KEC New York opening – click here.

To read more about the KEC London opening – click here.

Titanium … the newest finish in the bathroom

Conveying strength and style with an attitude, the new KOHLER® Vibrant Titanium finish is a stunning addition to any modern
bathroom.

With deeper, richer tones than polished chrome it retains the shine and reflection of chrome while providing the perfect foil for other favourite finishes for the bathing space such as timber, stone and ceramics.

Composed tapware

A close up of the unique Composed Basin Mixer’s cylindrical barrel handle.

Typical of the look is the bathroom pictured, showing Kohler’s new- release Composed Titanium tapware teamed with pared-back stone benchtop, timeless penny round ceramic wall tiles and convincingly realistic timber ceramic tiles. The result is timeless, covetable style in the bathroom!

Composed Titanium tapware

This beachside home’s bathroom features the Composed tapware in new Titanium finish.

Composed is Kohler’s award-winning basin and showering tapware in the new Titanium PVD finish (International Red Dot Design Award). PVD technology – Physical Vapour Deposition – enables luxury metal finishes to be applied to solid brass tapware by vapourising the finish and then molecularly bonding it to the chrome surface. The result is a tarnish, scratch and corrosion resistant finish that exceeds industry standards and carries a 15-year warranty.

Composed Titanium Tapware

The Composed basin mixer range in Titanium PVD

Other fittings in the bathroom include the Kohler Parliament benchtop basin and the Rain Duet Shower column, with Katalyst technology that delivers a luxurious and drenching rainshower experience while using less than 9 litres of water a minute. Katalyst technology is a revolutionary air induction system that injects 2.2 litres of air into every 9.4 litres of water, creating larger, fuller water droplets, which retain heat for longer, creating a full, enveloping shower experience.

Parliament Basin

The Parliament countertop basin’s square lines pair perfectly with the Composed tapware design aesthetic.

 

RainDuet Shower Column

The multi-purpose RainDuet Shower Column with Square Overhead Shower brings the best of both worlds. The overhead RainCan showerhead features Katalyst air-infused showering technology.

 

A space-saving essential for compact spaces, is Kohler’s Panache wall-faced toilet suite. By concealing the cistern within the wall space the perception of spaciousness can be achieved.

Panache Wall Faced Toilet Suite

The Panache Wall Faced Toilet Suite is a space-saving winner in both form and function.

 

Panache Wall Faced Toilet

The Panache Wall Faced Toilet comes with bevel or oval chrome flushplate options.

To complete the look, and maintain the design aesthetic, Kohler’s Singulier bathroom accessories have been used throughout.

Singulier accessories

Singulier accessories used in this bathroom renovation. Click here to see the full range of Singulier accessories.

Other finishes featured in this shoot:

  • Stone benchtops – Silestone Ariel
  • Wall Tiles – Penny Rounds, Tile Mega Mart
  • Floor Tiles – Araucaria Clara, Tile Mega Mart
Avid Titanium – Timeless tapware style for the bathroom

Avid Titanium – Timeless tapware style for the bathroom

Our design crush on metals has moved to the bathroom with the style spotlight shining brightly on Titanium – one of the world’s most precious metals. Kohler has been quick to respond, releasing a beautiful set of tapware in a lustrous Titanium PVD finish.

Avid tapware

Avid 3TH Basin Set in stunning Titanium PVD finish.

Avid, seriously graceful and sensuously simple, won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in 2015 for its polished chrome format. Its recreation in Titanium is a sure case of sublime style and perfect timing!

Reminiscent of liquid metal Avid’s gentle, fluid form rises from the benchtop and is stretched to a slender, tapered spout. The lever control is an extension of the body of the tap – no harsh edges, sharp angles or unnecessary embellishment.

Avid Tapware

The Avid Super Tall Basin Mixer – the perfect partner for a vessel or countertop basin!

The Avid collection includes Standard, Tall and Super Tall basin mixers as well as a three-piece widespread model, a wall mount basin mixer and shower mixers. The basin tapware has a 5 star WELS rating, using six litres of water a minute.

Avid tapware

The slimline Avid Wall Mount Basin Set in Titanium.

The durable, corrosion-resistant Titanium finish of Avid is achieved by virtue of PVD technology (Physical Vapour Deposition). This is a customised finish system that vaporises the finish and molecularly bonds it to the chrome surface. This produces a finish that is tarnish, scratch and corrosion resistant – in fact all Kohler finishes exceed industry standards and carry a 15-year warranty.

The Avid basin tapware is rated a five star WELS using just six litres of water a minute. Avid accessories complete the look and are also available in the Titanium finish.

See Mark Bickerstaffe – our Kohler Director of New Product Development – talk about the design intent of this new Kohler tapware:

 

Awaken the senses with Kohler’s new advanced action slide shower …

Advanced action, wide coverage slide showers are just the latest in technology-driven features in the bathroom – and the Awaken Slide Shower ticks all those boxes.

Kohler, US global innovator in bathroom design, has released a multifunction slide shower that delivers wide coverage while minimising over-spray, and features enhanced targeted spray patterns.

Kohler Awaken Slide Shower

The Awaken Slide Shower with organic shaped showerhead.

Awaken is a slide shower with clean, architectural lines and a beautifully sculpted shower head that is geometric in appearance.

Kohler Awaken Slide Shower

The geometric inspired sprayface on the Awaken Slide Shower.

Powered by an advanced spray engine, the Awaken slide shower delivers the signature experience that sets Kohler showering apart. Users can select from three spray patterns accessed by a simple-slide tab on the showerhead.

Choose from an all encompassing spray with wide coverage for everyday use.

Kohler Awaken slide shower

Awaken Slide shower’s drenching spray.

For soapy hair-rinsing, when a more intense, drenching spray is required there is a more forceful setting.

Kohler Awaken slide shower

Awaken Slide Shower

And for those with sore muscles or in need of some rejuvenation, the targeted mode, with a more powerful stream of water is the perfect antidote.

Kohler Awaken slide shower

Awaken Slide shower targeted spray action.

The entire surface of Awaken’s 110mm diameter spray face is covered in spray nozzles and features a finish that is easily cleaned with just a damp cloth.

Kohler polished chrome bathroom products, including its slide showers, benefit from a special finish that resists corrosion and tarnishing.

Click here to see the Awaken slide shower in action.

Take a pure approach to tapware with the new Purist tapware collection …

Referencing vintage hand pumps PURIST, the latest bathroom tapware collection from Kohler, is the essence of simplicity and authenticity.

Hero of the range is the single lever mixer in both standard and tall – a single column topped with a slender cylindrical lever it is the epitome of intuitive functionality.

Purist tapware

The Purist Tall Basin Mixer with Petaline Cast Iron Basin

Simply lift and turn the lever to adjust flow and temperature. The design taps into our ever-growing love for unadorned simplicity and effortless use, without the obsessive need to over-design and innovate.

Purist tapware

The Purist Basin Mixer with Briolette Glass Basin.

Other models within the range are the three-piece basin mixer sets with lever control in both wall mount and hob mount. There is also a wall-mounted three-piece lever design available, all maintaining the same mantra of purism and integrity.

Purist tapware

Purist 3 piece Hob Mount Basin Set

Purist tapware

Purist Wall Mount Basin Set with Botticelli Marble Basin

All basin taps are five star WELS rated using only six litres of water a minute. There are also bath spouts, bath/shower mixers with and without diverter plus a matching freestanding bath filler with handshower.

Purist tapware

Purist Floor Mount Bath Filler with Abrazo Lithocast bath.

Purist tapware

Purist Floor Mount Bath Filler

The kitchen also benefits from the Purist mantra of simplicity and authenticity.

The polished chrome, 5-star WELS Purist kitchen mixer features the same clean, simple lines as the bathroom models with a single lever handle, ¼ turn ceramic disc cartridges and tarnish and corrosion-resistant finish.

Purist Kitchen Mixer

Purist Kitchen Mixer

Coming soon is the Purist tapware range in a range of finishes including Rose Gold, Polished Gold, Vibrant Bronze and Brushed Nickel.