New Kohler Experience Center opens in Hollywood

Kohler Experience Center Los Angeles

This week we opened the doors to our seventh Kohler Experience Center, in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Kohler Experience Center Los Angeles

The opening night of the KOHLER Experience Center – West Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Following on from KEC’s in New York, London, Singapore, New Delhi, Taipei and Bangkok, the Hollywood store (KEC LAX) continues our mission to launch our new retail concept – KOHLER Experience Center’s located around the world, offering a global immersion in the full offering of KOHLER products.

What this means is that each Center will showcase fully-functioning displays of Kohler’s global product lines available across the world— a first for both the industry and for the KOHLER brand. This will enable trade professionals to test and source KOHLER products like never before. Fully-functioning products, including showers, tapware, basins and toilets will enable all customers to experience the true differences in performance and design.

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Extensive displays showcase products.

Attended by key designers, celebrities and industry associates alike, the two-story 10,000 square foot space played host to with more than twenty bath vignettes and five full kitchen vignettes on display.

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20 bathroom vignettes adorn the showroom.

LA has an emerging design scene – not just limited to product design, but also encompassing fashion, film, culture – and has been looking for something like the KEC LAX to learn more about a manufacturer’s passion for gracious living, leading-edge design, and outstanding customer service.

Visitors to the KEC LAX can fully immerse themselves in the world of bathroom and kitchen design by browsing the stunning vignettes, or taking it a step further by booking a real-life experience of the products in the Experience Room, featuring recently released products such as Real Rain, DTV+ digital shower systems, VibraAcoustic hydrotherapy along with the Veil and Numi Intelligent Toilets*.

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Showering experiences can be enjoyed by visitors – bookings required!

Kohler Experience Center Los Angeles

Experience suites offer visitors the opportunity to ‘try before they buy’.

Each KOHLER Experience Center includes an art installation to pay homage to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and KOHLER’s dedication to the arts. KEC LAX features the large-scale work of renowned sculptor, David Franklin, a Kohler Artist-in-Residence at Kohler, Wisconsin. The installation – named Ghost School (2015), features a piece from the Kohler Co. permanent collection and is crafted from clay during Franklin’s 2015 residency, celebrates life on the water while giving form to the artist’s continued concern of the ocean environment where he frequently spends time.

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David Franklin’s art installation – Ghost School (2015)

Kohler Co. plans to launch a total of 10 KECs in 2017 and 2018 to meet global demand. Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Dubai will follow in 2018.

* Note that not all products are available in this market as yet.

Award winning shower doors now available in Australia!

Inspired by modern architecture and the recipient of two of the most prestigious international design awards, Kohler’s Torsion shower doors provide a sleek, streamlined solution for showering spaces.

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KOHLER’s new Torsion Showering Collection – award winning, enduring luxury!

Melding functionality with structural integrity and sophisticated design, the KOHLER Torsion shower collection has received both the Red Dot international design award and the iF Product Design award in recognition of its fusing of art and engineering that is both beautiful and durable.

The doors, with anodised aluminium frames and 8mm toughened safety glass coated with Kohler’s premium Cleancoat™, feature hidden door mechanisms (for easy cleaning and ultra-sleek lines) and a choice of InSwing™, Hinged, Sliding and Alcove installation options.

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The Torsion Square Corner Inswing Shower Set

Torsion caters for most shower space configurations – Sliding doors for bathrooms with limited space, InSwing™ for tighter spaces, Alcove for recessed shower stalls plus a Hinged version.

Sliding shower doors are engineered to combine effortless movement with an ultra-quiet closing action.

The InSwing™ model is especially useful for tighter spaces – a combination of a sliding and pivot mechanism, the door swings neatly inwards along a concealed track, for a clean, sleek look.

KOHLER Shower doors - Torsion

The unique Torsion Inswing door is a combination of sliding and pivot mechanism – the perfect space-saving solution.

Hinged shower doors open outwards, pivoting at the corner. Hinges are bonded on, making the surface completely flush and easy to clean, without any screws or bolts.

All doors can be combined with a fixed side panel for corner installation – and there is also a Round Sliding shower for corner spaces.

Each door features a sleek twist handle and the door mechanisms are hidden within the Torsion’s minimal framing.

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The stunning Torsion Twist handle features both inside and out.

Kohler highlights the fact that no detail has been overlooked in the design and engineering of the Torsion collection – and a wide range of sizes is available. All are 2000mm high.

Contact your nearest showroom for Torsion showering sets on display.

New HydroRail showering – a spa-like retreat is now well within reach!

Not often is a new, high tech bathroom appliance specifically designed to save the homeowner money while at the same time delivering the very best in water saving showering technology! Kohler has done just that with its HydroRail shower columns.

EASY ACCESS TO NEW SHOWER TECHNOLOGY. NO NEED TO GO BEHIND THE WALL!

A luxurious home-spa showering experience, Kohler’s HydroRail is designed to replace a wall-mounted fixed-head shower. It can be installed in an existing shower space without the expense or inconvenience of having to go ‘behind the wall’ and change current plumbing.

HydroRail Showering Solution

The HydroRail showering solution ensures no behind-the-wall work or expense is required!

Originally developed for the Westin Hotel group – to help them meet their global commitment to reduce their water usage by 20 per cent by 2020 – the HydroRail, designed to deliver an overhead tropical rainshower experience, envelopes the user in a deluge of large, full drops. In addition the user can take advantage of adding a handshower – the Awaken multifunction handshower – for hair washing or a more targeted massaging water spray.

The HydroRail comprises either an arched or square shower column (designed to give maximum height to the showerhead) with a 200mm RainCan showerhead with Katalyst technology; an Awaken multi-function hand shower; a diverter (to switch between overhead and hand shower); and a stainless steel shower hose.

Katalyst technology injects 2.2 litres of air into every 9.4 litres of water to create larger, fuller water droplets that retain heat longer – all the time using only 9 litres of water a minute (3 star WELS rating).

HydroRail Showering Solution

The HydroRail Round Shower Column with Katalyst RainCan showerhead and Awaken multifunction handshower.

The HydroRail Shower Column is available with a round or square 200mm RainCan showerhead and features the Awaken hand shower with a 110mm diameter sculpted spray face and three different spray patterns accessed by a simple slide tab on the showerhead.

Another option is the Kohler Hydrorail Slide Shower featuring the Awaken showerhead with slide rail and bracket. This again is designed to be retrofitted without the need to go ‘behind the wall’ with the slide rail enabling the user to adjust the showerhead to the exact height required or use it as a handshower for rinsing hair or even the walls of the shower space!

HydroRail Showering Solution

The HydroRail Slide Shower provides a quick and efficient conversion to a slide shower alternative from a fixed shower head.

The breakthrough HydroRail from Kohler brings a cost-effective showering upgrade within reach of us all. Trade an outdated fixed wall-mount showerhead for a luxury spa experience using existing plumbing with the Kohler HydroRail shower column or slide shower.

Contact your nearest showroom for more information on the HydroRail showering option.

Introducing Terrace … bathroom furniture taking shape!

Terrace is an inspired new collection of bathroom furniture that showcases the timeless beauty of the geometric form, while cleverly integrating generous storage and hiding the not-so-pretty essentials (drainage and waste)!

Terrace basins and furniture by KOHLER

The new Terrace range from Kohler features integrated vanity tops, vanities and matching furniture.

Designed in France by the Jacob Delafon team, Kohler’s Terrace Collection uses the rectangular form to create a family of vanities, basins and storage cabinets that showcases modernity in an utterly timeless fashion.

Rectangular ceramic basins, with an L-shaped profile, integrate with similar geometric shapes in a series of vanity base units – cleverly separated by a rectangular storage drawer.

Terrace basins and furniture by KOHLER

The vanity features two pull-out drawers with ample space for storage of bathroom necessities.

Tower cabinets, echoing the same rectangular geometrics, offer vertical storage – some of which is accessible without opening the door. Both the vanity units and the tower cabinets feature soft close doors and drawers.

Terrace basins and furniture by KOHLER

The Tower cabinet comes in a left or right hand opening option.

Inherent in the contemporary vanity unit design is a patented ‘Free Drain’ Waste system which is a concealed waste operated by a simple hob-mounted touch button to open and close the waste.

Terrace basins and furniture by KOHLER

The unique FreeDrain concealed waste keeps your basin minimalist and streamlined.

Materials are integral to the timeless elegance of the Terrace collection – crisp white ceramics for the vanity tops and basins are teamed with the beauty of natural oak for the accessories drawer of the vanity and the shelving and trim of the Tower Cabinets. Interiors of the accessories and base drawers also feature a beautiful hardwood finish.

A range of widths is available – from 600mm and 800mm to 1000mm and 1200mm plus a 1500mm double basin format.

Terrace Bathroom Furniture

A range of sizes are available, the smallest being a 600mm Basin with Vanity …

 

Terrace Bathroom Furniture

The Terrace 1500mm Double Bowl Basin with Vanity.

Consumers can choose the complete vanity unit, comprising basin and cabinet, or install the basin as a wall hung unit.

Terrace Bathroom Furniture

The Terrace basin unit itself can be wall hung and side towel rails can be added as optional extras.

Terrace is the epitome of contemporary luxury for the bathroom and has been designed to give the consumer a distinctive choice in terms of configuration and sizing.

Check with your local showroom to see if they have it on display!

 

Kohler adds three new Kitchen and Bathroom Experience Centers

This year, Kohler has successfully opened Kohler Experience Centers (KEC) in the US., U.K. and India and can now add Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand to the ever-growing list of experiential kitchen and bathroom showrooms.

TAIPEI KOHLER EXPERIENCE CENTER

On August 28, President and CEO, David Kohler, and Larry Yuen, Group President – Kitchen and Bath, opened the Taipei KEC (KECTPE)

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The opening ceremony of the KEC Taipei was a dramatic and exciting event!

The design of the KEC Taipei was inspired by the arcs and angles of a book – like it was being flipped through – and the designers applied the aesthetics of these lines throughout the showroom.

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The new KEC Taipei is reminiscent of pages flipping open in a book.

The rich, avant-garde displays of kitchen and bathroom suites included a range exciting new products, including the iconic TouchMe mirrors, Intelligent toilets, Moxie Wireless Bluetooth showerhead, live water zones and the signature Bold Art installation.

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The suites include working displays and a range of innovative new products in bathroom settings.

The immersive opening ceremony experience was followed by a Kohler Design Forum, which Kohler partnered with the Chinese Society of Interior Designers (CSID) and was attended by architects, designers and industry guests.

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CEO and President, David Kohler, addresses the audience

 

BANGKOK KOHLER EXPERIENCE CENTER

Just 24 hours after the Grand Opening of the KEC Taipei, David Kohler and the team raised their glasses to officially welcome in the KEC in Bangkok – the fifth KEC to open.

The Bangkok KEC opening also celebrated the 15th anniversary of Kohler in Thailand. The beautiful new retail space in Nobel Remix 2 Condo near the trendy Thong Lor Skytrain station sports a post-industrial, minimalist style.

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The stunning new Bangkok experiential showroom.

The 700sqm space was designed by award-winning Bangkok based P49 and was developed with the concept of an industrial art gallery in mind. With hundreds of showrooms currently existing in Bangkok, the challenge was to create a truly unique space to showcase their iconic, award-winning kitchen and bathroom products.

The extensive showroom offers the latest innovations in intelligent toilets, PVD tapware displays and an Artist Edition basin gallery. Visitors can also experience working displays featuring the latest products and technologies.

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The immersive display offers consumers and designers the opportunity to experience Kohler products.

Tapping into the growing popularity of collaborative working spaces, the KECBKK includes a co-working space and coffee bar for visitors and designers alike to meet and discuss their kitchen and bathroom projects.

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The KEC BKK

Following the Industrial Art Gallery theme and blueprint of all KEC’s, visitors to Bangkok’s KEC are greeted by an art space featuring both local and international artists. Artwork will be rotated to continuously keep visitors intrigued and inspired.

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The art installation at the KEC BKK.

SINGAPORE KOHLER EXPERIENCE CENTER

While Kohler products can be found in various showrooms around Singapore, the KEC is the first Kohler-exclusive location in this regional design and architectural hub.

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The opening of the KEC SGP featured a light show – both inside and out!

The 790sqm showroom is situated in the heart of Singapore’s downtown district in a traditional conservation space. The ground floor is divided into five distinct zones – Fashion; High Tech; Family; Classic and Black.

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Some of the suites at the KEC SGP…

The art installations on opening are ‘Born in Taiwan’ by Taiwanese artist Wu Peishan and ‘time artifacts’ by Singaporean artist Thomas Cheong.

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The KEC Singpore art installation was by Taiwanese artist Wu Peishan

KECSGP Guests were treated to an illuminated light show both internally, during the opening ceremony, and externally on the building front – a unique occasion in Singapore!

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.

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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.