Kohler is constantly looking for opportunities to partner with designers to ignite the power of this world-class brand, boasting a heritage of over 143 years in innovative and leading edge design. The recent Design Joburg event was perfectly positioned as a platform for close and meaningful collaborations with interior designers, to showcase Kohler as a bathroom and kitchen brand, in sync with the needs of the discerning designer and home owner.
Kohler Highlights at Design Joburg included:
Together with Atelier Interiors the distinctiveness of a Kohler bathroom experience came alive in a collaboration fused with modern contemporary and timeless design. Inspired by Kohler’s ability to seamlessly fuse innovation and technology, this specific space showcased the sleek, and ultra-contemporary products available to create a bespoke bathroom experience. Deemed as an absolute showstopper, the Kohler Mica Round Basin, with the thinnest edge Kohler has ever produced in a basin, added its cutting-edge design to enhance the contemporary ambience of this space. This piece draws its popularity thanks to its durability, made of Supramic® material and DFI stain-resistant surface coating, making it easier to clean.
The Kohler Composed Mixer was also on display, the Titanium finish makes this mixer uniquely edgy, cool and a stunning addition to any modern interior including dark spaces or a bright backdrop.
Working alongside Ditau Interiors, Kohler gave the modern-man exactly what he wants to create the ultimate 21st century man-cave. Modern enough to meet the needs of the evolving man yearning for a hi-tech lifestyle, while still creating a restorative retreat that is healing in its nature and naturally appealing in its appearance. The Kohler Derring® Basin from the range of Kohler Artist Editions Basins complemented this man cave impeccably with its textural beauty that cleverly combines glaze and pattern to create a palette of ever changing, light reflective neutral tones. Never ceasing to amaze a designer with its range of products the Kohler Purist Rose Gold Mixer slots itself perfectly into the creation of a man-cave with its simple architectural forms with sensual design lines and careful detailing, making it an honest interpretation of classic modernity.
The collaboration with Studium was earmarked by a marriage between African modernism meeting transitional contemporary narratives in creating the South African Heritage Apartment. Where it’s all about colour and boldness, the Kohler Forefront Black Basin makes a captivating statement in unpacking the emerging trend of adding dark colours to the bathroom.
Finally Kohler partnered with Copperleaf Studio to showcase the infinite possibilities of the Kohler Karbon Kitchen Mixer. With its flexible design and water delivery the Karbon essentially puts water exactly where you need it. Its award winning functionality options include a smooth laminar stream or a forceful spray, and its MasterClean™ spray face prevents mineral build up. The sleekly styled joystick control is easy to clean and maintain.
“The infinite possibilities Design Joburg opened up for Kohler and our collaborators is evident in the spaces we have worked together to create, that are indeed the epitome of leading edge design, innovation, inspiration and most importantly enveloped in the essence of Africa,” enthused Ronelle Badenhorst, Commercial Director for Kohler Africa.