Kohler Co., a global leader in the design and manufacture of kitchen and bath products, announces its first ever launch of a new retail concept—the KOHLER Experience Center (KEC) at Lajpat Nagar 4, New Delhi in India on June 30th June, offering a global immersion in the full offering of KOHLER products
Keeping with its commitment to provide an unparalleled level of service to architects, designers and consumers alike, the Center houses fully-functioning displays of Kohler’s global product line, from showers and bathtubs to sinks and toilets —a first for both the industry and for the KOHLER brand in India that will enable architects, design professionals and consumers to test and specify KOHLER products all under one roof.
David Kohler, President and CEO of Kohler Co said that their Kohler Experience Centers signify a paradigm shift in their retail experience globally. With the launch of the Kohler Experience Center in New Delhi they are elevating their retail experience allowing end consumers, architects and designers to have an interactive and immersive experience with Kohler’s global range of products.
One of the highlights of the KEC New Delhi is the zone featuring the seven exclusive designer suites. These were conceptualized to showcase the possibilities in luxury bathroom space – created by some of India’s top architecture and design talent, each exclusive suite features Kohler’s finest products woven into a distinctive theme.
Japanese minimalism and warm woody tones add a cozy touch to the CCBA Zen Style Bathroom by Christopher Benninger and Ramprasad Akkisetti of CCBA. Sarabjit Singh of Fabinteriors has made use of a sleek, neutral palette brightened with a splash of azure to create the ultramodern “AZURE” – Splendors of the Seaside Horizon.
Sole Soul Flight by Husna Rahaman of Fulcrum pays reverence to the exploration of one’s inner self with a stark, simplistic palette. Deco Nouveau Classic Timeless by Vikram Phadke of Interspace Architects marries old world elegance with new age technology in the classic shades of black and white.
Memory, by Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand of Khosla & Associates explores notions of craft and nostalgia through contrasting textures and finishes and a muted palette. Sanjay Puri created Ishatvam with rich, earthy colours and bronze highlights that render the bathing space with grandeur. Krupa Zubin and Zubin Zainuddin of ZZ Architects created Sublime Luxury, a suite designed to revitalize the senses in an ambience of warm, understated luxury.
Salil Sadanandan, President K&B Kohler Brand – South Asia & EMEA at Kohler Co said that they are passionate about being ingrained in current and future trends and understanding how architects and designers work with their products.
The Kohler Experience Center features a unique collaboration with seven of India’s top architects, with the aim of inspiring their consumers to make the bathroom the centerpiece of their home.
Designed by Ambrish Arora, Founder and Principal Architect of Studio Lotus, each touch point of the 10,000 square-foot space is designed to immerse, connect and inspire while helping architects and designers specify the best products for their projects. There are dedicated spaces for Kohler’s exclusive Artist Editions range of products. In addition, KALLISTA, a Kohler Co. brand of plumbing products will have a dedicated space designed by Studio Lotus.
Kohler also plans to roll out Kohler Experience Centers across major cities of the world, including New York, London, Los Angeles, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Taipei by the end of the year.