Get inspired at India’s first-ever Kohler experience centre
A global leader in the design and manufacture of kitchen and bath products, Kohler Co recently launched the country’s first-ever retail experience centre in New Delhi. Housed in a premium 10,000-square-foot showroom in Lajpat Nagar, the centre showcases Kohler’s global product line, from showers and bathtubs to sinks and toilets —a first for both the industry and for the brand in India.
“With the launch of the Kohler Experience Center 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.
Indeed, one of the highlights of the premium New Delhi centre is an exclusive zone featuring seven designer suites. These were conceptualized by some of India’s top architecture and design talent, to showcase the potential and possibilities in the luxury bathroom space. Each exclusive suite features Kohler’s finest products woven into a distinctive theme.
Japanese minimalism and warm woody tones add a cosy touch to the CCBA Zen Style Bathroom by Christopher Benninger and Ramprasad Akkisetti of CCBA. Meanwhile, Sarbjit Singh of Fabinteriors makes use of a sleek, neutral palette brightened with a splash of azure to create the ultramodern AZURE – Splendors of the Seaside Horizon. Husna Rahaman’s Sole Soul Flight by Fulcrum pays tribute to the exploration of one’s inner self with a stark, simplistic palette. In comparsion, 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.
The other end of the spectrum features Memory by Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand of Khosla & Associates which explores notions of craft and nostalgia through contrasting textures and finishes and a muted palette. In contrast, Sanjay Puri created Ishatvam with rich, earthy colours and bronze highlights, while Krupa Zubin and Zubin Zainuddin of ZZ Architects are behind Sublime Luxury, a suite designed to revitalize the senses in an ambience of warm, understated luxury.
“The Kohler Experience Center features a unique inspiration zone that has been co-created in collaboration with some of the most creative minds in the industry. Each of these suites or spaces represents their creative idea of what a bathroom can look like,” said Mr. Salil Sadanandan, President – K&B Kohler Brand South Asia & EMEA.
Designed by local design firm Studio Lotus, the centre is meant 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 an assigned zone. There is also a team of on-site experts stationed to assist with specifications and design.
The brand further intends to launch 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.
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