1883 The first enameled cast iron bathtub, which doubled as a hog trough, is sold marking the first of many plumbing products to come manufactured by Kohler Co.
1911 Kohler introduces the new kitchen and bath industry’s first one-piece, built-in bath with an integral apron. Very cutting edge at the time. They quickly followed that up with the first one-piece bath lavatory and then the first one piece kitchen sink. Kohler has been on the cutting edge ever since.
2008 Kohler unveils a new multi-sensory bath that integrates water, light and vibration with four individually choreographed, relaxing music experiences.
“The science of sound vibration and the art of ergonomic design come together in this bath to provide an unprecedented level of relaxation,” said Ann Roever, business director for KOHLER bathing products. “Four expert-designed sound and vibration experiences are designed to help the bather achieve consistent, slow, and deep breathing, or the phenomena of ‘Entrainment’ – the connection of internal body rhythms with external influences. “The four experiences are original compositions that integrate music, vibration and lighting in order to encourage the bather’s breathing rate to align with the beats or chord structures. The bather cannot help but relax physically because the mind is able to shift into a focus on internal, physical feelings.”
2011 KOHLER came out with the Numi toilet with built-in bidet “smart toilet” the ultimate bathroom experience featuring an interactive LCD touch-screen interface, built-in music system, heated seat and foot warmer among other things. It won’t feed a pig, but it is amazing.
“It’s truly an innovative product that makes a bold design statement,” says Jim Lewis, Kohler’s Vice President of Marketing. “We envisioned a toilet that creates a category in a caliber of its own. Numi packs technology into a compact toilet and is controlled by an advanced and intuitive interface. It’s an astounding example of modern industrial design where form and function go hand in hand.”
The list goes on and on and on. Innovation thy name is Kohler.
One of the reasons Kohler is the choice of both professional designers and homeowners is the wide variety of styles available. Consumers can find plumbing fixtures for every style kitchen or bath whether it’s sleek contemporary, elegant traditional or cozy country.
Kohler faucets are also favored for their creativity and beauty. Few companies offer the variety of finishes including brushed nickel, brushed stainless steel, rich oil rubbed bronze, brushed bronze, pewter and the new black.
Where can you get a farm sink in such beautiful hues as ember, Mexican Sand, Caviar, Suede just to name a few? Or a bathroom toilet and bidet in colors like Cashmere, Dune, Tea Green, or Ice Grey plus several others? With any number of tubs to match?
Unique Materials and Highest Quality
Kohler excels in the range of materials they use and quality of those materials to create the unusual. Material such as their fireclay, vitreous china and their own signature cast iron and metals are used to produce the highest quality sinks, tubs, and faucets. Kohler unites form and function exquisitely with their Artist Edition Collection of Fixtures for the Kitchen and Bath. Although other companies have come out with decorated products no one can do what Kohler does. These truly are functional works of art for the home.
Kohler and their unique styles and materials have won numerous awards for excellence in innovation, design, durability, and quality. Homeowners feel good investing in award-winning products because they feel confident of long lasting performance and value for the price.
Consumers Digest recognized several Kohler kitchen faucets and sinks with its “Best Buy” Seal of Product Excellence in March 2010. The products included the Langlade self-rimming cast iron sinks, Delafield self-rimming cast iron sinks, the STERLING Southhaven stainless steel kitchen sink line, and the the KOHLER Indio enameled cast iron kitchen sink line.
Among the best faucets was the KOHLER Simplice collection of kitchen faucets. “It has one of the easiest-to-use high-arc pull-down spray heads for the price,” said the editors, who were impressed that the “buttons for its spray functions are uniquely designed so wet hands won’t slip off.”
The Kohler Torq deck-mount kitchen faucet was also honored with the Best Buy Honor because of its extended lever handles with large grip areas. “The Torq’s ease of use sets it apart from its competitors.” said The Consumers Digest editor.
Kohler is the top reason hands down have to be their dedication to bring the consumer the best in design, innovation, quality, value, variety, and unique products lines.