Kohler Opens Its Third Kohler Experience Centre in India in Bengaluru
Leading bathware brand Kohler has recently launched its third experience centre in India in Bengaluru. Located at Trinity Circle, MG Road, the Kohler Experience Centre (KEC) sprawls across an expansive 10,000 sft and aims to serve as a source of inspiration for luxurious bath space décor. The centre will offer immersive experiences to visitors, including architects, designers and consumers. They will be able to engage with products, exchange ideas, and embark on personalised projects with their unique aesthetic sense.
This KEC holds special significance as it brings to life the 150th-anniversary of Kohler with the celebration theme of ‘Come All Creators’. The centre not only features captivating pieces from inspiring collaborations with artists from India, USA, Brazil, and China but also boasts five inspirational suites designed by renowned Indian and international architects namely Talati and Partners LLP, DSP Design associates, Miaja Design Group, Fab Designs, and Venkataramanan Associates. These were conceptualised to showcase the endless possibilities in luxury bathrooms, each featuring Kohler’s products in a distinct theme.
Speaking on the occasion David Kohler, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Kohler Co said, “KEC Bengaluru is the third in India and the thirteenth KEC in the world, reaffirming our commitment to providing exceptional experiences to our valued customers in India. We are celebrating our 150th anniversary and we will continue to serve our customers through dedicated investment, strong distribution and offering unique products for India. We look forward to welcoming the creator community to explore and get inspired by the endless possibilities of transforming their spaces into an oasis of style, functionality, and unmatched quality.”
Salil Sadanandan, President, K&B South Asia & Asia Pacific, Kohler added, “At the Kohler Experience Centre, innovation, design, and craftsmanship converge to create a unique experience. We are confident that the new space will become a realm of luxury indulgence and synonymous with fine living. It will allow our consumers to discover a wide range of cutting-edge bath space solutions which are tailored to their design sensibilities.”
“The experience centre boasts five inspirational suites designed by renowned Indian and international architects namely Talati and Partners LLP, DSP Design associates, Miaja Design Group, Fab Designs, and Venkataramanan Associates. These were conceptualised to showcase the endless possibilities in luxury bathrooms, each featuring Kohler’s products in a distinct theme.”
Vishal Chadha, Managing Director – K&B, India & South Asia, Kohler added, “We are truly excited to open the doors of this unique space, where the world of art, technology, and premium bath products blend harmoniously. Through the Experience Centre, our vision is to inspire consumers and help them transform their dreams into reality.”
The Bengaluru KEC showcases a series of artist-edition sinks, exemplifying Kohler’s passion for collaborating with artists and integrating art into their products. These handcrafted decorative sinks go beyond beautiful design; they are made from the finest materials and draw inspiration from cultures and heritages worldwide, making them as unique as their homeowners. Aranya and Quila by Pushpa Kumari and Padma Shri Jai Prakash, respectively, showcase Mithila and Miniature painting styles, leaving a special mark at the forefront of KEC Bengaluru.
The KEC exudes a harmonious fusion of India-inspired hues, such as Thunder Grey inspired by the Monsoon, Peacock reminiscent of India’s national bird, and Indigo reflecting the essence of natural dye. Global finishes like Rose Gold and Matte Black add to the allure of the KEC.
The experience centre showcases a range of showers and intelligent toilets presented in fully functional live displays along with an array of innovative, design-forward products sourced both globally and regionally. “The live area also houses the Statement showering system, which redefines indulgence with its array of opulent spray functions that helps build immersive environments for rinsing, massaging, and restoring. The Anthem digital controls offer preconfigured hydrotherapy journeys that introduce new dimensions of wellness to your daily routine. The live area showcases an exquisite collection of bathtubs in myriad shapes and sizes, allowing the power of water to relax the mind, rejuvenate the body, and renew the spirit,” informed Chadha.