16th August 2023, Bengaluru:Experience the epitome of luxury, innovation, and artistic brilliance as Kohler, the global leader in kitchen and bathunveiled its highly anticipated third Experience Centre in India on August 11. Tucked away in the vibrant heart of Bengaluru, at Trinity Circle, MG Road, the Kohler Experience Centre (KEC) sprawls across an expansive 10,000 sq. ft, promising an extraordinary source of inspiration for bath space décor, where luxury knows no bounds. A sanctuary of immersive experiences, the KEC beckons architects, designers, and consumers alike to engage with products, exchange ideas, and embark on personalized projects with their unique aesthetic sense.
Speaking on the occasion David Kohler – Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Kohler Co. says “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 oasis of style, functionality, and unmatched quality.”
Further adding to the same, Salil Sadanandan – President, K&B SOUTH ASIA & ASIA PACIFIC, Kohler stated, “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 KECholds special significance as it brings to life the 150th-anniversary of Kohler with the celebration theme of “Come All Creators.”The center not only features captivating pieces from inspiring collaborations with artists from India, USA, Brazil, and China but also boasts 5 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 conceptualized to showcase the endless possibilities in luxury bathrooms, each featuring Kohler’s finest products in a distinct theme.
Vishal Chadha, Managing Director – K&B, India & South Asia, Kohler adds, “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 Center, our vision is to inspire consumers and help them transform their dream into reality.”
TheBengaluru 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 Ms. Pushpa Kumari and Padma Shri Jai Prakash, respectively, showcases Mithila and Miniature painting styles, leaving a special mark at the forefront of KEC Bengaluru.
Embodying Kohler’s strong heritage in colours, 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 acting as a testament to the brand’s association with colours since 1927, for enhancing bath spaces while creating a sense of harmony and joy.
The Experience Centre is a treasure trove of showers and Intelligent toilets presented in fully functional live displays along with an array of the most 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 functionsthat 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.
(L-R) Mr. Salil Sadanandan-President, K&B SOUTH ASIA & ASIA PACIFIC; Mr. David Kohler – Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Kohler Co; Mr. Larry Yuen-Group President at Kohler Co; Mr. Vishal Chadha, Managing Director – K&B, India & South Asia at the Launch of KEC Bangalore at Vaishnavi Icon, Trinity Circle, Off MG Road
Kohler India Artist Edition AranyabyPuhspa Kumari – the Numi 2.0 smart toilet, Brazn sink, and Brazn bathtub
Kohler Experience Centre in Bangalore at Vaishnavi Icon, Trinity Circle, Off MG Road
Kohler Artist Edition products at display at the launch of the KEC Bangalore Vaishnavi Icon, Trinity Circle, Off MG Road