Global bath and kitchen solutions leader Kohler has launched its third experience centre in India, at Bengaluru. The launch coincides with the 150th anniversary of Kohler, and is conceptualised to encourage the creator community to build collaborations with the company. As Kohler unveils Bengaluru experience centre, it now has 13 such centres worldwide.
The 10,000-sft Bengaluru KEC (Kohler Experience Centre), which is located prominently at Trinity Circle on MG Road, furthers Kohler’s anniversary theme of ‘Come All Creators’.
David Kohler, chair and CEO at Kohler Co, says that KEC Bengaluru affirms Kohler’s commitment to providing exceptional experiences to 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.”
The Bengaluru KEC features captivating pieces that Kohler has developed in collaboration with artists from India, USA, Brazil and China. It also boasts of 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.
Salil Sadanandan, president, K&B South Asia and Asia Pacific at Kohler, says, “At 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.”
Adds Vishal Chadha, managing director – K&B, India & South Asia, Kohler, “We are truly excited to open the doors of this unique space, where the worlds of art, technology and premium bath products blend harmoniously. Through the experience centre, our vision is to inspire consumers and help them transform their dream into reality.”
Chadha explains that 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 Ms Pushpa Kumari and Padma Shri Jai Prakash, respectively, showcase Mithila and Miniature painting styles, leaving a special mark at the forefront of the centre.”
Interestingly, 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. Further, global finishes like Rose Gold and Matte Black testify to the brand’s long association with colours since 1927 for enhancing bath spaces and creating a sense of harmony and joy.
Bengaluru KEC presents fully functional live displays of showers and toilets along with an array of innovative products sourced both globally and regionally. The live area also houses the brand’s iconic Statement showering system with its array of spray functions that build immersive environments for rinsing, massaging, and restoring.