THE QUARTERLY BRAND BULLETIN
BOLD COLOURS. NEW LAUNCHES. KBDA CHAMPIONS
KOHLER BOLD Despatch
Inventiveness and leading-edge design continue to be the heart and soul of the KOHLER brand ethos and mission of gracious living
I am delighted to share with you that 2023 heralds the start of the 150th year for Kohler Co. We are celebrating 150 years of Bold Moves, creativity and impact while shaping the next 150 Years of the iconic KOHLER Brand. Creativity and leading-edge design continue to be the heart and soul of the KOHLER brand ethos and mission of gracious living. Kohler’s teams of bold creators around the world are the foundation of the KOHLER brand, along with consumers and trade partners like you who bring the company’s products to life in creative and artistic ways. As Kohler embarks on its 150th anniversary, we stay committed in our pursuit of providing gracious living for future generations through better design, innovation, wellness, and sustainability.
In more celebratory news, Kohler India recorded the industry’s leading growth rate in 2022. In 2023 we will continue to increase our investments in the brand, our production capacity, new product innovation and our experience centres. We start the year with ramping up our colour and finishes portfolio by adding new offerings to our Indigo, Thunder Grey, Matt Black and Rose Gold portfolio in quarter 1.
I wish you the very best for the year ahead.
Managing Director K&B India and South Asia, Kohler Co.
KOHLER BOLD Trend
Colour Pops to Brighten the New Year!
ModernLife Edge is the world’s slimmest bathroom suite. It transforms your sanc- tuary with its minimalistic magic, contem- porary aesthetics and ergonomic comfort. Discover its modern visual appeal and well- planned realisation through its clean lines and seamless curves. The specially de- signed seat and splash free vessel allows you to experience the unmatched hygiene of true rimless design...the bigger bowl en- suring ease of cleaning. It has the edge of endurance hence built to be 50% stronger, with higher chip resistance than normal ce- ramic. It’s time to re-imagine your personal space and make your bathroom the centrepiece of your home – bold like the Peacock Basin and trendy like the Rose Gold Faucet!
KOHLER BOLD Product
Taking inspiration from the Sydney Opera House, all pieces are designed with a front angle of 59° to maintain a cohesiveness in the collection. The side angle is adjusted based on width to height ratio and brings to life, concealed features the half round shape, rimless design, etc.... Its primitive geometry with a subtle touch of visual enhancement boasts crisp edges and thin features to communicate precision and quality!
KOHLER BOLD Launch
Boasting exquisite forms inspired by iconic domestic objects and defined by unique shapes, sizes, rich and brilliant Kohler finishes; the Statement collection is crafted from simple forms, creating spaces that feel warm, balanced and modern. The diverse range ensures simplified installation while a variety of indulgent spray functions help you build immersive environments for rinsing, and massaging. These signature spray experiences create wholly immersive environments that drench the body and relax the mind!
KOHLER BOLD Focus
(BEHIND) THE VEIL
Flowing and immaculately balanced curves...this one-piece toilet with integrated cleansing functionality, epitomizes minimalist and ergonomic design. Its sculpted core provides optimum hygiene and ultimate individual comfort, from personal cleansing to an LED nightlight to hands-free opening and closing – easy to control on a touchscreen LCD remote control.
Equipped with a proximity sensor, a defogger and brightness adjustment features, this mirror also magnifies and tailors your routine with LED lights...and is all that you’ll ever need.
The Anthem digital panel is a single dial with universal icons for each function. An interface with Kohler’s Konnect app, allows easy control for shower temperature, shower duration, water usage, and a “warm-up mode”!
KOHLER BOLD Shopping
Designed in a biophilic theme, Bath & Floor Gurgaon integrates the organic with the inorganic. The natural material palate, constituting wood, stone, cement-finish and nature inspired wallpaper in warm colours, is highlighted with ambient lighting. While the inside takes cue from the show window concept, the façade is designed on the idea of an envelope, with the building exterior showing multiple folds treated with minimalistic materials and crisp lighting. A single pivoted door entry through a glass curtain wall leads you to a display of huge stone like installation (inspired by the colossal Stonehenge structures) coupled with greens on one side and a trend wall on the other.
KOHLER BOLD Limelight
“2023 should be the year of brand dominance where both Kohler and Bath & Floors put their best foot forward to provide the finest product and service to our customers”
TOP NOTCH PARTNER
Ravi & Sandeep Ghai
After successfully running their family business for over 40 years - manufacturing marble, mar- ble chips and Dolomite powder - the Ghais felt the need to expand their portfolio and delve into a new territory. This was when their tryst with Kohler started and in October 2009, they opened their first Kohler store in Rajouri Gar- den Ring Road. 2022 being a year of resilience, they focused on pure growth and opened a new showroom of the highest standards to give their customers the best experience of brand Kohler. Loyal to the brand for 13 years, they have now emerged as market leaders.... “Brand loyal- ty, persistence and an optimistic attitude have lead us to our success in Kohler”.
KOHLER BOLD Spotlight
- Ekta started her career under architect Hafeez Contractor
- Her firm, Tejomaya Designs means “full of light”
- It is built on her ethos and simple philosophy that each unique and luxurious creation must embody the spirit of the client, essence of the space and surroundings it exists within
- She is an avid traveller with a keen interest in technology
In an industry like architecture and design, with its continuous experimentation and technological advancement, Ekta stands out for her innate ability to transcend all challenges, remain eco-friendly, create chic customised spaces, and infuse the ideal of luxury living into your dreamscapes.
Pune’s most sought after luxury architect and designer, she defines her ever-evolving style as both classic contemporary and maximalist, and has found recognition across platforms. She was awarded Femina Most Powerful 2021, featured as A Credible Trendsetter in the Interior Designing Space in Business Connect and was listed in Insight Success for Inspiring Women in 2021. Ekta, a global connoisseur of luxury, has more than two decades of experience in the industry. Inspired by the story line of Quila, she created this stylish wellappointed powder bathroom around the product, at one of her prestigious sites located in Mumbai.
KOHLER BOLD Event
Instituted in 2016 as a biennial event, the Kohler Bold De- sign Awards (KBDA) is a platform to acknowledge and cel- ebrate the truly exceptional work done by architects and de- signers. At the recently concluded third edition, the Golden Pencils (a trophy designed by Alex Davis) outlined the Extraordinaries and Visionaries! The Extraordinaries are projects that break the banality and rejoice the creativity in day- to-day spaces across residential, commercial, young & upcoming talent, hospitality, public institution and retail. The Visionaries celebrate those who have the ability to foresee the future and adapt to the changing needs of the community – design for the future, the big idea, community harmony, environmental conscious, landscape design, material & skill adaptation and rebuild & revive. Winners took a bow!
The awards attracted more than 1,400 entries from the South Asian subcontinent and were adjudged by an eminent jury comprising global de- signers, entrepreneurs, and design thinkers. They lent their expertise to pick winners across 13 sub-categories. The jury from left – Alfaz Miller, Brinda Somaya, Channa Daswatte, Isabelle Miaja, Kapil Chopra, Shimul Javeri Kadri, Tony Joseph, Vikas Dilawari.
KOHLER BOLD Event
The John Michael Kohler Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred on Late Dr Balkrishna V Doshi, the doyen of Indian architecture and design.
From left – Top: Apoorva Shroff, Praveen Bavadekar, Sonia Gehlot Ankhad, Palinda Kannangara, Yatindra and Vijay; Middle: Sachin Shetty, Sanjay Puri, Akshat Bhatt, Vishnu K, Shebin G, Niranjan CW; Centre: Late BV Doshi; Bottom: Alex Joseph, Late Hamid MM, Late Hafeef PK, Shipra Singhania, Anand R Kurudi, Kajal Gupta
KOHLER BOLD Inspiration
The limited-edition sink Quila, by miniature artist Padma Shri Jai Prakash, blends art seamlessly with utility. The painting on the 100 units, part of the Kohler Artist edi- tion, has been inspired by the styles of the Kota (Rajasthan) and Kangra (Pahari) region. Through extremely fine brushwork, landscapes in the Kangra style abound with vast and varied foliage using multiple shades of green, hillocks and gushing rivu- lets in tune with nature.