Kohler Design Centre; DubaiKohler Co. President and Chief Operating Officer David Kohler made the announcement of the Design Centre alongside Sayed Al Hashimi - Chairman of Al Hashimi Group. "At Kohler we strive to bring a new element of gracious living to our customers through their experiences with our products," Kohler said. "It's about a quality of charm, good taste and generosity of spirit that is especially appreciated by our customers in the Middle East—they embrace bold design and leading functionality, as well as recognize the importance of water conservation and sustainability." The Middle East is now home to a flagship Kohler Design Centre. That, Kohler says, is a testament to the company's commitment and belief in the region's potential for even greater growth. The two-storey, 500-square-metre Kohler Design Centre in Dubai serves as an inspirational hub for specifiers, architects, consumers and designers alike to explore bold designs and displays for the kitchen and bath from Kohler's US and European products, which appeal to Dubai's contemporary and traditional tastes. It also includes workspace for specifiers, complete with phones, catalogues, internet connectivity and virtual design programmes.
Kohler Showroom; Abu DhabiIn Abu Dhabi, the two-storey 460-square-metre showroom displays full bathroom suites from Kohler's traditional offering of products from the U.S. and Europe. Its wide display of the Kohler Artist Edition collection gives the showroom an appearance of an art gallery, exhibiting these handcrafted products made by a small group of seasoned artisans in Kohler, Wisconsin in the United States. With the Middle East's high demand for luxury, Artist Edition products can be found in many of the most gracious homes throughout the region.
The bold design featured in the Abu Dhabi showroom is balanced with water-saving products offering conservation of the world's most precious resource without sacrificing experience. Working displays of water-conserving products include single-function rain showerheads with Katalyst technology, which injects air into each drop for a rich, luxurious spray while reducing water consumption by 20 percent. The showroom also displays the Ove, Formilia, Escale, Odela and RÍve toilets. Kohler products are expected to join the Estidama Villa Products Database in the first quarter of 2013.