When Kohler Co. was founded in 1873 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S.A., it’s unlikely that John Michael Kohler envisioned a design innovation presence and operational reach that extended globally. But the values with which he founded Kohler allowed his company to grow into what it is today: a bold, global leader in kitchen and bath product design and innovation.
Kohler is still family-owned and remains as committed as ever to the company’s core values, always looking to the horizon, always seeking to innovate and always caring for the environment—a vision shared by 38,000 Kohler associates across the globe.
Kohler’s mission is to support architects, designers and specifiers around the world by delivering high quality, innovative products and providing bold inspiration for all their projects.
Kohler earns the confidence of the specifier community through our experience and expertise. We understand that architects and designers are often faced with an array of choices for their myriad design decisions; we respond with clarity, transparency and professionalism.
An active partner to architects, designers, specifiers, property owners and developers, our global network of project and design consultants works hand-in-hand with thought leaders and influencers, pushing forward the frontiers of technology and aesthetics, and helping to bring design visions to life. Kohler even designs and operates its own hospitality properties, internationally renowned for their style, comfort and leading-edge innovation in bathroom design and technology.
Located in key design cities around the world, Kohler experts routinely share their knowledge with architects, designers, and specifiers, accompanying them throughout the project lifecycle to ensure successful outcomes that reflect our commitment to quality and elegance. Furthermore, our local teams are supported by a global supply chain network to ensure products are delivered in a timely fashion wherever they are needed.
When we’re not setting trends, we’re researching them. Kohler is an established presence at major industry events, like Milan Design Week, where we both inspire and find inspiration for the next generation of innovative KOHLER® products.
Whether a project calls for classic bathroom sinks, faucets and showering products or demands cutting-edge design and tech innovations such as intelligent toilets and digital showering, Kohler has the best-in-class products to suit your design. And if a project’s requirements aren’t standard, we will work to see how we might bring that project to life.
With a portfolio of over 50 brands, Jacob Delafon®, Ann Sacks®, Robern®, and Kallista® are just a few examples of Kohler brands that embody the quality and diversity of the Kohler product universe. No matter which Kohler brand you choose to work with, you’ll be sure to enjoy the same artful design, environmental sustainability, product innovation and quality.
While we’re global in outlook, Kohler is rooted in the diverse cultures and communities where we work. Our global network of product design studios reflects how we balance drawing inspiration from a range of local cultures. We have a network of product design studios in the U.S., France, India, China and the UK where our products come to life.
As a ful- solution provider, Kohler is involved in every aspect of kitchen and bathroom design and beyond. The goal is to combine our global reach with local understanding to create products that stand the test of time. That’s why Kohler develops its products through an acute understanding of local and regional context, ensuring our designs are relevant wherever a customer or project may be.
Kohler’s global vision and regional roots are also reflected in KOHLER Experience Centers (KECs) located in global design hubs of Los Angeles, New York, São Paulo, London, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangkok, Shanghai, Singapore and Taipei— with more planned to bring Kohler closer to our partners.
At KECs, architects and designers can interact with KOHLER products, building a deeper understanding of how they might be applied within the context of a project. KEC visitors are invited to experience the latest and most advanced and innovative KOHLER products firsthand, including the ability to enjoy on-site experiential spa suites with fully functioning showers.
Ensuring full support and service, Kohler’s design consultants are always on hand to provide expert advice on our products to help drive a project from the initial conceptual stages to the end of the specification journey. Visit our KECs to view and interact with our global product portfolio, available for specification in any project, wherever in the world it may be.