By Janice Harris
Kohler isn’t new to the kitchen and bath plumbing industry. In fact, they’ve been creating plumbing-related products out of their family-owned and operated (4th generation!) business in Kohler, Wisconsin for a whopping 144 years. Things have changed a lot since 1873, but one thing is constant: Kohler’s position as one of the most recognizable plumbing brands in the country.
We were pleased to meet Travis Rotelli, a senior sales executive and Chicago-based interior designer for Kohler in Orlando at the 2018 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. Travis, alongside fellow product developers and designers, shared with us his passion for Kohler and the products they manufacture.
Kohler at KBIS
As a global corporation with over 35,000 employees, Kohler naturally has a large presence at an industry show like KBIS.
According to Travis, “KBIS 2018 has been a great success so far this year.”
With a bigger booth and a collaborative effort between Kohler and some of its partner brands, it’s no wonder they made such as splash.
Kohler representatives like Travis joyfully presented a number of new products from the namesake Kohler brand, as well as partner brands like Kallista, Ann Sacks, and Robern.
“We’re even showing engines and generators,” Travis told us.
One of the most interesting products presented by Kohler at KBIS was the Dutch Master collection. Per Travis, “Some of the most exciting products we have here are artist edition productions. Right now, Dutch Master floral designs are something everyone’s really excited about.” We wholeheartedly agree! The deep, rich hues and intricate flower patterns are definitely unique and reflect the other kitchen and bath trends we’ve seen throughout KBIS.
We also got a glimpse of some of Kohler’s other on-trend products and finishes, including the presence of matte black finish, the Artifacts faucet collection, and the designer-focused Components collection, which allows designers to create a completely custom plumbing product for clients.
Aside from beautifully designed kitchen and bathroom plumbing fixtures, Kohler is also focused on the technology of the products they produce. Moving forward, Kohler hopes to help bring all their faucets, tubs, toilets, and even mirrors onto the “internet of things.”
Travis explained this a bit further for us. “Soon, Kohler will launch an app that helps to bring all the products in your home together within the technology—from the toilet to the medicine cabinet.”
There’s a lot of technology in products.
Regardless of what you purchase from Kohler and their family of brands, it’s great to know your products are backed by a high quality guaranteed and a trusted name.
Kohler products are available online or in store showrooms. Visit www.us.kohler.com to learn more.