KOHLER® expands operations to Kenya with introduction of leading edge design bathroom and kitchen fixtures
The world-class Kohler showroom has been opened at Ukay Centre in Westlands
Kohler Africa has opened its first showroom in Kenya, in partnership with their distributors in the country, Kitchens & Beyond. The showroom, located at Ukay Centre in Westlands carries the distinct characteristics and features that resonate across all other world-class Kohler showrooms globally, and will showcase a wide array of Kohler bath and kitchen fixtures.
This top notch showroom is fully equipped with the most cutting-edge bathroom technology ensuring a complete bathroom solution is readily available to the astute designer or home-owner.
Salil Sadanandan, the President, Kitchen & Bath South Asia and Kohler brand EMEA said, “When Kohler Africa began our strategic penetration into the Sub Saharan market we realised the potential in Kenya and the seamless partnership we could achieve if we ventured into this country.
We believe the growth potential and the shifting paradigm of consumers as they move towards a more modern lifestyle is in alignment with the leading edge products fused with innovation and technology developed by Kohler”.
Through its partnership with Kitchens & Beyond, Mr. Sadanandan believes that Kohler is well-positioned to become the leading bathroom and kitchen retailer in Nairobi. “This partnership is impeccable as Kitchens & Beyond operates in the retail and project segments, offering clients a superior quality holistic solution.”
Kitchens & Beyond well-known for their world-class customer service levels and passionate employees is instilled with Kenyan local culture, making the partnership with Kohler an impeccable fit.
Ideally located in the Ukay Centre Westlands, the Kohler showroom is in sync with the discerning needs of a modern consumer. The showroom will showcase Kohler’s flagship products that display a keen combination of innovation, technology and leading-edge design. Some of the key products include:
Kohler brings water, sound, steam and light together like no one else for the most advanced showering system – The DTV+™ digital showering system. It is a digital thermostatic valve (DTV) system that controls four elements to give you a true multi-sensory showering experience.
Evolving from a minimalist design ethos, the Avid™ collection marries the art of simplicity with dynamic sensibility.
A harmonious balance of material and form, the Composed™ collection by Kohler is designed for connoisseurs of modern art and architecture. For showering products, The Composed valve trim strikes a balance between simplicity and function. It coordinates with a range of Kohler showerheads and hand showers to complete the look of the bathroom.
Veil intelligent toilet
With home technology on the rise, Kohler’s new Veil integrated toilet addresses bathroom technology in a sleek, contemporary fashion. With its clean, refined design lines and concealed tank, the Veil toilet offers smart toilet functionality with minimal interruption to the overall bathroom space.
Visitors to this flagship showroom will be treated to the Riverbath, a live spa bath offered by Kohler; and from the different settings, it can provide a full range of water massage treatments.
“One of the core pillars of Kohler remains the strong ethos of delivering an experience and not just a product. This is effortlessly demonstrated as Kohler makes its mark in Nairobi, by being the only showroom to have a live water display creating a powerful showcase of the shower performance of Kohler products,” adds Mr. Sadanandan.
Despite this being the first retail showroom, Kohler has been integral in key property development projects in the region that include City Lodge Hotels, Two Rivers Mall, Riverfront Apartments in Hurlingham and Serena Hotel, Kampala.
About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, and St Andrews, Scotland.