Artifacts tapware – turning to the past for bathroom inspiration

Taking its cue from the world’s rapidly growing ‘love of vintage’, Kohler has introduced a range of bathroom tapware that references the form and ornamentation of the Edwardian period – and introduces new, deep, rich textures such as oil-rubbed and vibrant brushed bronze!

Artifacts tapware

Artifacts is a standout range of tapware that features detailed turnings and finials, elegant spouts and swing-lever handles in a choice of three finishes – oil-rubbed bronze, vibrant brushed bronze and polished chrome.

Artifacts Tapware

Each piece in the collection is distinct in terms of form and ornamentation but, while the aesthetics are vintage, the range’s performance is full of innovation.

Artifacts Tapware

Basin taps are Five Star WELS rated, using less than six litres of water a minute; engineered ceramic discs resist deterioration and mineral build-up; and the polished chrome, oil-rubbed bronze and vibrant brushed bronze finishes feature the Kohler patented corrosion and tarnish-resistant surface.

The range comprises single and twin-handle basin sets, shower/bath mixers with and without diverter, two handle deck-mount bath set plus a wall mount bath spout – all in a choice of oil-rubbed bronze, vibrant brushed bronze and polished chrome.

Artifacts Tapware

Artifacts Tapware

KOHLER’s New Slim Trims gives wider choice

If there is one key trend for bathrooms in 2018 it would be CHOICE. While one person opts for sleek and white, another will crush on personality and patina. Global suppliers such as Kohler have seen the signs and are extending their ranges to ensure we can all stamp our style and character on our interiors.

Loure Slim Shower Trim

Just as Kohler was one of the forerunners in creating precious metal finishes to its tapware – rose gold, titanium and brushed nickel for example – it has also taken the lead in developing a choice of trims for bath and shower mixers.

With its introduction of new Slim Trims consumers can now choose between the traditional sized mixers to match their favourite tap and slimmer, sleeker versions. They also have the option of a shower mixer plate with or without diverter.

KOHLER's new slim shower trims

The new Cuff Slim Shower Trim – with and without diverter

The Slim Trims have been designed to match some of Kohler’s best- selling polished chrome tapware ranges – Purist, Loure, Aleo, Strayt, Toobi, Kumin and Cuff.

 

KOHLER's new slim shower trims

Aleo Slim Shower Trim – without diverter

KOHLER's new slim shower trims

Strayt Slim Shower Mixer – without diverter

In most cases the width of the mixer plate, without diverter, has been reduced by at least 25 per cent – and in the case of the Purist and Cuff mixers these are now a neat 100mm diameter circle.

KOHLER's new slim shower trims

Purist Slim Shower Trim

The aesthetic advantage of the Slim Trims is that the peripheral hardware no longer dominates – which allows the true heroes, such as the showerhead and surface finishes, to shine!

KOHLER's new slim shower trims

Purist Bath Filler with Loure Slim Shower Mixer

All of Kohler’s tapware features its unique tarnish and corrosion resistant polished chrome finish.

Add some greenery to your bathroom!

The symmetry between bathrooms and greenery is undeniable. And in this compact bathroom (pictured) – oversized tiles, space-saving Kohler bathroom fixtures and an abundance of foliage create an oasis of calm and serenity.

Add some greenery to your bathroom!

Make the most of a small bathroom with interesting tiles and plenty of greenery!

With space at a premium, hexagonal 600mm tiles in white, dove- grey and charcoal were combined with clever, technology-rich fixtures from Kohler to create an area that is high on style while low on space!

There are several key elements to the perceived increase in space – wall hung furniture, in-wall toilet cistern, ceiling-mount showerhead with Katalyst technology, and large scale tiles (that reduce the visual ‘noise’ of lots of grout lines).

The kauri-topped wall mount vanity is enhanced by an understated square white Forefront basin plus Purist wall-mount polished chrome mixer tap – both by Kohler. Wall-mount fixtures are essential to the look – the more floor space that is visible, the bigger the space appears to be.

Create the perfect bathroom sanctuary ... just add greenery!

This compact yet classical combination of Forefront Square Basin Mixer paired with Purist Wall Mount Basin Set.

A huge space-saver in this bathroom is the sleek, wall mount Ove toilet with concealed in-wall cistern. While offering complete comfort and convenience this toilet protrudes just 540mm from the wall, instead of the usual 600mm or more for conventional toilet suites – and has a soft close seat and lid!

Create the perfect bathroom sanctuary ... just add greenery!

Wall hung toilet suites are a space saving winner! The Ove is a perfectly rounded, compact option.

The spacious, uncluttered showering area has been enhanced by the use of a ceiling mount shower – albeit one with very clever technology. The Kohler RainCan features Katalyst technology whereby 2.2 litres of air is introduced into every 9.4 litres of water – creating larger, fuller water droplets that retain heat longer. The resulting experience is a drenching, luxurious, all enveloping deluge of rain-shower proportions.

RainDuet Shower Column

The multi-purpose Duet Shower Column with Square Overhead Shower brings the best of both worlds. The overhead RainCan features Katalyst air-infused showering technology.

Even the green wall has its own showering arrangements – the versatile Awaken Slide Shower offers three unique sprays – the ferns prefer the full coverage spray followed by the drenching spray!

Create the perfect bathroom sanctuary ... just add greenery!

A cosy nook in this coastal bathroom features a greenery section complete with it’s own shower!

All accessories are from the Kohler Singulier collection – a simple, streamlined design that underpins the zen-like style of this bathroom.

And to complete? Just add water! AND PLANTS!

New Composed tapware – a masterpiece of modern water movement

New Composed tapware – a masterpiece of modern water movement

A MASTERPIECE OF MODERN WATER MOVEMENT WINS RED DOT INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD

Not often bathroom tapware can be described as art, but on this occasion – the launch of the Composed basin mixer – its embodiment of balance and perfect proportions certainly warrants the accolade!

Composed tapware

New Composed Basin Mixer with its clean, angular lines.

Using the teachings of Rowena Reed Kostellow, US sculptor, designer and renowned educator, as its inspiration the Kohler design team eliminated all unnecessary details to create a beautifully simple tap with perfect proportions and exceptional ease of control over water flow and temperature adjustment.

Composed tapware

“We wanted to elicit an emotional response from all who use Composed – and with its stark beauty and truly refined lines we think we have achieved that,” said Mark Bickerstaffe, Kohler’s Director of New Product Development.

The Composed tapware collection – which has won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award – features a single lever basin mixer, in both regular and Super Tall, plus a three-piece basin set with the choice of either lever or cross handles.  Shower/bath mixers, with and without diverter, plus 3-piece bath sets with matching lever or cross handles completes the range.

Composed tapware

Composed Super Tall Basin Mixer – perfect for countertop vessels

Composed tapware

Composed Basin Set with lever handles. Also available as a Bath Set.

Composed tapware

Composed Basin Set with cross handles. Also available as a Bath Set.

The hero single lever basin mixer is truly timeless in its design – its geometric shape, with long spout and side-mounted control create visual balance and true refinement.  Its polished chrome finish has the acclaimed Kohler resistance to tarnishing and corrosion.

Composed tapware

The Composed Basin Mixer side profile with sleek, cylindrical barrel handle.

The Kohler Composed basin mixer has a 5 Star WELS rating using six litres of water a minute.

Avid – a graceful new tapware design from Kohler

A simple, graceful bathing space – a retreat from the modern world – is at the heart of a new tapware design that has won the prestigious international Red Dot Design Award (2015).

Avid by Kohler

The graceful Avid tap – winner of the International Red Dot Design Award.

Avid, by Kohler, delivers sensuous simplicity to the everyday bathroom tap – and transforms it into a purposeful exercise in purity of form. The Avid tap is an inspired concept. Reminiscent of liquid metal its gentle, fluid form rises from the benchtop and is stretched to a slender, tapered spout. The lever control is an extension of the body of the tap – no harsh edges, sharp angles or unnecessary embellishment.

Avid by Kohler

The Avid basin mixer was created by the US design team as an elegant, modern and somewhat feminine form.

The collection of Avid tapware includes Standard, Tall and Super Tall basin mixers as well as a three-piece widespread model, a wall mount basin mixer and shower mixers. The basin tapware has a 5 star WELS rating, using six litres of water a minute.

Avid tapware by Kohler

The Avid basin mixer line-up: Standard, Tall and Super Tall.

Kohler has a reputation for durability and longevity – as with all other tapware its Avid model is finished in a corrosion and tarnish-resistant polished chrome and superior ceramic disc technology.

The basin mixers also feature an integrated aerator with angle adjustment to ensure optimum performance for all installations.

A full range of matching accessories has also been released.

 

Moody Scandinavian bathroom design style features Kohler

Inspired by the organic minimalism of Scandinavian design, this bathroom design featuring Kohler products showcases a modern aesthetic with an eye toward the natural world. Bathroom fixtures featured include the Kallos Spun Glass Basin – a beautifully crafted, multi-faceted under bench basin design and the Stillness hob mounted basin set. The unique texture of the Nature’s Chemistry Kallos spun glass basins is the perfect complement to the sleek, hard marble surface, while the Stillness’ high-arch spout and ergonomic lever handles adds to the understated design, creating a calm, minimalist style for modern bathrooms and spa environments.

Suite - Kallos basin_Stillness hob mount basin set

The Stillness Basin Set over the Kallos Spun Glass undermount basin.

With a slim profile and tubular design, this tapware design mirrors the round shape of the basin, while the reflective facets of cut glass make this undercounter basin shine like a jewel.

The bathroom design is carried into the master bedroom’s adjacent sitting area, bringing a cohesiveness to the entire master suite. The Kallos basin’s faceted glass reflects the room’s moody depth.

Suite - Kallos basin_Stillness hob mount basin set

View through to the bathroom from the living space continues the ‘Nordic Light’ scandi theme.

Simply designed organic accent pieces reinforce the room’s Scandinavian style such as the uniquely hung pendant lights which provide an interesting contrast to a sleek, simple mirror.

Suite - Kallos basin_Stillness hob mount basin set

Pendant lamps paired with the framed mirror sets the scene for activities at the vanity.

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True Scandi-style accessories set the perfect scene.

Custom photo-realistic wallpaper draws on nature-inspired elements of Scandinavian design and brings the outdoors in.

Bathroom suite - Nordic Light design

The incredible, almost life-like, wallpaper draws the outside in.

A toilet such as this Grande Rimless Back To Wall Toilet Suite with clean, organic design lines that is super easy to keep clean, pairs easily with the tapware, basin and simple Shaker-style vanity

Suite design - Nordic Light

The organic rimless Grande Back To Wall Toilet Suite with straight lines is the finishing touch in this sleek, streamlined bathroom.