Mica … Slim-walled modernist basin design

Bathroom basins have a new look and a longer life! The latest ceramics technology has created a super-ceramic whereby vitreous china can be shaped into beautifully refined, slim-walled basins that are more durable and stain-free.

Mica Basin

The stunning new Mica Slim Rim Basin

Kohler, one of the world’s largest bathroom specialists, has developed the Mica basin – a countertop vessel basin with super slim walls, just 6mm thick, and a CleanCoat™ stain-resistant coating.

The Mica basins are minimalist in design and perfectly proportioned. Designed to be used with statement hob-mounted taps such as Kohler’s award-winning Composed the Mica, in its modernist form, is the perfect complement to any style of bathroom or ensuite.

The delicate appearance of the walls of the Mica are, in fact, misleading. While extremely delicate and elegant in appearance, these new basins are 1.5 times harder than traditional vitreous china.

The 6mm super-ceramic slim rim is extremely strong and durable.

And Kohler’s DFI CleanCoat™ finish creates an invisible stain-resistant surface that ensures the basin retains its original glossy, pristine good looks after many years of use.

The Mica vessel basin comes in two designs – 393 mm square and a 410 mm diameter round version.

Mica Basins

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Be inspired at the new Kohler / Englefield showroom in Auckland

If you’re building or renovating, for the best in bathroom and kitchen inspiration visit the Kohler and Englefield display suites and technical showroom in Glenfield on Auckland’s North Shore. You’ll discover an extensive range of products from leading a global leader in bathroomware – Kohler – and Englefield, one of New Zealand’s favourite bathroom brands.

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Kohler Artist Edition basins on display at Diana Drive.

“Living on the Leading Edge of Design and Technology” underpins every new design and product at Kohler and the stunning mini-suites provide a range of styles and settings to suit any bathroom.

For even more options, the popular Englefield brand offers the “Total Bathroom Solution” featuring showering displays, mini-suites, kitchen sinks and more.

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One of the modern suites at the Kohler / Englefield showroom.

 

Kohler showroom - Auckland

On-trend mini-suites showcase the extensive range on display.

You’ll find the total bathroom solution – baths, basins, tapware, furniture and more.

From Kohler’s Artist Edition and Nature’s Chemistry ranges, to Englefield’s popular Milano Collection of shower, bath, tapware and accessories, the showroom enables customers to see the products in bathroom settings or “try before they buy”.

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The popular Reve vessel basin with Strayt tapware.

 

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One of the many Englefield suites on display.

 

Kohler showroom - Englefield

The Kohler and Englefield showroom is at 133 Diana Drive and is open from 8.30am to 5pm.

New Petaline basin pairs petals with water

New Petaline basin pairs petals with water

Taking directly from nature and utilising a vintage medium, Kohler’s new basin offering is both organic in form and striking in appearance.

Petaline’s profile cuts a sharp and striking silhouette.

Petaline’s profile cuts a sharp and striking silhouette.

Petaline, inspired by a single petal, is a generous bench-top basin in cast iron with black enamel finish. In a feat of engineering mastery the 615mm long vessel is counter-balanced to create a vision of elegance and seemingly impossible poise.

The Petaline Basin is 615mm wide, 310mm (front to back) and 133mm high.

The Petaline Basin is 615mm wide, 310mm (front to back) and 133mm high.

The beautifully organic and striking shape of the Petaline creates a bold visual focus in any bathroom and works equally well with natural stone and metals, or timber and glass.

Designed to sit atop a counter or vanity the vessel basin can be installed with benchmount mixer taps or wall mount tapware. And while polished chrome tapware is an obvious pairing the Petaline will work equally well with the increasingly popular rose gold finish.

Petaline measures 615mm wide, 310mm (back to front) and sits proudly on the bench-top.

Bold shapes are essential when selecting tapware for the Petaline – consider the statuesque Purist Single Lever Basin Mixer* or the beautifully clean lines of the Stillness and Loure wall mount basin mixers.

Petaline cast iron basin with Stillness wall mount basin set.

Petaline cast iron basin with Stillness wall mount basin set.

* Purist Single Lever Basin Mixer available in New Zealand. Coming soon to Australia.

The Derring basin – a daring new design from Kohler

The Derring basin – a daring new design from Kohler

Hand-made and featuring a rarely used rutile mineral glaze the Derring Wading Pool self-rimming basin, from the Artist Editions collection, is a study in textural beauty that cleverly combines glaze and pattern to create a palette of ever changing, light reflective neutral tones.

The stunning Derring Wading Pool Self Rimming basin

The stunning Derring Wading Pool Self Rimming basin

The Derring pairs perfectly with a number of wall-mounted and benchtop mixer taps that together will capture the essence of the bathing space – particularly when teamed with stone or timber finishes.

The new Derring Self Rimming Basin is a beautifully handcrafted piece that is one-of-a-kind.

The new Derring Self Rimming Basin is a beautifully handcrafted piece that is one-of-a-kind.

The Derring Bourbon Rutile basin is 449mm in diameter and features a hand-applied mineral glaze over a carved textural pattern that together create a highly functional basin that is both easy to care for and durable. The hand-made process and natural glaze variations make each piece totally unique.

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Designed by skilled craftsmen at the Kohler pottery in Koher, Wisconsin, each basin featuers an artisanal glaze making each basin totally unique

Designed by skilled craftsmen at the Kohler pottery in Koher, Wisconsin, each basin featuers an artisanal glaze making each basin totally unique

 

Kohler’s Artist Editions basins are inspired and designed by resident artists in the company pottery while skilled craftsmen decorate and finish each piece by hand.

The Chalice basin – pure design for the bathroom

The Chalice basin – pure design for the bathroom

Hero pieces for the bathroom – usually the basin or tapware – are often a difficult choice between dramatic statement – that can often date – or design for life. Firmly in the category of the latter is Kohler’s sublimely elegant Chalice counter top vessel basin.

The Chalice Countertop Vessel Basin

The Chalice Countertop Vessel Basin

An exercise in pure simplicity the Chalice is a 420mm diameter spherical shape in white vitreous china that can be paired with tall basin mixers or wall mounted tapware. Matches made-in-heaven include Kohler’s Stance tall basin mixer, the beautifully pared-back Stillness Wall Mount Basin Set and the deliciously modernist Toobi tall basin mixer.

The Chalice basin – pure symmetry!

The Chalice basin – pure symmetry!

The very contemporary Stance features a single column in polished chrome with refined spout and joy stick control. It makes a bold statement but never overwhelmingly so. There are also wall mount basin and bath mixers, shower mixers and bath spouts in the range.

The Chalice Basin with Stance tall basin mixer

The Chalice Basin with Stance tall basin mixer

The Stillness wall mount basin set is the ideal choice for a busy bathroom – cleaning is so much easier with wall mount tapware. Strikingly simple, tubular aesthetics are at the heart of the Stillness design with the collection including basin and bath tapware plus accessories. Stillness is also available in a hob mount model.

The Chalice Basin with Stillness wall mount basin set and matching accessories

The Chalice Basin with Stillness wall mount basin set and matching accessories

Pairing the Chalice with the inspirational Toobi mixer is a clever way of injecting a pop of colour while enjoying the tumbling, free flow of water that the Toobi spout delivers. Interchangeable inserts, in Spring Green, Phantom Black and Ice White sit right inside the end of the spout – genius!

The Chalice basin featured with Toobi basin mixer and Moxie bluetooth showerhead

The Chalice basin featured with Toobi basin mixer and Moxie bluetooth showerhead