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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pendant lamps paired with the framed mirror sets the scene for activities at the vanity.
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.
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
The organic rimless Grande Back To Wall Toilet Suite with straight lines is the finishing touch in this sleek, streamlined bathroom.
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.
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.
One of the modern suites at the Kohler / Englefield showroom.
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”.
The popular Reve vessel basin with Strayt tapware.
One of the many Englefield suites on display.
The Kohler and Englefield showroom is at 133 Diana Drive and is open from 8.30am to 5pm.
Luxe is the new design crush for bathrooms – think marble, glass, large scale florals and a simple colour palette.
Trends – marble, black, white – luxe looks in your bathroom sanctuary.
One of many luxe Kohler bathrooms, this sanctuary features sophisticated elements – the timeless Reve freestanding cast iron bath teamed with statement making Stance tapware for basin and shower – complemented by the stunning Carrara Borghini tiles.
Kohler’s Reve bathroom featuring Reve bath, basins and pedestals, Stance tapware and Loure accessories
Key to the look are classic design elements that have been given a modern twist – the use of a very traditional material such as cast iron for example that has been reworked into a very contemporary shape and the joy stick control on the Stance basin mixer that has been cleverly reworked into this very contemporary aesthetic.
Stance basin mixer
Luxe looks with the stunning Reve cast iron bath.
The faceted wall hung basins are also Reve – inimitable style! With oversized tap deck for accommodating those necessary toiletries, the Reve basin with pedestal pairs perfectly in luxe settings.
The Reve 1000mm wall basin can be wall hung or pedestal mounted. Paired with Stance basin mixer.
A smaller detail – but equally important to achieve the overall look – is the accessory. Think towel rails, toilet tissue holder, robe hooks and soap dishes. Ensure these are all sympathetic to the overall look – in this case the the beautifully sculpted Loure Hotelier Shelf and matching Towel Arm are the perfect fit with their purity and precision in design and form.
Kohler’s Loure accessories – towel arm
Walk into the suite of an international luxury hotel and you’re likely to find Kohler products adorning bathrooms and kitchenettes alike. Kohler products have long been gracing the interiors of buildings throughout the world – from the incredible Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Sheraton, Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton and Hilton hotels globally – to The Savoy in London.
Balancing style and comfort with tough, hardworking roles in bathrooms and kitchens, our products help bring these hospitality projects to life. Here in Australia we work closely with architects and designers – above and beyond the home – to furnish hotels and multi res projects with Kohler’s exceptional bathroom products.
Recently the Capri by Fraser Brisbane refurbished their suites, adding Kohler bathroom and kitchen products to their luxury apartments. We were invited to visit and wanted to share some info and photos of this stunning apartment hotel.
A little about Capri by Fraser Brisbane
Part of the Fraser’s Hospitality Group, Capri by Fraser Brisbane is a sleek apartment hotel in a modern high-rise building. It’s extremely well located – just a 13-minute walk from Central Station, a 4-minute walk from Brisbane City Botanic Gardens and 2 km from the South Bank entertainment district.
Capri by Fraser Brisbane – a recent suite refurbishment features Kohler bathroom and kitchen fittings.
The luxe studio and 1-bedroom apartments feature contemporary interiors and mosaic-tiled showers with Kohler products. All suites have kitchenettes with Kohler kitchen sink and tapware, along with Nespresso machines and iPod docks.
Kohler products in the bathroom – Capri by Fraser Brisbane. Features Patio drop in bath.
This bathroom features Ove Back to Wall toilet suite, Ladena undercounter basin and Viteo tapware.
The smart, straight-sided Ladena undercounter basin with the Viteo basin mixer.
The showering tapware in this suite includes the popular combo of the Omega slide shower (featuring four spray functions) and Viteo bath/shower mixer with diverter.
Kitchenette features Kohler kitchen sink and Singulier kitchen mixer.
Kohler kitchen sink with Singulier kitchen mixer.
For more information on Capri by Fraser Brisbane, visit the Capri Brisbane website.
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Bathroom renovations, no matter how basic, are always a costly exercise – recent figures from HIA show bathroom renovations now cost between $15,500 and $20,000. While these figures depend on the size of the bathroom and finishes chosen there are some bathroom brands determined to ensure good design and high quality are available to all, irrespective of budget.
The new Kumin collection of tapware, from Kohler, embraces simple design and high-end performance. The single lever basin mixers, in standard and tall, feature soft-shaped lines with pillowed profile to lever and spout. Matching shower mixer, with or without diverter, echoes this shape.
The stylish Kohler Kumin tapware range
The mixers’ 35mm cartridge ensures high performance – testing, involving an impressive one million cycles, showed a life cycle of at least 50 years of usage. This is twice the industry standard according to Kohler.
The mixer’s integrated aerator creates a full flow of water yet the tap’s rating is an excellent five star WELS with 6 litres of water per minute.
This style of understated tapware is particularly useful for smaller bathrooms, ensuites and powder rooms.
And for those who like the style of Kumin there is also a kitchen mixer – four star WELS (7.5L/min) – in the range!
Kumin single lever basin mixer.
Kumin bath or shower mixer – also comes with diverter option.
The elegant Kumin kitchen mixer