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
Kohler, one of the world’s largest bathroom specialists, is on track to achieve its Net Zero carbon footprint by 2035 – a programme that promotes sustainability while delivering innovative new products to our bathrooms.
The company’s 50 manufacturing plants, spread across six continents, have each reduced carbon emissions and solid waste by 3% per annum since 2008 but it is probably the planet-conscious products we are now seeing in our bathrooms that are attracting the most attention.
Kohler’s toilets have reduced their water usage from 37 litres a flush in the 1930s to 4.5/3 litres in today’s dual flush models. More exciting – in terms of both aesthetics and experience – are the new Katalyst showerheads using Kohler’s patented air induction technology.
Katalyst showerheads cleverly inject air into the water flow – so each droplet of water feels bigger and performs better. By introducing one litre of air to every five litres of water the user feels as though they are having a drenching shower – and in the process enjoys all the associated soothing and relaxing benefits.
There are a number of shower designs using Katalyst technology that ensures all needs are met.
The RainCan is a simple, yet boldly stylish overhead shower in round or square configuration in a choice of 200mm and 250mm sizes. Designed to create a powerful, thoroughly enveloping shower experience its enhanced spray nozzle configuration delivers complete coverage with full, heavy water droplets.
The Round 200mm RainCan Katalyst showerhead
The Rain Duet Shower Column is a good option for families, combining an overhead 200mm square or round showerhead with a handshower on a 1.5m hose. The latter is ideal for smaller children and hair washing.
Rain Duet featuring round Katalyst showerhead and hand-shower
And finally the Loure shower column. This new release shower column sports sleek, contemporary aesthetics combining a square, 250mm overhead showerhead with a hand-held shower wand.
The new release Loure shower column features a drenching overhead shower with a versatile hand-shower.
All of the Katalyst showering tapware appliances listed above utilise Kohler’s air injection technology to deliver drenching, all-enveloping showers while using only 9 litres of water a minute (3 star WELS rating). Each is made of solid brass with Kohler’s tarnish and corrosion resistant polished chrome finish.
Kohler showering tapware
“Living on the Leading Edge of Design and Technology” is the cornerstone of what we do at Kohler, and in June we opened the new Kohler technical display showroom on Auckland’s North Shore.
The new Kohler technical display showroom in Auckland
Aimed at architects, designers and consumers who want to experience the very latest in bathroom design and technology, this new showroom features an extensive range of the very latest Kohler products alongside working exhibits and luxurious mini-suites.
Bold and innovative, visitors will discover the highest quality in tapware finishes, a range of the Artist Edition and Nature’s Chemistry basins and on-trend mini-suites featuring a range of complementary products.
Escale Countertop basin and Purist basin mixer in new Kohler NZ technical showroom
The showroom also houses the popular Englefield brand, showcasing kitchen and bathing products including showers, baths, basins, tapware, and kitchen sinks.
Discover the “Total Bathroom Solution” when you visit the Englefield display in the new technical display showroom.
Englefield suite in the new Kohler technical display showroom.
The showroom has been designed in such a way to encourage customers to “try before they buy” with a full range of Kohler and Englefield drop-in baths able to be easily swapped in and out for trialing the size.
The showroom is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday at 133 Diana Drive, Glenfield.
Understated design, geometric profiles and technical proficiency are the benchmark for today’s tapware and Aleo, from Kohler, is the latest addition.
Kohler’s Aleo Tall Basin Mixer
Designed for undermount or countertop basins the taps, in two sizes, feature beautifully simple lines that belie the technical prowess of the Aleo.
An internal cartridge, coupled with an aerator, creates excellent water efficiency, limiting flow to just six litres a minute, while the slender design of the handle ensures easy, accurate control of both flow and temperature.
The single lever of the Aleo features flat top styling that matches the spout contours and partners perfectly with the emerging trend to low profile countertop basins and undermounts.
Aleo features two basin mixers – tall and standard – plus a bath/shower mixer with or without diverter. All Kohler tapware features anti-twist hoses and a high quality polished chrome finish that is resistant to both tarnishing and corrosion.
Aleo Standard Basin Mixer
Aleo Tall Basin Mixer
Aleo Bath & Shower Mixers (with and without diverter)
Week 3 of Channel Nine’s Renovation Rumble saw the Redbacks’ Ayden and Jess take out first place with their take on a Hamptons style bathroom featuring Kohler products throughout.
The Margaux range of tapware and matching accessories was the perfect choice with its timeless design that blends contemporary aesthetics with a touch of vintage glamour. They chose the basin set with cross handles for this bathroom and cleverly used the accessories from the same range to create a visual balance throughout the space.
The stunning Margaux 3 Taphole with cross handles
Margaux towel bar
An important inclusion for this busy space was the Kohler Rain Duet shower column – a combination of Katalyst overhead shower and hand shower. For those who like a drenching shower, safe in the knowledge they are still conserving water, then Katalyst technology is the perfect choice – it infuses two litres of air into the water stream every minute. The result is large, indulgent droplets of water – and plenty of them!
The Rain Duet with Round showerhead
The final piece for this Hamptons bathroom was the compact Reach Toilet – a streamlined, unobtrusive profile complete with quiet close seat and a 4 star WELS rating (4.5/3L/min).
Kohler’s compact Reach back to wall suite delivers water savings without compromising comfort and performance
You can check out all the Reno Rumble Kohler stars on the website.
Kohler features in Hamptons style bathroom – see the full bathroom reveals on our Victorian retail partner E&S Trading’s Reno Rumble website.