On the Road: Visiting the Kohler Campus – The Design Center Top 5 Favorites

September 21st, 2013

Ok, time for my 5 favorite items from the Kohler Design Center:

#1: This piece is the the Iron/Occasions Bar Island. The form is what initially drew me – the rectagular shape with the long low sink down the middle. Brilliant. Perfect for working on one side and leaning on the other, so great for interaction. But the idea that you can put any of the enameled cast iron finishes on top is the piece that drew me in. The colors of the cast iron on the form of the island top just look so unique, especially the depth of the glossiness. This color ‘basalt’ is one of my new favorites.

Kristina Crestin Design Kohler Fav 1

#2: The Riverby sink of course I was drawn to as it was turquoise, or as they call ‘Palermo blue’. Its a massive 33″ in size, has plenty of accessories and tons of color options. Done!

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#3: The Indio sink like the Riverby is 33″ long, but on this one I was intrigued by the faucet mounting to the side and the interesting grid drain design. The way the walnut cutting board drops into the opening is a pretty nice detail. They have it here in the caviar finish. $1039 in this finish which is a steal in this size category, or $799 for the white. Sweet!

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#4: The Parq kitchen faucet I liked allot as I thought the handles were a departure from what we always see on a bridge faucet. This piece also rides the line of transitional rather well, so it could easily fit in a more modern kitchen but equally at home in a traditional kitchen. The handles feel really nice under your hand too.

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#5: Rather than focusing on a particular fixture I was noticing that I was loving their ‘brushed bronze’ finish which is on the Essex bar faucet here. It was a really nice mellow brass/bronze in a really good way. I’ve been doing more satin brass finishes lately and finding another finish in the brass/bronze world that is this lovely is a major plus! The sink is their Undertone bar sink in satin bronze as well.

Kristina Crestin Design Kohler Fav 5

Thanks again to Kohler folks and our local Supply New England / Kohler Signature Store Natick for bringing us out to Wisconsin!

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