At the heart of Toronto’s Castlefield Design District, the KOHLER Signature Store introduces a marquee destination to a burgeoning hub for Canadian designers and specifiers. It’s more than just products. Offering an immersive experience, the elegant new space also demonstrates Kohler‘s commitment to sustainability and enhanced quality of life around the world through design, craftsmanship and innovation.
It all starts with design. Open seven days a week, the 4,000-square-foot space features sophisticated displays of Kohler’s kitchen and bath products, as well as full suites and ensembles. From shower systems and lighted mirrors to intelligent toilets and pioneering KOHLER Konnect smart home products, the showroom highlights a wide range of design solutions across a variety of price points.
For designers and homeowners alike, the KOHLER Signature Store suites and displays make it easy to visualize an impressive array of design options. Complemented by inviting consultation spaces and knowledgeable staff members, the breadth of options is displayed in walls of faucets and showerheads, along cabinetry and lighting solutions as well as Kohler’s rich tile and stone selection – not to mention the industry-best toilets and bidets. Anchored by a refined showroom design that hints at the industrial character of the surrounding neighbourhood, the store is a vital new amenity for Toronto designers.
“Creating a space that embraces the local design community and culture was imperative,” says Michelle Kilmer, business director of Kohler Stores, Kitchen and Bath North America. “We’re thrilled with the results and are confident that the store associates will inspire creativity within our customers.”
Toronto’s new Signature Store selection showcases an impressive variety of products and design solutions, while the diverse offerings collectively embody the sustainable, human-centric approach epitomized by Kohler’s Believing in Better campaign – rooted in an integration of universal design principles with Kohler’s signature bold aesthetics.
From hands-free toilets and voice-activated faucets to tile made from recycled materials, the dual principles of accessibility and environmental stewardship guide Kohler design. While faucets, toilets and showerheads are carefully designed to mitigate excess water use, intelligent toilets and bidets open and flush automatically – with deodorizing seats that keep the whole room fresh.
The adoption of universal design principles makes Kohler products an accessible – and sustainable – choice, with fixtures and that support changing needs and aging in place. Combined with a high level of build quality and a timeless yet striking aesthetic, the flexible and inclusive design approach invites decades of use.
While accessible design and long-lasting durability promote a sustainable, low-waste future, it’s only one part of Kohler’s commitment to sustainability. An assertive push to reduce waste and incorporate recycled materials is bringing closed loop manufacturing closer to fruition, with Kohler’s innovative WasteLAB now harnessing discarded materials to produce new tiles. Working toward net zero impact by 2035, the company is also reducing or offsetting all greenhouse gas emissions and aiming to send zero solid waste to landfills.
For Kohler, Believing in Better is a holistic ethos. With healthier homes and a healthier planet as the backbone of the company’s operations, it’s a mandate that guides the whole of the company’s operations. Through a partnership with soccer powerhouse Manchester United – look for the KOHLER logo on the sleeve – it even extends to excellence on the pitch, as well as a range of equity-based initiatives undertaken in collaboration with both the men’s and women’s teams.
Founded in 1873, Kohler remains an innovator. Still headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler has grown to become one of the largest privately held companies in America – establishing a presence as a global leader in design and product innovation. At 735 Caledonia Road, it all starts with a stellar shopping experience.
This content was published by Azure on behalf of Kohler.
At the heart of the Castlefield Design District, a marquee retail space expresses the company’s progressive ethos.