Author Archives: Angela Miller

Kohler Colors: The 1950s

An advertisement from 1954, highlighting Kohler fixtures in Cerulean Blue. Booming – that is one word typically used to describe the 1950s. No, not a loud noise, I’m talking about the economy, the population and the housing market. The economy here

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Kohler Colors: The 1950s

An advertisement from 1954, highlighting Kohler fixtures in Cerulean Blue. Booming – that is one word typically used to describe the 1950s. No, not a loud noise, I’m talking about the economy, the population and the housing market. The economy here

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Mother Nature At Home: The Kohler Environment

How would you like to experience sun, wind, rain and steam–all within a 30-minute cycle–in the comfort of your own home? In 1977, Kohler introduced a totally new product, the Environment, that offered the next best thing to nature. It

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Mother Nature At Home: The Kohler Environment

How would you like to experience sun, wind, rain and steam–all within a 30-minute cycle–in the comfort of your own home? In 1977, Kohler introduced a totally new product, the Environment, that offered the next best thing to nature. It

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Kohler Colors: The 1940s

In my last post on the history of Kohler colors, I explored the ‘20s and ‘30s, when Kohler first introduced color to the bathroom. Things changed dramatically in the 1940s. World War II forced many companies, including Kohler, to use

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Kohler Colors: The 1940s

In my last post on the history of Kohler colors, I explored the ‘20s and ‘30s, when Kohler first introduced color to the bathroom. Things changed dramatically in the 1940s. World War II forced many companies, including Kohler, to use

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Kohler Colors: The Early 1900′s

In the early days of plumbing, everything was white: The sink, the tub, the toilet. And there’s a reason for that. When you think  of the color white, what do you think of? Clean? Sterile? That’s exactly what manufacturers wanted

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Kohler Colors: The Early 1900′s

In the early days of plumbing, everything was white: The sink, the tub, the toilet. And there’s a reason for that. When you think  of the color white, what do you think of? Clean? Sterile? That’s exactly what manufacturers wanted

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1933 – 1934: Kohler at the Chicago World’s Fair

The Chicago World’s Fair was huge. For those not quite into history the way I am (hey, it’s my job), it can be difficult to comprehend the sheer size and impact the fair had on the world. It was 427

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1933 – 1934: Kohler at the Chicago World’s Fair

The Chicago World’s Fair was huge. For those not quite into history the way I am (hey, it’s my job), it can be difficult to comprehend the sheer size and impact the fair had on the world. It was 427

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The One-Piece Bath Turns 100

Believe it or not, the one-piece, built-in bathtub is 100 years old, and as you can imagine, we here at Kohler are pretty excited. So what exactly is a one-piece, built-in bath? Well, in the early twentieth century, shoppers had

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The One-Piece Bath Turns 100

Believe it or not, the one-piece, built-in bathtub is 100 years old, and as you can imagine, we here at Kohler are pretty excited. So what exactly is a one-piece, built-in bath? Well, in the early twentieth century, shoppers had

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Kohler’s Electric Sink: The Dishwasher from 1926

Have you heard of the electric sink? You may have one in your home and not even realize it. Introduced in 1926, the Kohler Electric Sink was one of the world’s first motor-powered dishwashers, long before dishwashers became commonplace in

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Kohler’s Electric Sink: The Dishwasher from 1926

Have you heard of the electric sink? You may have one in your home and not even realize it. Introduced in 1926, the Kohler Electric Sink was one of the world’s first motor-powered dishwashers, long before dishwashers became commonplace in

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After 75 Years, Introducing Our Best Wellworth Toilet Ever

In 1936, a postage stamp cost three cents, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to his second term as president and Kohler Co. introduced the new Wellworth “closet.” Seventy-Five years later, the Wellworth toilet continues to represent Kohler quality, value and

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After 75 Years, Introducing Our Best Wellworth Toilet Ever

In 1936, a postage stamp cost three cents, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to his second term as president and Kohler Co. introduced the new Wellworth “closet.” Seventy-Five years later, the Wellworth toilet continues to represent Kohler quality, value and

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History of Kohler Golf

This past August, Kohler Co. hosted the 92nd PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, reinforcing Wisconsin’s reputation as a top golf destination. This Irish-themed course, set along the scenic shores of Lake Michigan, also hosted the 2004 PGA Championship and 2007

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History of Kohler Golf

This past August, Kohler Co. hosted the 92nd PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, reinforcing Wisconsin’s reputation as a top golf destination. This Irish-themed course, set along the scenic shores of Lake Michigan, also hosted the 2004 PGA Championship and 2007

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That Summer Feeling

Summer’s almost here. Time to celebrate your inner child–break out the bath toys, water balloons and swim goggles. These classic Kohler ads from the 1930s and ’40s capture the playful summer spirit that symbolizes the type of wholesomely idyllic childhood

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That Summer Feeling

Summer’s almost here. Time to celebrate your inner child–break out the bath toys, water balloons and swim goggles. These classic Kohler ads from the 1930s and ’40s capture the playful summer spirit that symbolizes the type of wholesomely idyllic childhood

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