History

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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The American Gothic House, a Found Friendship & the Healing Power of Pie

With the holidays coming up, chances are your thoughts are drifting to the ultimate comfort food: pie. Apple, pumpkin, you name it; this is the time of year to truly indulge. I’ve been thinking about pie a lot over the

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The American Gothic House, a Found Friendship & the Healing Power of Pie

With the holidays coming up, chances are your thoughts are drifting to the ultimate comfort food: pie. Apple, pumpkin, you name it; this is the time of year to truly indulge. I’ve been thinking about pie a lot over the

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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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Iconic Design: Numi and the Stahl House

Earlier this year, Kohler introduced the Numi toilet, the most advanced toilet we’ve ever created. It’s truly a stunning work of art and design, and this quickly led to a dilemma: where do we feature such a stylish toilet? We

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Iconic Design: Numi and the Stahl House

Earlier this year, Kohler introduced the Numi toilet, the most advanced toilet we’ve ever created. It’s truly a stunning work of art and design, and this quickly led to a dilemma: where do we feature such a stylish toilet? We

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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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Ed Del Grande – The Wellworth Years

By Ed Del Grande My first big event with Kohler this year was the International Builder’s Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida, and I was really looking forward to some warm winter weather. While the outside temperature in Orlando for the

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Ed Del Grande – The Wellworth Years

By Ed Del Grande My first big event with Kohler this year was the International Builder’s Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida, and I was really looking forward to some warm winter weather. While the outside temperature in Orlando for the

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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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