Kohler Cast-iron Basins are available in a range of colours. For example the Murraya is available in Iron Cobalt as well as white whilst the Tableau is available in black, vapour green,vapour blue, vapour orange and vapour pink. Adding vibrancy, life and colour to your bathroom.
Another benefit is that the basins are made from 93% recycled and reclaimed materials. So as well as standing out for their sharp design quality they are eco friendly as well. The Cast Iron enamel surface is stain resistant, non porous and resists cracking and chips. The basins can be wall mounted or surface mounted. There are is a selection of very attractive wastes to choose from to complete the look.
Feel free to talk to one of our sales staff or call in if you have any questions what so ever about choosing the correct basin or matching accessories. ?We are hear to help and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Do you LOVE or HATE these wash basins? Let us know.
A beautiful and elegant alternative to a traditional wash basin. The variety and quality of finish is exquisite. The range looks fantastic in a traditional bathroom or a more modern setting and provides either an exotic look or a modern cutting edge look that stands out purely due to the quality of design. Just look at the designs on these wash basins! There are incredible fabrics and wallpapers available at the moment that would look incredible paired up with these basins. However the designs of these basins stand alone as centre pieces in their own right. Have a look at the wash basins individually in our shop.
The Serpentine Vessel basin is one of 12 ceramic basins in this range. The range spans from exotic and fun to cutting edge modern. As you can see there are several very different styles of wash basins to choose from. One of the many benefits is that each basin is finished inside and outside. Which means you have the versatility of mounting the basin on or under a countertop. Which is your favourite?
Nature’s Chemistry Vessel Basins
Inspired from Ancient Chinese washbasins used when running tap water did not exist. The Vessel basin was a beautiful necessity of the chinese customs and culture. Even a century ago, porcelain vessel basins were a mainstay in every home and are quickly becoming so again.These hand made, elegantly formed glass and bronze Vessel basins can become the centre piece in any bathroom. This is a striking collection of glass and bronze vessel basins from Kohler.
Amongst the many benefits of installing one of these beautiful glass basins is the fact that the glass material provides a strong, durable surface that is also very easy to clean. They are handmade by highly trained craftsmen and can be mounted onto a range of countertops. These basins naturally do not have overflows but there is a large selection of wastes available to complete the look. Contact one of our staff for advice on what products would best suit the basin. Basin taps should be wall-mounted or extra tall basin taps should be purchased to complete the look. Again any one of our staff would be delighted to help you find just the right accessories.
These Vessel wash basins are contemporary, traditional, fun, elegant, even cutting-edge: You will be able to find a vessel-style sink to fit virtually any bathroom décor. For any help choosing the right basin to complete your look please contact us. Our staff are friendly and willing to help at all times.
We are really looking forward to selling Kohler products from our new showroom. As a bit of a “pre-launch” we decided to write a bit about Kohler and it’s History.
During the research process we found this brilliant article from Angela Miller. She bet us to it! So we thought we’d share the article with you.
Angela is busy rummaging through the Kohler Company archives to give us some information on their history. Lucky girl! The pictures are exciting.
It’s always fun to look back at the history of a company but particularly interesting & informative when it’s a company like Kohler. I hope you enjoy the article and the great old pictures particularly the pictures of some fantastic fine sanitary ware.
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 acres of innovation: new products, new buildings, and new ideas everywhere you turned.
The original Chicago World’s Fair occurred in 1893. However, in 1933, the city decided to celebrate its centennial in a big way. This second fair was dubbed A Century of Progress International Exposition, a name chosen to show how scientific discoveries changed industry and everyday life.
The fair offered a chance for businesses like Kohler Co. to showcase their products to millions of tourists. The exposition, held in the middle of the Great Depression, was a symbol of hope for a more prosperous future.
Kohler Co. was feeling the effects of the Great Depression, but forged ahead anyway, with plans to construct a building that would showcase their latest innovations. Plumbing, heating and power system products were on display in front of floor-to-ceiling images depicting Kohler factory life and the Village of Kohler.
The building itself was designed by world-renowned architect Ely Jacques Kahn, the same architect who used Kohler plumbing fixtures in a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit. Kahn’s building had a 132’ long gallery, that displayed Kohler products along with model bathrooms. The highlight was a children’s bathroom, a new and original idea at that time.
When the fair reopened in 1934, Kohler increased the size of the building, adding two large wings to the east and west sides and moving the entrance to a more prominent location on the main thoroughfare. The new entrance walls featured murals by six artists that depicted scenes from places around the world where Kohler obtained its raw materials.
The murals impressed many visitors and caught the eye of the media. The building itself, which embodied Kohler’s view on the importance of art in industry, earned recognition in Architectural Forum magazine.
The fair finally closed on October 31, 1934, but not until after nearly 40 million people visited the sites. In a time of economic hardship, fair-goers walked away with a sense of hope and the promise of future prosperity.
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About Angela Miller
I am the historian digging through the corporate archives of Kohler Co.
A very popular service we provide is tap refurbishment or reconditioning and re-plating. The finishes available for replating are CHROME, NICKEL and GOLD.
Our workshop has been refurbishing taps for over 20 years. Our clients base ranges from owners of traditional home owners, interior designers, fine country homes, Banking establishments and Royal Palaces.
We have facilities to restore and and re-plate Modern, Art Deco, Classic and Vintage taps. We mostly refurbish original Antique Victorian or Edwardian Taps. However we can restore and replate all types of mixer taps, bath taps, basin taps, chain stays, and other bathroom fittings. Below are some traditional lever taps refurbished and plated.
Sometimes the taps are that old and worn parts are impossible to find. In our facilities we will replace parts by making them if need be. We are confident that we can restore ALMOST any tap. And if we can’t probably no one can.
If your waste or overflow is covered in lime-scale or tarnished we can refurbish and re-plate them if necessary. This is particularly helpful in antique baths where the wastes or overflows are often unusual sizes and are no longer available & cannot be replaced with new. On a re enamelled bath this can be the finishing touch to the bath that makes it pristine.
If your antique Victorian or Edwardian taps affected by lime-scale, hard to turn on or off or even not working at all then you can send them to us for restoration in our work shop. We aim to refurfish your taps so well they can be used for another 100 years!If you so wish we can then have them plated in Chrome, Nickel or Gold. Alternatively if the tap is originally a brass finish you can have the taps fully reconditoned and then polished. This is more popular with antique Victorian or Edwardian taps. They can look quite spectacular.
Above are John Bolding basin taps and John Bolding Bath/Shower mixer taps. These are rare taps and it’s fantastic to have restored a matching set.
For the re-plating process the taps are taken apart completely and chemically stripped. The taps are then polished to a flawless finish before being re plated to the clients specification.
Chrome plating is very popular but Nickel plating proves the most popular for Victorian bathrooms. Chrome does give a mirror like finish whereas Nickel has a slight champagne hue to it. Traditionally taps would have been either brass or Nickel in Victorian or Edwardian times. Chrome began to be used in the mid to late 1920′s with the advent of the ART DECO era. Below are some typical GLOBE TAPS that have been fully restored and plated. They could also have been finished in polished brass and would look equally fantastic.
Once the taps have been restored and re plated we put them back together again and then test them for a second time to make sure they are working perfectly. We are very thorough in our testing regime.
We have restored Jacob Delafon, John Bolding & Sons, Thomas Crapper, Porche, George Jennings and Aston amongst others. Your original antique taps are in good hands.
For taps that are originally finished in brass you may wish to have them polished after refurbishment rather than have them re plated to chrome or nickel. A polished brass finish does require a lot more maintenance and polishing to keep them in the pristine condition you recieve them in. Due to this some of our clients prefer the Nickel over the Brass finish but both finishes look great in a traditional bathroom. Below is a traditional restored Bath/Shower Mixer tap in a polished brass finish.
Whether you own a fantastic antique bath or wash hand basin with tarnished and worn taps or waste or a spectacular Art Deco bath with matching taps you can now use our refurbishing service to bring your fine sanitary ware back to it’s full and former glory. You can even create a completly unique look can be created with a modern bath fitted with luxury antique taps fully restored.
We can also restore the feet on cast iron baths. Original Ball and Claw feet can come to look very old and rusty over time. Once we clean them up and Silver Nickel or Chrome plate them. They look absolutely stunning!
All the taps shown here are original taps we have refurbished and plated. They are all for sale now. Do fill out the quick quote form if any are of interrest to you.
You will require a plumber to remove your bath taps, basin taps or overflow and have them sent to our workshop if you require restoration services. Contact us via the quick quote form and we will provide you with a quote. If you can also email us a picture of your waste, overflow, taps or claw feet that would be most helpful. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively call 01342324577 and ask to speak to Teresa Kane.