History of KOHLER Kitchens

History of KOHLER Kitchens

  • 1873


    Kohler Co. is founded in Wisconsin, United States.

  • 1883


    John Michael Kohler manufactures the first bathtub.

  • 1929


    KOHLER’s debut in the world of art begins when the Kathryn black fixtures series is exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York city. The same inspired tradition of artistry continues to be expressed today in all KOHLER products.

  • 1960


    Kohler enters the cabinet industry in North America.

  • 1974


    Kohler launches its “Art and Industry” program. Since the introduction of the program Kohler has hosted more than five hundred resident artists from around the world. The arts/industry program is still a key part of Kohler today and represents the inspiration of some of Kohler’s greatest creative achievements.

  • 1995


    Kohler enters the Asian Market.

  • 2006


    First Kohler cabinet factory is established in Asia

  • 2008


    Kohler Design Center opens in Shanghai (China).
    KOHLER’s PRO Integrated Kitchen Cabinet series is named Best Product Design by Domus, Italy’s renowned architecture and design magazine. The award served to strengthen Kohler’s creative momentum, leading to the production of more kitchen design masterpieces..

  • 2009


    Kohler’s design philosophy is once again recognized when KOHLER’s integrated kitchen cabinet series wins the Trendsetting Design Brand Award by the Kitchen& Bath Power List. In the same year, Kohler’s Karbon kitchen faucet is awarded the International Best Design Award by the renowned Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

  • 2012


    Inspired by the creative influences of the art world, KOHLER introduces another breakthrough innovation: KOHLER Cabinet Artist Editions, a new product line designed and created with the involvement of famous artists.

  • 2014


    As a further recognition of KOHLER kitchen cabinets’ outstanding design KOHLER Kitchens
    Purist Range wins the "2014 Trends Stylish lcons Celebration" Award.

  • 2017


    Kohler Experience Centers (KEC) are opened in Singapore, Bangkok and Taipei to work closely with the Architects and Designers community throughout the whole kitchen cabinet specification process with the aim to provide support from initial planning to product selection to post-installation support.

  • 2018


    KOHLER launches a new exclusive premium kitchen cabinet collection designed by internationally renowned designer Steve Leung. The collection reflects its sophistication with the streamlined design, creating a clean silhouette while complementing the design details