Collaboration Counts

Kohler, one of the world’s largest bathroom specialists is fast becoming well-known, for building relationships and partnering with like-minded industry trail-blazers. “We are honoured to work closely with global hotel groups, architects and interior designers alike, thanks to our expansive network in Africa. We believe our key differentiating factors include being able to offer a full bathroom solution, our established penetration on the continent, deep insights into the environment and understanding of the customer”, shares Ronelle Badenhorst, Commercial Director for Kohler Africa.

The upcoming 100% Design South Africa exhibition platform, in August 2017, is an example of this collaboration. A natural partnership emerged with one of the biggest interior design firms in Africa, Source Interior Brand Architecture (Source IBA), to create an African suite hotel at the exhibition, called Afrotel.

“With the exploration of Afrotel, Source IBA seeks to revive pride in its own within the African hospitality market. For the sake of brand extension, hotels in Africa are still mostly based on Western models which do not necessarily speak to the African condition. The focus of this project is to develop design solutions that address various areas one of them being Culture. While first-world business hotels are pushing boundaries regarding open bathrooms and limited services, African culture largely requires genteel discretion and a proud culture of service”, explains Mardre Meyer.

For more information visit www.africa.kohler.com or email contact.africa@kohler.com or call on 011-050 9000.