Hundreds of designers descended upon Kohler Co., which closed out NYCxDesign with the unveiling of its inaugural Kohler Experience Center on May 23. Such luminary guests as Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen and Hall of Fame members Carl D'Aquino and Vicente Wolf joined Kohler president and CEO David Kohler to toast the new retail concept. The 10,000-square-foot space, located in the heart of Manhattan on West 22nd Street, welcomed a packed house of industry leaders for a night of product-testing, dancing, and all-around design fun.
The global flagship is the first of nine spaces that will open this year in London, Los Angeles, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, New Delhi, and Taipei. Decked out with 20 kitchen and bath vignettes, a private bathing space, a satellite art gallery, and scores of fixtures, the space is designed to provide trade professionals with a full product immersion experience. View the slideshow for highlights.