Kohler Design Center


The Kohler Design Center is a 36,000-square-foot showcase that is a source of ideas for builders, designers, architects, and consumers. Exhibits include a vast array of Kohler plumbing fixtures, faucets, and accessories, as well as Kohler engines and generators. The lower level of the Design Center chronicles the company's history. The Design Center is located in the Village of Kohler, which was established by the company in 1912 as a planned community. Free tours of the company factory depart from the Design Center and offer an overview of the engineering processes used in producing Kohler's vitreous china and enameled cast iron products.

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Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Material Science, Industrial & Manufacturing
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Time:Full day

Fun Fact:In 1883, John Kohler took an item made by his foundry, called a horse trough/hog scalder, heated it to 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit, and sprinkled on some enamel powder. He liked it enough to add to his catalog, calling it a "horse trough/hog scalder; when furnished with four legs, will serve as a bathtub." Kohler had entered the plumbing business.