Kohler splits with West One Bathrooms

Decision was made to "allow for more growth through separate Clerkenwell ventures."

21 Jan, 20

American bathroom brand Kohler and luxury bathroom retailer West One Bathrooms have announced plans to part ways in their shared managed showroom space in Clerkenwell, London.

Kohler splits with West One Bathrooms

After 10 years of partnership, and three years of jointly managing the showroom, the decision was made to “allow for more growth through separate Clerkenwell ventures.”

The bathroom manufacturer has reported it remains committed to the showroom, which was opened as its first European Kohler Experience Centre in 2017.

It will continue to showcase the brand’s range of luxury bathrooms, alongside its  Mira and Rada brands.

Managing director of Kohler Mira Craig Baker said: “It’s exciting times for both us and West One Bathrooms as we part to manage our own Clerkenwell showroom spaces.

“Our Kohler Experience Centre model is popular around the world and we will continue our brand presence in this creative London district to inspire architects and designers.

“We look forward to continuing our relationship with West One Bathrooms as a supplier of Kohler, Ann Sacks and Kallista through their wider network of showrooms.”

West One Bathrooms has eight showrooms across central London, Surrey and Kent.

These includes premises in Battersea, Chelsea, Chelsea Design Centre, Mayfair, Notting Hill, Wandsworth, Oxshott and Tunbridge Wells.

It is set to open a new showroom in Clerkenwell in March, which will be the first in a series of ‘Studios.’

Set over three floors, the Clerkenwell Studio will also play host to its contracts department.