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20th Century Bathroom Design by Kohler

20th Century Bathroom Design by Kohler

Tina Skinner

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Take a chronological tour of bath and powder rooms and watch as they evolved from converted closets to luxury centers for leisure and relaxation. 20th Century Bathroom Design by Kohler is an invaluable reference to the best in bathroom design during the twentieth century. More than 400 images are presented here, drawn from advertising and designer rooms created for the nation’s leading plumbing manufacturer, Kohler Co. of Kohler, Wisconsin. Included are the unforgettable images from the groundbreaking advertising campaign, “The Bold Look of Kohler,” as well as the wonderful artwork resulting from a century of arts patronage. That art has extended to Kohler’s products as well, samplings of which are shown here, including painted designs for toilets and sinks, matching tiles, and master- crafted wooden bathroom vanities.Hundreds of the early products are pictured and identified to help homeowners and collectors identify their antique plumbing. Photos and artwork also provide a tour of bathroom design through time, portraying state-of-the-art rooms that pre-date World War II, and picturing post-war styles that scream ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Plus, there’s an entire gallery of contemporary bathroom design with nearly 150 photos.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 401 color and B&W photos | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764306143 | Binding: soft cover


Tina Skinner is a professional writer and editor who specializes in design.