Kohler Expands Awaken Collection and Unveils New Showering Technology
The Awaken collection grows to include a single-function showerhead, additional coordinating design components and a handshower with a spray-intensifying boost button
Popular with the trade for its quality and affordability and a huge hit with the consumers for its sleek design and premium performance, the KOHLER Awaken collection expands its offering with water-conserving single-function showerheads and a handshower complete with Eco-Assist technology, which provides an intensified spray.
“Water is a precious resource—the new Awaken handshower makes it even easier for homeowners to conserve while offering the convenience of a richer spray for tasks like hair rinsing,” says Kohler performance showering product manager Leslie Bronson. Pressing and holding a button to activate the Eco-Assist technology increases water flow from 1.5 gallons per minute to 2.0 gallons per minute. The new single-function Awaken showerhead touts a spray engine engineered for maximum performance at a water-conserving 1.5 and 1.75 gallons per minute, still delivering full, rich rinsing coverage, and, like the handshower, features an easy-to-clean sprayface.
The Awaken collection is offered in two series to complement transitional and contemporary aesthetics, and comes in two finishes: Polished Chrome and Vibrant Brushed Nickel. Series B is organic in design, taking inspiration from forms found in nature, while Series G takes design cues from classic modern design with simple, architectural form.
“We’re absolutely thrilled the Eco-Assist technology is making its debut in the Awaken collection,” Bronson says. “We’re offering the very latest in water-saving technology at an affordable price.” That’s appealing to plumbers, who can carry stock and offer a quick up-sell, as well as the budget-conscious homeowner who pays close attention to how and where home improvement dollars are spent.
To complete the sleek look of the Awaken collection coordinating design components are available: slide bars, mounting brackets, wall supplies and smooth handshower hoses. A novelty for Kohler is the 36-inch slide bar with integrated water supply. This innovative combination of products eliminates the need for a separate wall supply since the water connection is at the base of the slide bar. All the components are metal construction, providing solid durability at a great price.