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The Purist approach to precious (PVD) metals in the bathroom …

Referencing vintage hand pumps and precious metals PURIST, from global tapware specialist Kohler, is the essence of simplicity and authenticity. PVD Brushed Bronze, Rose Gold, Polished Gold and Brushed Nickel are the beautiful finishes set to steal the limelight in a bathroom or powder room near you!

Kohler Purist PVD tapware

Hero of the range is the single lever basin mixer in both standard and tall – a single column topped with a slender cylindrical lever it is the epitome of intuitive functionality. Simply lift and turn the lever to adjust flow and temperature.

Purist Rose Gold PVD Basin Mixer

The design taps into our ever-growing love for unadorned simplicity and effortless use, without the obsessive need to over-design and innovate.

Purist Polished Gold PVD Basin Set

Other models within the tapware range, offering choice in terms of handle design (while maintaining the same mantra of purism and integrity), are the three-piece basin mixer sets with lever handles plus a wall-mounted option.

Kohler Purist PVD tapware

All basin taps are five star WELS rated using less than 6 litres of water a minute. There are also bath spouts and bath/shower mixers with and without diverter.

All of the Kohler tapware ‘precious’ metal finishes – Brushed Bronze, Polished Gold, Rose Gold and Brushed Nickel – are achieved by virtue of PVD technology (Physical Vapour Deposition). This is a customised finish system that vaporises the finish and molecularly bonds it to the chrome surface. This produces a finish that is both tarnish and corrosion resistant – in fact all Kohler finishes twice exceed the industry standard and carry a 15-year warranty.

Kohler Purist PVD tapware

About the PVD process

The Kohler patented Physical Vapour Deposition process was introduced to allow Kohler to add variety to their line of finishes, as well as improve the durability of those finishes. PVD results in a mechanically strong finish that is ceramic in nature, and resists the tarnishing, scratching and corrosion that can occur over time from repetitive use in the bathroom.

PVD is an environmentally friendly process as it minimises the volume of water required and creates zero waste as harmful chemicals are not used.

And while the Purist collection offers a complete set of tapware for the bathroom – basin, shower and bath – there will also be matching accessories available shortly which will include towel bars and ring, soap dish, tumbler and holder, robe hook and toilet tissue holder. Basin accessories including wastes and bottle traps in PVD will also be available to complement this stunning range of tapware.

Kohler Purist PVD tapware

Avid Titanium – Timeless tapware style for the bathroom

Avid Titanium – Timeless tapware style for the bathroom

Our design crush on metals has moved to the bathroom with the style spotlight shining brightly on Titanium – one of the world’s most precious metals. Kohler has been quick to respond, releasing a beautiful set of tapware in a lustrous Titanium PVD finish.

Avid tapware

Avid 3TH Basin Set in stunning Titanium PVD finish.

Avid, seriously graceful and sensuously simple, won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in 2015 for its polished chrome format. Its recreation in Titanium is a sure case of sublime style and perfect timing!

Reminiscent of liquid metal Avid’s gentle, fluid form rises from the benchtop and is stretched to a slender, tapered spout. The lever control is an extension of the body of the tap – no harsh edges, sharp angles or unnecessary embellishment.

Avid Tapware

The Avid Super Tall Basin Mixer – the perfect partner for a vessel or countertop basin!

The Avid collection includes Standard, Tall and Super Tall basin mixers as well as a three-piece widespread model, a wall mount basin mixer and shower mixers. The basin tapware has a 5 star WELS rating, using six litres of water a minute.

Avid tapware

The slimline Avid Wall Mount Basin Set in Titanium.

The durable, corrosion-resistant Titanium finish of Avid is achieved by virtue of PVD technology (Physical Vapour Deposition). This is a customised finish system that vaporises the finish and molecularly bonds it to the chrome surface. This produces a finish that is tarnish, scratch and corrosion resistant – in fact all Kohler finishes exceed industry standards and carry a 15-year warranty.

The Avid basin tapware is rated a five star WELS using just six litres of water a minute. Avid accessories complete the look and are also available in the Titanium finish.

See Mark Bickerstaffe – our Kohler Director of New Product Development – talk about the design intent of this new Kohler tapware: