Kohler recently opened its first Kohler Experience Center in New York City’s Flatiron district. The opening marks the kitchen-and-bath manufacturer’s new approach to global retail where design professionals will have instant hands-on access to its global suite of products. The global flagship will enable trade professionals to test and source Kohler products.

The 10,000-square-foot store is the only private bathing space in New York City where guests can, by appointment, exclusively try Kohler products. The New York City location is the first of nine Kohler Experience Center stores to open over the next year. London follows New York City, along with Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, New Delhi and Taipei opening later in the year.

The New York flagship is run and operated in partnership with Best Plumbing Supply.

“Our partnership with Kohler spans nearly 50 years,” said Kymberly Weiner, Best Plumbing Supply New York City sales and development manager “It’s a tremendous honor to elevate our collaboration to one that will best inspire and serve consumers and design professionals through a shopping experience rooted in Kohler’s spirit of gracious living.”