by Rahul KumarSep 14, 2022
Bath spaces make for the most private refuge for a person, allowing one to drop all masks and guards, disrobe one of external distractions and reflect on their innermost thoughts and personalities. These urban caves of calmness are a place to look inward, lose inhibitions, let go, sing and dance without a care. With their latest innovation, Kohler revolutionises the luxury bath experience with Anthem by Kohler , an immersive, tactile and intuitive digital shower experience that led STIR to curate a special series inviting leading Indian designers and architects to share their most private stories through an intuitive narrative.
"My bathroom, my persona, my anthem...Kohler believes that Anthem is the future trend of our bathroom which is an intuitive and immersive experience. #mybathroomanthem series offers viewers a glimpse into the uninhibited personalities of your favourite creative professionals highlighting their bathroom secrets, quirks, anthem and more," shares Vishal Chadha, Managing Director, Kohler - South Asia. "Anthem by Kohler is intuitive, powerful, and precise. We strive to make the everyday experience of the user better, and we have already begun by introducing the HMI (human machine interface) for the bathroom area, much like we do for our phones, cars, and appliances," adds Parveen Gupta, Head of Marketing, Kohler India.
Who are your favourite architects and designers behind closed doors? We peek into their creative cave, their secret retreat, their escape room. Designers from all over the country join STIR for fun tell-alls confessing their fears, fantasies, naughties, eureka moments and much more in the bathroom...
Shabnam Gupta describes a funny childhood memory in which her father created for her a feminine, pink bathroom in an effort to make her more ladylike. "One fine day, my sister and I painted all the bathroom tiles with graffiti street art!" she shares. Ravi Vazirani, meanwhile, continues accumulating his most impressive comebacks in the shower. Architect Sandeep Khosla's mellifluous rendition of U2's Running To Stand Still will have you mindlessly tapping your feet.
The distinguished list in the series includes Vikram Phadke, Sandeep Khosla, Shabnam Gupta, Seema Puri, Ravi Vazirani, Ekta Parekh among others. Fifteen new episodes will be revealed every day until the end of April, and each outtake discloses never-heard-before chapters and wild, funny anecdotes from their lives in response to free-fire questions, concluding with their very own bathroom anthem.
STIR x Kohler #mybathroomanthem with Sandeep Khosla
Did you know Sandeep's brother once locked him in the bathroom? The founder of Bangalore-based architecture and interior design firm, Khosla Associates, shares his bathroom fears and luxuries with us.
STIR x Kohler #mybathroomanthem with Vikram Phadke
Vikram Phadke of Chennai-based Interspace Inc. lets us in on an undiscovered bathroom secret. When he's not seeking creative inspirations, the self-admitted candy crush addict enjoys spending time playing games in the bathroom.
STIR x Kohler #mybathroomanthem with Ravi Vazirani
What lurks in your bathroom? Mumbai-based interior designer Ravi Vazirani discusses his bathroom fears, his love of designing bathrooms and even introduces us to his adorable bathroom partner, his pet Yoda.
STIR x Kohler #mybathroomanthem with Manish Gulati
The founding partner of the New Delhi-based architecture firm agency, M:OFA, opens up about his architectural fantasy, confesses to sneaking magazines into the bathroom and also shares his me-time bath routine.
STIR x Kohler #mybathroomanthem with Ekta Parekh
What do you do when you are young and in New York? Grab free champagne in the ladies' restrooms of the trendiest NYC pub, of course. Ekta Parekh, co-founder of reD Architects recalls fun bathroom memories from her visits to the Big Apple.
STIR x Kohler #mybathroomanthem with Shabnam Gupta
Mumbai-based interior designer, Shabnam Gupta, is known to create some visual wonders with unique elements within a contemporary design palette for her clients. Although in her younger days, she admits she turned her father's romantic Victorian bathroom into a graffiti-filled grungy one.
STIR x Kohler #mybathroomanthem with Tejal Mathur
From revealing her most embarrassing moment in the bathroom to sharing her favourite bathroom playlist, interior designer Tejal Mathur reveals all in this candid chat.
STIR x Kohler #mybathroomanthem with Huzefa Rangwala
Huzefa Rangwala believes unicorns exist! The co-founder of MuseLAB, a design firm based in Mumbai, frequently spends time in the bathroom brainstorming, reflecting and contemplating design decisions.
STIR x Kohler #mybathroomanthem with Alan Abraham
In today's episode we see architect Alan Abraham of Abraham John Architects at his humorous best. He shares some delightful insights about his childhood and discusses his bathroom preferences.
STIR x Kohler #mybathroomanthem with Supraja Rao
Taking a leaf out of her childhood memory bank, Supraja Rao of Design House takes us back to simpler times as she narrates her childhood bathroom stories.
STIR x Kohler #mybathroomanthem with Shilpa and Sameer Balvally
Shilpa's ultimate hideout den, and Sameer's fond childhood escapades – the designer duo at Mumbai-based Studio Osmosis find refuge in the bathroom.
STIR x Kohler #mybathroomanthem with Iram Sultan
Designer Iram Sultan shares interesting anecdotes from her childhood, recounting stories of a rough tomboy who loved climbing trees and didn't fuss about stained clothes or scraped knees.
STIR x Kohler #mybathroomanthem with Shantanu Garg
Designer Shantanu Garg reveals his favourite bathroom fragrances and talks about his passion for sculpting aesthetic and functional bathrooms.
STIR x Kohler #mybathroomanthem with Seema Puri Mullan
Architect Seema Puri's love for good karaoke is not a secret, but not many are privy to her obsession with white bathrooms.
STIR x Kohler #mybathroomanthem with Puran Kumar
Architect Puran Kumar wears many hats, almost literally. They hang in the bedroom, by the bathroom closet and even in his study...he also unveils his favourite Kohler bathroom.
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