The front of the Design Center's main floor showcases the products of many of the companies that comprise the Kohler family of businesses. Displays of colorful tile from Ann Sacks stand before elegant armchairs and armoires from Baker Furniture. A dining set from a McGuire Furniture line exhibits the hand-crafted artistry for which the rattan furniture manufacturer is famous. A collection of KOHLER generators and engines are on display for viewing up close.
The remainder of the ground level is devoted to Kohler plumbing products. An extensive array of bathtubs, showers, toilets, lavatories and faucets provide an explosion of color, patterns and textures which contrast with the industrial look of the facility's overall interior space.
Kohler's own "great wall of china," a soaring floor-to-ceiling display of plumbing fixtures in all shapes, sizes and colors, lends a sense of theater and excitement. Many other products are displayed on original factory vehicles and stanchions which have been blackened to blend into the black floor. The openness of the space and the vitality of the architecture throughout was designed to register the strength and dynamics of the company.