Robern - A Uniquely American Tradition
Apr 15, 2022
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Bristol, Penn. – In 1968, entrepreneurs Rosa and Bernie Meyers left their corporate jobs behind and began their dream – Robern – Ro + Bern = Robern. A new name, for a new era in design, the Meyers first sold bathroom products from their home in Philadelphia, starting what would become a revolutionary change in intuitive bathroom design. Bernie Meyers was a visionary and seeing a lack of easy-to-install, sliding-door mirrored medicine cabinets, he decided to put his ideas to paper and designed and manufactured the first Robern cabinet – the MirroWall – beginning a 27-year design legacy of modular, functional luxury mirrored medicine cabinets.
From the company’s start, it was Robern’s sophisticated modular designs that made it sought out by architects and designers in nearby New York City and other large metropolitan cities, where apartment redesigns required a variety of configurations. Meyers’ solutions-based ingenuity was the catalyst behind Robern’s early success. What followed is an enduring legacy of craft, engineering, and form effortlessly following function that continues to set us apart and remains behind Robern’s diverse and award-winning product portfolio today.
In 1995, Robern joined the Kohler Co. family of businesses, keeping its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Bristol, Penn. Robern, with its pioneering spirit and uncompromising design ideal, takes a keen eye to new product development, continually moving the mark with technologically advanced designs and an out-of-the-box approach to personal storage rarely available in the mass marketplace. Some of the latest examples are the comprehensive Craft Series of suites that brings handcraft to the forefront, while removing the guesswork out of bathroom design with standalone pieces that also work beautifully together. The new designs also focus on the Robern commitment towards wellness and the brand’s understanding on how products can play a role in overall wellbeing and a healthier lifestyle. Among these imaginative designs, Robern has introduced advanced tunable lighting, organization options to keep everything in its place, and the award-winning IQ Digital Lock Box, which tucks away medicine and valuables for additional peace of mind in the home.
Through collaborative design and intuitive technology, its problem-solving, custom-scaled modular solutions, and made-to-order designs, Robern has built an industry reputation for tailored bathrooms of unsurpassed quality. The Robern business model is steeped in four guiding principles – meaningful innovation, unparalleled craftsmanship, thoughtful design, and uncompromising quality – ideals that have been the foundation upon which Robern has framed its business ideology for the past 54 years.
Whether selected for a five-star luxury commercial property or a personal residence, Robern finds that the definition of luxury continues to evolve, valuing personal health and betterment above all else. By expanding its product portfolio with designs that resonate with thoughtful design, reliable performance, and cutting-edge technology, Robern continues to break new ground with some of the most unique and intuitive products available in the marketplace today.
From its humble beginnings to a technological force within design, Robern remains the answer for designers, architects, and consumers seeking out the finest in sophisticated cabinetry, vanities, mirrors, lighting, and accessories.
At Robern, the bathroom is our favorite room. It is our private space. It is our sanctuary. For more than 50 years, Robern has specialized in creating luxurious spaces with a powerful product portfolio that moves beyond the expected industry standard to transform rooms into interiors of impeccable elegance. By taking a more holistic approach to the bathroom and its importance, not only aesthetically, but to overall health and wellbeing, Robern has become a driving force within residential and commercial design with an artful blend of sophisticated form, innovative technology, impeccable craftsmanship, and quality materials.
Founded in 1968 in Bristol, Penn. by Rosa and Bernie Meyers, Robern’s mission remains grounded in the Meyers’ belief that individual style should be celebrated and fostered. Today, their pioneering approach, commitment to craftsmanship, quality, attention to detail, and utilization of the finest materials available, remains foundational to the Robern brand and is evident in every piece still hand-assembled on-site at its Bristol headquarters today.
In 1995, Robern joined the Kohler Co. family of businesses, building upon the breadth and depth of the brand’s comprehensive and thoughtful approach to creating exceptional styling spaces. From its humble beginnings to a technological force within home design, Robern has become a leading choice for designers, architects, and consumers seeking out the finest in vanities, medicine cabinets, mirrors, and lighting. For additional information on Robern products, customers may call 1 (800) 877-2376 or visit www.robern.com.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 40,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of kitchen and bath products; luxury cabinetry, tile and lighting; engines, generators, and clean energy solutions; and owner/operator of two, five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, Wisconsin, and St. Andrews, Scotland. Kohler’s Whistling Straits golf course recently hosted the 43rd Ryder Cup. The company also develops solutions to address pressing issues, such as clean water and sanitation, for underserved communities around the world to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations. For more details, please visit kohlercompany.com.