Japan’s Lixil adopts DTC model in Singapore retail store launch

LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products, today announced the launch of its flagship showroom in Singapore. Located at a heritage shophouse unit at 24 Mohd Sultan Road, the 6,000 square feet store is in the heart of Singapore’s prime lifestyle district. Bringing multiple LIXIL brands under one roof, the store offers a wide range of sustainable living solutions, meaningful design, and cutting-edge hygiene technology.

The launch of the store comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic and the planet’s health have put issues such as sanitation and hygiene at the forefront of consumer minds. Besides offering LIXIL’s unique hygiene technology through the store, LIXIL is also leveraging on its industry-leading experience with a direct-to-consumer business approach and unparalleled retail concept to offer a full bathroom product line-up to reach more consumer segments. The showroom will feature products from GROHE and American Standard, with plans to include INAX, the Japanese brand that manufactures innovative sanitaryware and artistic ceramic tiles.

Satoshi Konagai, Leader, LIXIL Water Technology-Asia Pacific, said, “We are very happy to inaugurate our flagship showroom and hope to provide the best solutions for their living and working spaces. The customer and retail experience have always been very important to us at LIXIL and we are constantly looking for ways to maximize the value for our consumers.”

He further added, “Today the world is more concerned than ever about hygiene. Singapore’s recent commitment on sustainability and its exemplary handling of the pandemic showcases a rising awareness on these global issues, and we believe there is a growing demand for solutions to address them. Homeowners expect proven solutions that offer peace of mind. Our technologies such as Touchless faucets and flushing systems, Easy to clean solutions, Double Vortex flushing system, HygieneRim technology and Aqua Ceramic can help to provide the ‘optimum hygiene’ to our discerning consumers.“

“Also, in a time where people are unable to travel and spend more time at home, they want to be able to feel relaxed and enjoy a spa-like experience right in their own home. Here our solutions like GROHE F-Digital Deluxe, GROHE SmartControl, GROHE Sensia Arena shower toilet can provide a ‘home spa‘ experience to consumers by bringing the enjoyment of water to them.”

Built on the brand’s core pillars of hygiene, sustainability, and innovative design, LIXIL’s flagship showroom in Singapore takes an experiential approach at showcasing its award-winning water technology and living solutions.

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