Niels Eilmus

Position title: Design Studio Manager, Kohler Co.


Phone: 920-912-8755

715 Union Ave.
Sheboygan WI 53081

Headshot - Niels Eilmus

Industrial Designer with over 20 years-experience, focused on new product development with collaborative, cross-functional teams…meaning it takes a lot of great people from various backgrounds to make really good things come to life!

I’ve worked in consultancies, furniture design, and corporations, in consumer products, contract furniture, architecture, and for the last 17+ years, kitchen and bath solutions for Kohler Co., where my ideas, inventions and creative thinking have led to a host of products in the market, garnering close to $500,000,000 in revenues.

I have a BS in Business Management, a BS in Industrial Design from the University of Cincinnati, and a MS in Product Design and Development from Northwestern University. I’m a hardcore new product developer focusing on untapping the potential of my design team and collaborating on strategic business and product initiatives that bring meaningfulness to people’s lives.

Design is an integral part of my life. It is interwoven into everything I do…whether it’s choosing a pair of shoes, creating a table for my family to eat at, or renovating my bathroom or kitchen. I strive for ‘essentialism’. I strive for smart. I strive for beautiful. In the end, with the few things I own, I have to love what I have.