Robin Richter
Kohler Co. Interiors
Public Relations
(920) 457-4441 ext. 72340


April 1997


SAN LEANDRO, CA (April 3, 1997) -- At the 1997 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) in Chicago, Kallista introduced a group of lavatories and toilets and a claw foot bathtub evocative of a more refined era. Retro Kallista, a new collection announced at this year's K/BIS, includes various ensembles of fine English porcelain.

Refined silhouettes, traditional design and exceptional glazing characterize the new pedestal lavatories and toilets, all produced in England. The pretty shape and classic proportions of the Stafford pedestal lavatories offered in several shapes and sizes reflect a traditional English Edwardian style. The Pemberley pedestals are characterized by their sweeping curves, fluted base and generously proportioned basin offered in three sizes. The Bayswater pedestal pairs a similar column-style base with a square basin and toilet tank.

Each item, itself an individual porcelain sculpture, is dried under specific conditions and hand-sprayed with several coats of exceptionally high-quality glaze. The Bayswater and Stafford pedestals offer coordinating toilets.

To complement the porcelain pedestals and toilets, Retro Kallista offers a magnificent claw foot bathtub. The Circe design features a generous, cast iron, oval bathtub with smooth, curved rim. The interior of the bathtub is enameled, while the exterior is unfinished and can be painted or textured so that designers or creative homeowners can decorate as they desire. Given the current market trend toward claw foot bathtubs, the Circe represents one of the most intricately detailed designs.

The bathtub is supported by dramatic feet, each depicting scrolls, leaves, gargoyle masks and a large bird claw grasping a ball.

The color palette designed for Retro Kallista includes three gradations of white. These unique and versatile shades include Stucco White, Croquet White and Linen.

Retro Kallista offers homeowners the opportunity to create a space of distinction and elegance in their homes through designs that transcend time. While fashionable and decidedly "of the moment," products chosen for Retro Kallista embody classic, time-honored design and exceptional quality.

Kallista is available in fine showrooms in major cities throughout the world.

For more information on Kallista, kitchen and bath product information or to obtain literature, visit the Kallista web site at

Retro Kallista Circe Tub