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PRESS RELEASE

May 1998

HAMPSTEAD BATH ENSEMBLE REFLECTS THE TRADITIONAL DESIGN OF A CLASSIC ERA

Kallista, Inc., a leader in decorative plumbing design, introduced last fall the popular Hampstead pedestal lavatory and toilet. With elegant styling, refined silhouettes and exceptional glazing, the Hampstead bath ensemble speaks to the enduring attributes of the Retro Kallista Collection.

Kallista designers captured the time-honored qualities of elegance, tradition and architectural styling when creating the Hampstead bath ensemble, all produced in England.

Matching flared bases, decorated with tiered contours, accent the architectural beauty of the pedestals and toilet. A generously proportioned square basin features a distinct sweeping curve and ornate under-rim cornices. The basin sits comfortably upon a squared, tapering pedestal. Homeowners can choose either a 24- or 27-inch basin.

The sweeping curve is a common design element featured on the front of the basin, toilet tank, seat and bowl, further evoking Hampstead's traditional, lasting appeal.

Like all high-performing toilets in the Retro Kallista Collection, the Hampstead toilet incorporates low-flow (1.6 gallons-per-flush) technology, while its stately shape is underscored by the rich architectural detailing of robust ridges and gracious symmetry. Toilet seat options include unfinished mahogany or colored wood.

Each Hampstead product, itself an individual porcelain sculpture, is dried under specific conditions and hand-sprayed with several coats of an exceptional high-quality glaze. The color palette designed for Retro Kallista includes three romantic gradations of white -- Stucco White, Croquet White and Linen.

A splendid selection of complementary bath accessories brings personality and function to the bath and further enhances Hampstead's classic Edwardian-styled bath ensemble. These beautiful accessories include a glass wall shelf, corner soap basket, robe hook, wall glass holder and glass, tissue paper holder with cover, and 12- and 24-inch towel bars.

The accessories are available in several lustrous finishes, including Antique Bronze, Chrome, Gold, Nickel or Brushed Nickel. In addition to these options, Kallista introduces its new elegant and durable Endure polished-brass finish. Offered with a lifetime guarantee, Endure is scratch-, corrosion- and tarnish-resistant for the most intense bath use and will always look as new as the day it was installed.

"For centuries, Hampstead thrived as an upscale village in the northern part of London," says Christopher Lohmann, general manager-Kallista. "Today, with its graceful blend of luxurious homes, both old and new, Hampstead has transcended time and remains a charming and quaint residence for the privileged or wealthy."

Kallista manufactures and distributes products of exceptional quality and design for the kitchen and bath arranged into four luxurious collections -- Kallista, Retro Kallista, Decorative Kallista and Barbara Barry. These exquisite products are available in fine showrooms in major cities throughout the world. For more information on Kallista's kitchen and bath products or to obtain sales literature, consumers may call 1-888-4-KALLISTA or visit the Kallista web site at http://www.kallistainc.com.

Hampstead Pedestal Lavatory and Low-Flow Toilet Hampstead Pedestal Lavatory and Low-Flow Toilet