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PRESS RELEASE

May 2001

DESIGNER BARBARA BARRY MAKES GLAMOURâ„¢

Hollywood in the 1940s - sophisticated starlets, opulent surroundings, romantic notions - it was a time and a place where glamour was part of every day. Today, designer Barbara Barry showcases the best this era has to offer through Glamour™, her latest bathroom collection for Kallista.

Glamour is back in vogue. From high-heeled shoes to tailored clothes, pretty compacts to rouge lipstick - the sensuality of being a woman today is perfectly captured by the Glamour collection. These beautiful bathroom fixtures, crafted in mirror and black granite, are a luxurious backdrop to a glamorous lifestyle - evoking the grace and luxury of elegant living.

"This collection embraces people's nostalgia for the opulent mirrored furniture of the 1940s and scales the pieces for today's lifestyles," Barry said. "The mirrors reflect bits of light, giving the room sparkle."

In addition to sparkle, the grace of the soft, curvaceous design lines throughout the entire collection create an air of femininity. The faint hue of Celadon, a muted mint, cradles the water in the bath and basin with a reflective quality that is fresh and soft. Hand-honed black granite, the perfect foil for the mirrors, allows the granite to absorb light while the mirrors reflect it. Ebony or Ivory faucet-handle inserts create a warmer or cooler design motif, depending on personal taste. Working in harmony throughout the Glamour collection, these design features create a feeling of classic elegance.

"The Glamour collection is for people who desire luxury and recognize that glamour can be a part of every day," said Rick Kilmer, General Manager of Kallista. "Our homes are statements of personal style and the bathroom is no exception, especially as people increasingly value the bathroom as a retreat to relax and escape from daily stress."

Glamour Mirrored Vanity and Basin Faucet
As the centerpiece of the Glamour collection, the mirrored vanity adds a sensual touch to the room. The beveled edges on the vanity's double doors reflect the light like the facets of a diamond. Curvaceous design lines along the bottom edge and feet of the vanity add a touch of femininity. Crowned by an elegant Ebony handled faucet in Nickel Silver placed atop the wide black granite top, the vanity offers ample space for bathroom accessories.

Glamour Bathtub and Deck Faucet Set
The deep and sumptuous whirlpool bath is surrounded by reflective mirrors and topped with a sleek, black granite deck. The granite deck is built for comfort with unique water-jet cut granite "pillows" that blend into the deck at the head and foot of the tub. The bath basin in Celadon gives the water that fills it a fresh cast of soft mint. The deck bath set in Nickel Silver with Ivory handle inserts complements the black granite surround.

Glamour Custom Shower Components
Luxuriate in your own customized rain shower with Glamour custom shower components. The square showerhead attaches to the ceiling, pouring down droplets of water that simulate a natural rain shower. The complementing rain bar sends streams of water from the wall of the shower to the body for an all-encompassing experience. Complete with a hand shower embossed with the Barbara Barry insignia, the Glamour custom shower exudes style and luxury.

Glamour Medicine Cabinet and Wastebasket
Accessories truly complete a room. The Glamour mirrored wastebasket adds a touch of elegance in an unexpected place. The Glamour medicine cabinet, framed with voluptuous curves, is a reflective jewel atop the Glamour vanity. The piece is also available as a mirror only and displays beautifully above the vanity, or anywhere else.

Classic and simple, Barry's designs recall a time of enchanted living. With the addition of Glamour to her bathroom collections for Kallista, Barry forwards her design philosophy of making the bathroom feel like a furnished, elegant part of the home. In 1997, Kallista launched Barry's first collection of original bathroom furniture designs For Him and For Her. Coordinating ceramic tile from Ann Sacks, another Kohler company, is a perfect complement to both of Barry's bathroom collections for Kallista.

About Kallista
Kallista manufactures products of exceptional quality and design for the kitchen and bathroom under four distinct collections - Kallista, Retro Kallista, Barbara Barry and Michael S. Smith. These exquisite products are available in fine showrooms in major cities throughout the world.

Based in Kohler, Wis., the company is a division of Kohler Co., a world leader in kitchen and bathroom products.

For additional information regarding these new designs and other Kallista products, consumers may call 1-888-4-KALLISTA.

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