MEDIA CONTACT

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

PRESS RELEASE

April 2004

KALLISTA ROUNDS OUT POPULAR DESIGNER AND RETRO COLLECTIONS WITH OVER 40 NEW PRODUCTS

KOHLER, Wis. – Kallista, a leader in decorative plumbing products for the grand luxury kitchen and bath industry, introduces over 40 new line extensions within the Hampstead, Michael S Smith For Town and For Country, and Barbara Barry collections. Known for its design direction of timeless classic elegance, Kallista provides the bathroom designer with more room for creativity when it comes to the plumbing solutions. Members of the design trade and consumers will appreciate the expanded offering to Kallista’s most popular collections in helping them achieve a completely customized look in the bathroom.

Hampstead collection
An Antique Bronze faucet finish has been added to the complete Hampstead collection, one of the most popular designs of the Retro Kallista line. The timeless design of Hampstead faucets, paired with the old-world look of the dark finish, is a great fit for consumers who want to create a bathroom with a warm, classic atmosphere. The collection has been a staple of Kallista’s high-end plumbing product offering for several years, including fixtures and a wide selection of coordinating faucets in a variety of elegant finishes. With the trend in faucet finishes shifting to the warmer and darker hues, Antique Bronze is fast becoming one of the most asked-for finish options in the industry. The shimmering bronze tone adds a striking look to the crispness of classic white bathroom fixtures and also complements warmer, neutral colors and textures.

Michael S Smith For Town and For Country collections
New faucet additions to both the Michael S Smith For Town and For Country collections include deck hand showers as well as deck sets, mounted directly on the tub or the surrounding surface without risers. The deck sets feature separate hot and cold handles and are available with an integral or a wall diverter valve. Both collections now also offer bidet sets.

In the kitchen, a new optional sidespray enhances the functionality of the For Town kitchen faucet by providing an easy clean-up. All new products are available in a number of finishes and with different handle options to match the existing offerings including sterling and antique silvers.

Barbara Barry collection
Increasing the range of showering configuration options, the Barbara Barry collection has added a wall diverter to its offering as well as a deck hand shower. The existing bath deck set is now also available with an integral diverter on the spout, considerably simplifying the installation process. The new additions to the collection also include widespread and monoblock bidet sets. All new products are available with lever or cross handles in the three finishes: chrome, nickel silver and brushed nickel.

Kallista Whirlpools
Kallista has developed functional upgrades across its entire line of whirlpools. A new variable-speed motor offers a wider range of experiential options (18 settings), while a larger inline heater that can be turned on and off at the bather's discretion helps maintain a comfortable water temperature. All Kallista whirlpools include the adjustable lighted keypad controls as well as floating remote controls. And by moving away from the 120-volt plug-in cords to 240-volt single-service hardware, all Kallista whirlpools can be installed anywhere around the world.

For an enhanced bathing experience, the Barbara Barry whirlpool now comes standard with six instead of four jets.

For additional information regarding Kallista products, consumers may call 1-888-4-KALLISTA, or access the Kallista Web site at www.kallista.com.

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

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

Hampstead Faucet in Antique Bronze

Michael S Smith For Town Deck Set

Barbara Barry Bidet Set