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PRESS RELEASE

April 2006

BARBARA BARRY TUXEDO™ FAUCET COLLECTION FROM KALLISTA RADIATES THE CLASSIC LOOK AND INTRINSIC QUALITY OF STERLING FLATWARE

KOHLER, Wis. – 2006 – Barbara Barry looked no further than the inherent beauty of antique sterling flatware as the driving inspiration for her new faucet collection for Kallista called Tuxedo. The tactile feel of antique flatware handles, the classic look and the sense of quality they convey are reflected in four handle styles of the new faucets. "The Tuxedo collection is steamlined and elegant, designed for someone who appreciates clarity of line and purity of form,"says Barry. "It works well for the sophisticated interiors of today in that it is classic but not historic."

The elegant basin set with a smooth, gently rounded silhouette is available with four distinct handle styles: Classic Lever with the traditional rounded handles, gracefully fitting into any classic bathroom or powder room; Streamline with a flattened, sleek handle, offering a chic look for transitional décors; Classic Cross, a classic style in an updated version with a relatively bold scale but details including a faceted valve stem and a rounded bonnet that soften the look; and Reeded, available in black or linen resin handles, formed in fine horizontal "reeds" that are as appealing to the hand as to the eye. An important part of the charm of the Barbary Barry Tuxedo Collection for Kallista is its versatility. "The Tuxedo collection will work perfectly in a classic tile-and-marble bathroom as well as in a more modern, sleek bathroom setting," says Barry.

The entire Barbara Barry Tuxedo Collection is available in three finishes: Chrome, Nickel Silver and Brushed Nickel. Made of solid brass and equipped with long-lasting quarter-turn ceramic disk valves, the collection captures poised elegance in a timeless and pure design. The collection offers the full range of fittings for the bathroom: basin set, deck- and wall-mount bath set as well as a complete shower offering including a showerhead with arm, thermostatic and pressure-balance valves, both with coordinating trim. The distinctive design lines were also applied to the matching accessories, including towel bars of 12 and 24 inches in length, a robe hook, toilet tissue holder as well as a sconce.

For additional information regarding the Barbara Barry Tuxedo Faucet Collection for Kallista and other KALLISTA products, consumers may access the Kallista Web site at KALLISTA.com or call toll-free at 1-888-4-KALLISTA (1-888-452-5547).

Kallista is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of luxury plumbing products, offering faucets and fixtures thoughtfully created for tasteful whole-bath solutions. Kallista is available in fine showrooms in major cities throughout the world. Along with Ann Sacks, Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Inc., which includes Baker furniture, McGuire Furniture Company, Baker Knapp & Tubbs Showrooms, and Baker Stores, it is part of the Kohler Interiors Group and a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohler Co.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

Barbara Barry Tuxedo Faucet

Barbara Barry Tuxedo Sconce

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