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


May 2007


KOHLER, Wis. (May 7, 2007) - Kallista, a leading provider of luxury plumbing products, unveiled at the 2007 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas with a statement-making tub design to complement its successful For Loft Collection. The free-standing, two person tub is a first for the collection, offering a generous, deep soak and a stylish demeanor to complement the other products found in this industrial chic bath collection.

Introduced in 2003, with additions to its kitchen and bath lines in 2004, the For Loft collection by Michael S Smith incorporates dense industrial design components that richly plays against the forms' pared down elegance. With its urban sensibility, coupled with the optimal functionality and classic styling synonymous with Kallista products, it is well suited for a variety of stylish design applications.

"The For Loft collection provides refined, utilitarian fixtures that blend beautifully into many of today's contemporary environments," said Smith. "However, the soft, rounded appearance of the pieces in the collection embrace a romanticized industrial look and provide a warmer alternative to the often more traditional minimalist inspired fixtures currently available in the market."

The Loft Bathtub is a sculptural form, which offers 25 inches of sublime comfort for a deep, relaxing soak and generous 69-inch length to easily accommodate two. The thickly framed rim rests above gently tapering sides creating a natural, curved backrest and is supported by a stepped plinth style base. The Loft Bathtub is offered in the collection's signature Stucco White finish and fitted with an innovative new Loft flip drain in a choice of Polished Chrome, Nickel Silver or Brushed Nickel.

Kallista is known for its design 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. Kallista is a part of the Kohler Interiors Group family of brands, that includes Ann Sacks Tile and Stone, Inc., Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Inc., Baker Knapp & Tubbs Showrooms and Baker Stores, and The McGuire Furniture Company.

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.

For more information on the For Loft collection or other KALLISTA products, please visit the Kallista Web site at or by calling 888-4-KALLISTA.

Michael S Smith For Loft Collection Bathtub