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, introduced the Persephone and Hampstead high performance toilet designs at the 2007 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas. The Persephone and Hampstead offer discriminating design and state-of-the art functionality. These are Kallista's first toilet designs to marry this level of luxury and performance, but the company plans to incorporate the state-of-the-art flushing technology found in Persephone and Hampstead into all of its toilet designs by 2008.

A sophisticated, modern silhouette, the Persephone features a sleek one-piece design, expertly engineered to perform. Kallista incorporated world-class flushing technology by Kohler into the Persephone for consistently effective waste removal. Its compact, elongated bowl occupies the same space as a round-front bowl. The ergonomically contoured seat fits seamlessly to the bowl and is constructed of chip-resistant Thermoset material, which is stronger than standard thermoplastic materials. The cover has a slow-close mechanism for quiet and safe closure, with a hinge constructed from solid forged brass guaranteeing long life, offered in Polished Chrome, Nickel Silver, Brushed Nickel or Bronze. For comfort and ease, the Persephone has been designed to sit at 17 inches, approximately the sitting height of a standard chair.

Complementing the full-range of product found in its highly successful Hampstead Suite, Kallista introduced a redesigned, high-performance toilet using a patent-pending dual rim jet flushing system that creates a counter-clockwise, swirling vortex of water for uniquely effective performance. The redesigned toilet provides peace of mind, rivaling in many ways the leading performance toilets on the market today. Unlike most performance toilets, thanks to the new dual rim jet bowl cleansing system, it quietly cleans during each flush and leaves the bowl pristine in addition to effectively removing bulk waste. Sitting at a comfortable height of 16 inches, the Hampstead features a two-piece design, including an elongated bowl that occupies the same space as a round-front bowl and the same traditional styling of the current Hampstead bath and powder room product.

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 additional information regarding the Persephone toilet, Hampstead Suite or other KALLISTA products, please visit the Kallista Web site at or by calling 888-4-KALLISTA.

Persephone Toilet

Hampstead Toilet with Dual Rim Jet Flushing System