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


April 2008


KOHLER, Wis. (April 11, 2008) – Kallista, a leading provider of luxury plumbing products, featured its Antique Bronze finish in its Hampstead suite at the 2008 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show in Chicago. This living finish is exclusively available in Kallista's Hampstead collection.

"There is an aesthetic beauty and exacting execution to the Antique Bronze finish," said John Hart, chief merchandising officer – ANN SACKS & Kallista. "It is one finish that we recommend primarily for residential applications giving it a unique and distinct exclusivity within the marketplace."

Complementing the full-range of product found in its highly successful Hampstead Suite, Antique Bronze is a living finish. The organic nature of the finish is due to its traditional finishing technique that does not rely on powder coating, physical vapor deposition (PVD) or other chemicals to impede the finish allowing its natural patina to come through over time.

"There is a warmth and understated, mellow beauty to Antique Bronze that naturally creates ambience," continued Hart. "It lends a sense of age and permanence to a room that cannot be achieved with the more brilliant finishes of today."

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.