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Robin Richter
Kohler Co. Interiors
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PRESS RELEASE

May 2005

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

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 the two handle styles of the new faucets. “ Barbara Barry Tuxedo represents a precious addition to the Kallista fittings offering,” says Rick Kilmer, general manager of Kallista. “Its pure and elegant forms were created in the time-honored tradition and genuine craftsmanship of high quality and grand luxury.”

The elegant basin set with a smooth, gently rounded silhouette is available with two distinct handle styles: Classic with the traditional rounded lever handles, gracefully fitting into any classic bathroom or powder room; and Streamline with a flattened, sleek handle, offering a chic look for transitional décors. “An important part of the charm of the Barbary Barry Tuxedo Collection for Kallista is its versatility,” says Kilmer. “Designers and consumers with discriminating tastes and their own sense of style will turn to this offering as the answer to their projects. The Barbara Barry Tuxedo Collection represents the perfect marriage of a traditional solution in a current application.”

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. The distinctive design lines were also applied to the matching accessories, including towel bars of 12 and 24 inches in length and a toilet tissue holder.

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

Based in Kohler, Wis., the company is a division of Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bathroom design.
 
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).



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