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


April 2013


KOHLER, Wis. (April 19, 2013) – Kallista, a leading provider of luxury plumbing products, unveiled a Single-Control Lavatory Faucet, Multi-Function Showerhead, and Raindome to its successful For Town by Michael S Smith collection at the 2013 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in New Orleans. These latest forms are a beautiful representation of Smith’s romance with the grandeur of 1920s and 1930s design, yet meet the functionality and ease of maintenance expected by 21st century consumers.

One of four collections Smith has designed for Kallista, For Town by Michael S Smith, was launched to wide acclaim in 2000. Inspired by the classic elegance of 1930s Park Avenue apartments, Smith continues to be inspired – adding to the collection’s breadth for over a decade. Paying homage to vintage bathrooms and kitchens, For Town remains a universally timeless look with a familiarity in design that reflects its traditional roots.

The For Town Single-Control Lavatory Faucet captures an air of sophistication so representative of this era in American design. The faucet is hexagonal in shape with Smith’s signature flat spout, crisply detailed by a stepped base and handle support to emphasize its geometric form. The slightly tapered faucet handle tips up then left or right to effectively produce an uninterrupted laminar flow of water. The new faucet is WaterSense® listed, and is constructed of solid brass, ensuring its durability and reliability for many years to come. The For Town Single-Control Lavatory Faucet comes in three finishes: Polished Chrome, Nickel Silver, and Brushed Nickel; and five special order finishes: Antique Bronze, Antique Silver, Black Nickel, Matte Gold and Polished Gold.

Also joining the collection is the For Town Multi-Function Showerhead repeating the collection’s eye-catching hexagonal shape and boasting three core sprays and two mix spray options. Whether selecting the rhythmic pulse spray for a gentle massage, the relaxing, wide coverage spray, the calming soft aerated spray – or mixing the sprays to fit the mood – adjustment is smooth and concise with a simple turn of the small levers on the sprayface. A large optimized 4 5/8-inch diameter sprayface resists hard water build-up and is easy to clean. With a maximum flow rate of 2.0 gpm, the Multi-Function Showerhead is WaterSense® listed, and meets the flow, force, and coverage requirements established by the Environmental Protection Agency. The showerhead is offered in a choice of three finishes: Polished Chrome, Nickel Silver and Brushed Nickel.

Completing this year’s introductions to the collection is the For Town Raindome. Suspended by a stepped base, the Raindome is offered in multiple shower arms to accommodate a range of ceiling heights. A sleek 8-inch face has an enhanced nozzle configuration to resist mineral build-up making it a dream to clean, and cast from solid brass ensuring that it is durable and reliable to withstand the rigors of daily use. The Raindome is equipped with patented air-induction technology to maximize every drop of water with a fuller, more powerful spray, yet maintains a 2.5 gpm flow rate. The Raindome is offered three finishes: Polished Nickel, Nickel Silver, or Brushed Nickel.

Kallista is known for its designs of decorative 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 part of the Kohler Interiors Group family of brands, which includes Ann Sacks Tile and Stone, Inc., Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Inc., Baker Knapp & Tubbs Showrooms and Baker Stores, McGuire Furniture Company, and Mark David hospitality designs.

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 manufacturer 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 For Town Collection, or any of the wide range of KALLISTA products, consumers can visit

For Town Single-Control Lavatory Faucet

For Town Multi-Function Showerhead

For Town Raindome

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