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PRESS RELEASE

January 2014

KALLISTA CREATES A CRYSTAL CLEAR ALTERNATIVE FOR THE MICHAEL S SMITH FOR LOFT COLLECTION BASIN FAUCET SET

KOHLER, Wis. (February 4, 2014) – Kallista, a leading designer and provider of luxury kitchen and bath plumbing products, unveiled crystal handles designed exclusively for the For Loft Basin Faucet Set at the Design & Construction Week 2014 in Las Vegas. The luxurious, hand-cut faceted crystal handles and lift rod are the perfect foil to the industrial chic of the faucet set, with ergonomically thoughtful shaped handles that gently conform to the hand.

Introduced in 2003, with additions to its kitchen and bath lines continuing to date, 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 hand-cast, European crystal handles and lift rod accent are expertly hand-cut into facets to capture and reflect light within a room, yet by the material’s very nature, has the ability to easily withstand the daily rigors of the bathroom. The handles are paired with the For Basin Faucet Set, an environmentally sound choice for the home, meeting EPA WaterSense® listed criteria with a 1.5 gpm laminar flow aerator instead of the higher industry standard 2.2 aerator. Kallista utilizes the finest valves in all its faucets to ensure years of maintenance-free use. Featuring quarter-turn, diamond-hard washerless ceramic disc valves instead of conventional seat washers assure that the installation will be leak-free even in the hardest water conditions. The faucets are available in Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, and Brushed Nickel, and in Weathered Bronze by special order, Kallista living finishes, which naturally patina over time.

"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."

 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 Loft collection, or any of the wide range of KALLISTA products, consumers can visit www.kallista.com.

The Michael S Smith For Loft Collection Basin Faucet Set

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