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PRESS RELEASE

January 2005

IN THE KITCHEN WITH KALLISTA: THE MICHAEL S SMITH KITCHEN OFFERING

The three Kallista collections designed by Michael S Smith – For Country, For Town and For Loft – offer stylish solutions for timeless elegance in the kitchen.

For Country
The For Country Collection, originally introduced in 2002 with entire suite of bath fixtures, now introduces a vast, single basin kitchen sink with a tall, integrated backsplash.  True to the charming aesthetic of Smith’s For Country bath components, the For Country sink offers an updated design reminiscent of classic early 20th century farm sinks and is available in two colors, Green Terazzo and a black Nero Tanzania.

Complementing the roomy 20 ¼” x 27” x 24 7/8” sink is a wall-mounted dual control kitchen faucet featuring traditional detailing.  Integrated into the faucet design is a petite storage basket to hold a bar of soap or small sponges.  Signature, ornate faucet handles make the For Country kitchen faucet, offered in Chrome, Nickel Silver, Brushed Nickel and Antique Silver, perfect for traditional kitchen environments.

For Town
Keeping with the vintage 1930’s inspiration for the collection’s bath products, the For Town Collection kitchen sink is constructed of exquisite marble that has been beautifully carved into a generous, single-basin sink.  Available in two colors, Carrara and Naxos White, the marble front of the apron features a carved, Architectural molding-inspired panel offering a universally timeless look.

Crowning the 20” x 34” x 10” basin is a dual-control deck mount kitchen faucet featuring a tall gooseneck spout with generous basin reach, perfect for filling large cooking vessels.  Available in Chrome, Nickel Silver and Brushed Nickel, the For Town kitchen faucet borrows timeless design cues from vintage faucets of the 1930s, including classic ceramic handle inserts detailed with the words “hot” and “cold,” to create a faucet that is architecturally arresting and superbly functional.

For Loft 
The crown jewel of the collection is a full-size, kitchen island with adjustable poles reaching all the way to the ceiling.  In addition to its very simplified design, this eye-catching component of the collection offers a striking focal point to any room, especially in apartments and homes with very open layouts.  A smooth, carrara marble countertop surrounds an oversized, undercounter mounted fireclay kitchen sink.  Offered in Stucco White and Linen, the 40” X 19” X 10” basin is offered with a grooved drainboard on the left for drying dishes or simply as a large, spacious basin without a drainboard.  Beneath the marble countertop, two large drawers and several maple storage boxes within these compartments provide ample room for cooking utensils and dishes.  Directly beneath the countertop a generous maple grate provides additional storage for large pots and other kitchen items.

Not just for architectural flair, the metal frame structure of the For Loft island becomes an instant storage rack when metal hooks are attached to hang pots and pans.  The metal frame structure of the For Loft kitchen island is offered in both chrome and brushed nickel finishes.

Bath and Kitchen Faucetry
Offering several rich, beautiful finishes, the For Loft faucets for kitchen and bath reflect a clean, sleek appearance and provide functionality that blends well into many environments. Three handle options – lever, cross and wristblade – allow homeowners and designers the opportunity to diversify and use different handle styles in the bathroom and the kitchen while also maintaining a consistent look and feel throughout the home.  For Loft faucetry is offered in chrome, nickel silver and brushed nickel finishes.  Faucets within the collection include a kitchen faucet, widespread basin set, deck bath set with handshower, pressure balance valve, thermostatic valve, showerhead and wall-mounted bath set.

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 For Town, For Country and For Loft kitchen components 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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