New KALLISTA DESIGNS EXPAND THE FOUNDATIONS BATH SERIES
KOHLER, Wis. (January 10, 2017) – KALLISTA, a leading designer and provider of kitchen and bath luxury products, expanded its Foundations universal products category with a new bath, four new undermount basins in glazed and unglazed versions, four new sconces, three new mirrors, and new knob and pull cabinet hardware and towel bar and shower door handles. An important building block within the KALLISTA repertoire, the Foundation series provides a wide range of bath fixtures with the flexibility to speak to myriad tastes and budgets.
Affording alternative, attractive products for the home, the innovative Foundations program began in 2008, with products being introduced regularly throughout the years to become a force within the KALLISTA portfolio with its versatile options in bathroom design. This next installation in support of this important category takes the Foundations offering to another level of breath.
The latest bath to join Foundations is the traditionally inspired Classic freestanding bath currently available in KALLISTA Stucco White. The substantial bath has a comfortable ergonomic design with softly rounded corners, tapered sides, 61x34x24 size and slotted overflow for a deeper water level and relaxing soak. The tub’s broad, stepped rim slightly tapers for support and is fitted with the toe touch tub drain and cover allowing for effortless water release. The integrated drain and overflow ensure that the design aesthetics remain pure. The cast stone design is 35 percent more durable than comparable materials with a smooth, easy-to-clean surface that resists stains. The very nature of the cast stone composition keeps warm water at temperature much longer than standard materials and provides a thick gloss finish.
Also making its debut are four new under-mount basin designs with slotted overflow– the 17”x13” Perfect Centric Rectangle and 17”x14” Oval basins and the 17”x13” Perfect Soft Rectangle and 17”x14” Oval basins – all offered in glazed and unglazed versions in KALLISTA Stucco White finish. The Perfect Centric basin floor has a recessed X-shape that allows the water to flow directly to the centering drain while the Perfect Soft basin has a gently sloped floor that allows water to seamlessly flow to the centered drain.
Sconces and Mirrors
Four sconces and three mirrors continue this year’s introductions creating a range of options to fit any interior, sconces are available in Polished Chrome or Nickel Silver KALLISTA living finishes and are compatible with incandescent or LED bulbs:
Modern Sconce: A stylized hourglass design cinched at the waist by a thick metal band and supported by a discreet wall plate. The Modern Sconce comes standard with a blue night light.
Soft Modern: A cylindrical glass shade that rests on a lower metal base that flows down to create its metal wall plate and comes standard with a blue night light.
Traditional Sconce: An inverted bell shaped glass shade is raised on an inverted metal stepped support and square back plate inlayed with smoky antique glass.
Transitional Sconce: A rectangular shade with glass front and sides is raised on a slightly smaller metal square base that sits flush to the wall.
Soft Modern Mirror: A crystal clear beveled mirror surrounded by a contrasting smoke mirror glass frame.
Transitional Mirrors: A rectangular and oval mirror of smooth crystal glass is surrounded by a slight frame of cast resin in Antique Silver or Antique Gold, its middle bowing slightly out in decorative relief.
Rounding out the 2017 Foundation designs are new hardware – a first for KALLISTA – and new shower door handles and towel bars. The transitional knob and pull cabinet pieces can easily move from the bathroom to the kitchen. The two-inch knob has an octagonal shape that fits comfortably in the hand. The understated four-inch pull with soft, rounded corners. The designs are available in six standard finishes: Polished Chrome; Nickel Silver; Brushed Nickel; Black Nickel; Blush Bronze; and, Polished Gold. The new KALLISTA shower door handles include a six-inch single pull, a six-inch double pull, a six-inch pull/towel bar, an 18-inch single towel bar and an 18-inch double towel bar. The expansive program allows for five different shower door handle configurations and can also be customized to fit any space by special order. The new designs are offered in Polished Chrome, Nickel Silver and Brushed Nickel finishes
KALLISTA is known for its designs 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 division of the Kohler Co. Interiors Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohler Co. Kallista, Ann Sacks Tile and Stone, Inc., and Robern mirrored cabinetry and vanities are part of the Kohler Interiors Decorative Products sector. Under its Furniture sector resides Baker furniture, Baker Showrooms and McGuire furniture.
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 Foundations series and other KALLISTA products, consumers can visit www.kallista.com.