Organic Materials, Textural Play and Chic Design Come Together in New Bath Suite by Laura Kirar
KOHLER, Wis. (January 10, 2017) – KALLISTA, a leading designer and provider of kitchen and bath luxury products, has once again collaborated with internationally renowned designer Laura Kirar with a
new bath vanity, mirror and sconces that marries the beauty of natural elements with the balanced pureness of line and symmetry.
Her partnership with KALLISTA began in 2005 with the introduction of the highly acclaimed Vir Stil™ collection. The Vir Stil kitchen and new vanity designs followed in 2006, and Vir Stil™ Minimal in 2006. In 2016, the Pinna Paletta and Pure Paletta brassware collections and independent freestanding tub and console designs by Kirar brought her impressive KALLISTA anthology full circle with a dossier of kitchen and bath designs to suit even the most discriminating of tastes.
Her latest endeavor underscores her love of natural materials and how she incorporates this passion into her design aesthetic. It is also stands testament to how her KALLISTA designs complement her earlier collections for a remarkable range of choices from this designer.
Explained Kirar, “I sought simplicity in materials and to highlight the purity of form. The vanity focuses on the texture of the wood grain, simple book-matching and an interior design, flexible geometry. The mirror needed to be only about glass, reflection and light – so the shape is simple but the faceting unique, reflecting the environment in interesting ways. The materials and form of the lighting is all about softness and even illumination with a little decorative jewelry that matches the Pinna Paletta and Paletta Pure fixtures.”
The new vanity reflects Laura’s ability to mix mediums for a look that is decidedly fresh and of the moment. “I think the contrast for me is registered as a sensory experience,” Kirar explains. “It's an inviting mix of stone: smooth, soft, and cool to the touch, with the textural warmth of wood.”
The vanity is available with either Calacatta Borghini marble top rich with grey veining or Nero Marquina marble with its stark white veining. The vanity cabinetry is available in a golden Cerused Oak or in glossy White Lacquer. “I've always found an attraction to white oak for its strong yet soft textural quality,” said Kirar. “With the addition of a coursed finish, it has greater interest and depth.” The cabinet is fitted with two pull-out, slow close drawers that discreetly open from the side and offer ample storage for life’s incidentals. The cabinet is raised on two smooth, straight solid cast brass legs that can be customized in a jewelry cut foot to match Pinna Paletta or Vir Stil collections and available in Antique American Bronze, Unlacquered Brass, Nickel Silver, Antique Nickel Silver and Polished Chrome KALLISTA living finishes.
The quiet sophistication of Kirar’s product designs are also reflected in her new KALLISTA mirror and sconce. Compatible with LED lights, the distinctive, 30-inch-high mirror combines crystal clear glass with a cool metal frame. The frame has canted corners breaking the smooth sides in chic contrast and surrounds a beveled mirror that stands slightly proud from the mirror frame. The cylinder shaped glass sconces can be configured either flanking a mirror, or in singular fashion residing above the mirror allowing the light to cascade down its length. The shade is supported by twin solid cast brass supports that can be customized with jewelry cut medallions to match Pinna Paletta or Vir Stil collections
and offered in customer’s choice of Antique American Bronze, Unlacquered Brass, Nickel Silver, Antique Nickel Silver and Polished Chrome KALLISTA living finishes.
About Laura Kirar
Laura Kirar, the founder and creative director of Laura Kirar Design, is an internationally renowned interiors and product designer. It is her mission to foster artistic exploration in all of her endeavors and to inspire others with art, craft and design from around the globe.
Under her experienced direction, her team creates elegant, innovative interiors and product for the home, with a timeless sensibility reflecting her deep respect for craft, history and innovation. Projects ranging from high-end residences to award-winning commercial interiors, restaurants, showrooms and hotels populate the Kirar portfolio.
With a degree in sculpture and interior architecture from the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Laura’s passion for artistic exploration in numerous mediums has continued to infuse her work with originality and thoughtful attention to detail. Her extensive world travels and extended time in Mexico are powerful influences on each project Kirar undertakes. Creator, patron, collector, and connector, Laura Kirar is truly “a designer with the soul of an artist.” Since 1999, Laura Kirar’s designs have been profiled in many top print and web publications including: Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Interiors, Metropolitan Home, New York Spaces, Space, Self, Veranda, Vogue Living, Women’s Wear Daily, W, Time Magazine, Wallpaper, New York Magazine and The New York Times.
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.