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KOHLER, Wis. (January 19, 2016) – Driving an emerging interior design trend and highlighting the versatility of muted brass in today’s kitchens and baths, KALLISTA – a leading designer and provider of luxury kitchen and bath plumbing products – expands its natural brass finish to faucets that offers warmth of color and unparalleled durability. The Unlacquered Brass finish is now available on the KALLISTA Quincy™ and One™ kitchen faucets, and the KALLISTA Bellis® and One full bath solutions in North America and the United Kingdom.

The lasting quality of brass is what makes this a classic faucet finish. Its resurgence takes on a modern approach by keeping it in its natural state. This corrosion resistant, non-magnetic and low friction metal gained its earlier fame when it was selected in the 19th century for its ability to weather the elements. It was employed for many Victorian commercial installations, including streetlamps, subway entrances, and as a protective layer on hulls of ships. In the 1970s, brass was sought out to embellish many modern interiors. The brass was typically lacquered and buffed lending soft reflection within a room. Brass took a back seat in the 1980s with the advent of chrome and its technological look.

Now making a comeback from its earlier popularity, Unlacquered Brass is a flexible KALLISTA living finish alternative that provides warmth of color and extraordinary durability. Whether allowed to naturally patina over time or polished to restore its brilliance, the benefits and organic nature of brass enables KALLISTA to continue raising the bar with just one more option to inspire.

“Looking at the past eras of brass, it is easy to see why brass is making a comeback today,” said Bill McKeone, design studio manager for KALLISTA. “People today appreciate the historical associations with brass, as well as a new generation of home buyers who are entering their 30s, and the look of brass is fresh to them.”

To view KALLISTA faucets in the Unlacquered Brass finish, and other KALLISTA products, visit www.KALLISTA.com.

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KALLISTA is known for its designs of luxury plumbing products, offering faucets and fixtures thoughtfully created for tasteful kitchen, and whole-bath solutions. KALLISTA is a division of the Kohler Interiors Group featuring a powerful portfolio of premier furnishing brands comprised under two sectors – Decorative Products and Furniture.

About Kohler Co.

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 manufacture 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.