KALLISTA EXPANDS THE PER SE SERIES
KOHLER, Wis. (January 10, 2017) – KALLISTA, a leading designer and supplier of luxury kitchen and bath plumbing products, featured four new designs to the successful Per Se collection as part of its Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 2017 line-up. Included in the mix is a new console table, two baths and crystal faucet knobs by the gifted artisans at Saint-Louis. Paying homage to 1950s and 1960s design that moved away from the complex fluting or layered details of earlier periods, the Per Se collection made its debut in 2014 with modern, sleek forms that employed minimalist detail and chic couture-inspired styling. This attractive alternative of fashionable understatement continues with the introduction of these new designs and truly completes this important KALLISTA collection.
Making its debut is a modern console table, its midnight black Nero Marquina honed marble top with rich pure white veining creating smart juxtaposition with the metal and crystal appointments that complement the design. The top is raised by metal legs in a staggered and tapered leg with a stretcher detail designed to meet a supporting wall, creating an integrated towel bar. The leg design is part of a new KALLISTA custom leg program allowing for customers to purchase the legs separately to accommodate any custom size console. The program is currently available to Script, Per Se and For Town by Michael S Smith collections.
Two freestanding bathtubs complete the latest Per Se designs, both currently available standard in KALLISTA Stucco White. Mirroring many of the collection’s design elements and materials, the Per Se bathtubs are offered in a Soft Square and Oval versions. An oversized rim design above a cocooning curved tub rests on a stepped plinth base. Both are a commanding 62”x34” size and 25-inch depth with slotted overflow to achieve a deeper water level and relaxing soak. The toe touch tub drain and cover allows for effortless water release. An integrated drain and overflow ensure the design aesthesis are not compromised. 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.
A collaboration with Cristallerie Royale de Saint-Louis (Saint-Louis) of France creates a luxurious option to the Per Se decorative handle selection. The one-of-a-kind Per Se Clear Crystal Sink Faucet Knobs are handcrafted by Saint-Louis artisans, an appointment not easily achieved as each must apprentice for 10 years at a minimum before joining its illustrious team of master glass blowers and cutters. Renowned for its crystal works since the early 19th century, Saint-Louis continues to create rarified designs using the same Old World techniques of hand blowing and hand etching that have been passed down from generation to generation. The hand-cut and polished stacked crystal knobs reflect a pure beauty with a sparkling jewellike appearance that complements the metal base offered in Polished Chrome, Nickel Silver, Black Nickel and Polished Gold KALLISTA living finishes.
A CONTEMPORARY MANUFACTURE Unrivalled, dense, clear, sonorous and luminous, born of a ball of fire and the breath of man, Saint-Louis crystal vibrates with the immense talent inherited from history and the extraordinary creative fantasy inspired by current trends. Every day, Saint-Louis signs crystal creations – tableware, vases, chandeliers and candelabras – crafted by master glassblowers and cutters considered to be among the very best in France (« Meilleurs Ouvriers de France »). All possess irreplaceable knowledge and ancestral skills that have been enriched from generation to generation: crystal is mouth-blown, hand-made, hand-engraved and hand-decorated using 24-carat gold or platinum. Established in 1586, the Münzthal glassworks were designated the Royal Glassworks by letters patent from King Louis XV in 1767, and became known as Saint-Louis. In 1781, experts at Saint-Louis discovered the secret formula of crystal, a great first for continental Europe. Over the centuries, the Manufacture has forged emblems from its creations for the world’s most illustrious courts. It is thanks to its hereditary ability to adapt and constantly innovate that Saint-Louis has skillfully sidestepped any risk of being engulfed by fashion or trends. For existing within one’s time also means escaping the ephemeral. In 1995, Saint-Louis became part of the Hermès Group, the renown of this prestigious house has enhanced by a new creative impetus.
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 Per Se collection, or any of the wide range of KALLISTA products, consumers can visit www.kallista.com.