KOHLER, Wis. (PRWEB)
October 26, 2020
KALLISTA, designer and distributor of fine sanitary products, has teamed up again with Chicago-based, internationally recognized designer Mick De Giulio to create the Juxtapose Collection, a new line of kitchen faucets. The collection is designed to delight both beginners and kitchen connoisseurs. It consists of a single-profile semi-professional faucet, a single-hole bar tap, a wall-mounted pot filler and a soap / lotion dispenser. The designs are offered in a primary palette of polished chrome, stainless steel and matte black PVD, artfully contrasted by polished chrome, polished nickel, brushed modern brass or matte black PVD accent.
In conjunction with the introduction of the Juxtapose faucet, KALLISTA also introduced the contemporary cold water filter faucet, which is new to the Foundations collection. The Contemporary Filter Faucet is the first of its kind in the KALLISTA portfolio and has a slim, minimalist design that blends in wonderfully with the Juxtapose series. The tap has a spout that can be rotated 360 degrees and requires a water filter system such as the KOHLER Aquifer water filter system. The modern filter tap is available in the versions polished chrome, polished nickel, brushed nickel, unpainted brass, matt black and stainless steel KALLISTA.
KALLISTA’s partnership with De Giulio began in 2011 with the introduction of the chef-inspired kitchen sinks and accessories from Multiere and Soltiere, as well as the Bacifiore entertainment sink and the addition of the Bacifiore sink on the apron in 2019. The career has spanned four decades De Giulio approached his KALLISTA faucet designs while doing all of his work with the eye of an artist, the skillful hand of a craftsman and the practicality of an engineer. The slim profiles and chic details of the faucets, aptly called Juxtapose to refer to the collection’s fascinating combinations of mixed metal surfaces, were designed to “bring the soul back into performance products,” explained De Giulio.
“The challenge is always beauty and function,” continued De Giulio. “A faucet with a longer reach is very important in order to be able to work optimally with larger sinks like the Multiere. I also wanted to incorporate a stronger and more flexible spray function. The proportions were critical. I’ve had customers who said they didn’t want a big industrial looking faucet in the middle of their beautiful kitchen, but at the same time these faucets have some functional advantages. By making the proportions more appealing and appealing, I wanted them to blend in with the Soltiere and Multiere aesthetic. I first designed the semi-professional faucet that became the centerpiece of the collection, and from that continued the same philosophy and aesthetic for the pot filler and entertainment taps. “
The result is a collection that is modern but not cold, blurring the lines between appropriate scale and shape with impeccable functionality. Crucial to the series is the semi-professional kitchen faucet Juxtapose, a superior design that has been extremely chic and expertly developed to offer ultimate performance. The faucet head is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the hand and has a sleek magnetic docking system that securely locks the faucet head into place when not in use. The three-function spray head features the latest Kohler technology:
- Aeration ensures an even flow of water;
- Kohler Sweep® Spray with specially angled nozzles to create a wide, powerful blade of water for excellent cleaning; and,
- Kohler Boost ™, a powerful option that instantly increases faucet flow by 30 percent.
Users can easily switch between sprays with a discreet switch on the back of the faucet to complete the toughest tasks with the push of a button.
“I think it’s great that kitchens need so much in order to function: they have to be efficient, have a lot of amenities and be ergonomic,” said De Giulio. “Over the years, kitchen activities have evolved well beyond the basics of cooking, eating, and cleaning. Today, the kitchen is where most of everyday life, from homework to entertainment, takes place. The infusion of comfort has also become very important. But it doesn’t stop there. The challenge in the design is that all elements in the room are beautiful in and of themselves and also come together. When done right, the impact on people’s lives is enormous. ”
Beyond the functional beauty of the design, the Juxtapose Collection offers an inspired palette of finishes with polished and matte metal options carefully put together to complement a wide range of interiors. Customers can choose between polished chrome. Stainless steel with polished nickel accents; Matt black with brushed modern brass accents; or matte black.
“One of the biggest moves in the kitchen in the last 20 years has been the continued evolution of open plan kitchens and connecting spaces,” said De Giulio. “In general there are fewer formalities in people’s lives and that has resulted in fewer walls and barriers in our homes. The faucets have been designed to merge into spaces that are open and visible from other areas. Therefore, a lot of emphasis was placed on the personality and appearance of the faucets. “
About Mick De Giulio
Mick De Giulio has been creating kitchens for distinctive residences in the US and abroad for over 45 years. In addition to the design of eat-in kitchens, his work includes commercial projects and product design for companies such as Abt Electronics, Kallista (a Kohler company), Meredith Corporation, SieMatic GmbH, Sub-Zero / Wolf / Cove and Tech Lighting – a Visual Comfort & Co. De Giulio’s work has been featured extensively in the US and abroad in leading design publications such as Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Traditional Home, Germany’s Architecture & Living and Italy’s Ottagano. In 2005, he was recognized by Kitchen and Bath Business magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in the kitchen and bathroom industry for the past 50 years. In 2016 he was inducted into the Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame and received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to design. Mick is the author of two books on kitchen design – Kitchen Centric (2010, Balcony Press) and Kitchen (2015, Pointed Leaf Press).
KALLISTA is known for its designs of luxury sanitary products, offering faucets and faucets carefully designed for tasteful full bath solutions. KALLISTA is available in excellent showrooms in major cities around the world. Together with sister brands Ann Sacks Tile and Stone, Inc. and Robern mirror cabinets and vanities, Kallista is a division of the Kohler Co. Decorative Products Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohler Co.
Kohler Co. was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin. The company is one of the oldest and largest privately held companies in America. Kohler is a leading global manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom products, motors and power generation systems, cabinets, tile and home furnishings, and an international host to award-winning hotel and world-class golf destinations.
Consumers can find more information about the Juxtapose collection and other KALLISTA products at http://www.kallista.com.