Known globally for its decorative plumbing products for tasteful, whole-bath solutions, KALLISTA builds upon its extension design portfolio with the Paletta bath faucet and brassware collection and complementing Laura Kirar one-piece freestandingbath and marble console table. Designed by internationally recognized designer, Laura Kirar, Paletta offers a wide range of choices to speak to the discriminating tastes of today. The classic, sculptural form is available in two versions – Pinna Paletta™ and Pure Paletta™ – and best emulate Kirar’s vision of personalization by deftly marrying the original geometric form with artisan accents in matching or contrasting finishes.
Kirar, who has previously collaborated with KALLISTA on the popular Vir Stil bath collection, says that in creating the
Paletta design, she was driven first by applying geometric motif to textures and then creating compelling finishes by
hand-selecting two-tone combinations. “The inspiration behind Paletta was to design a collection based on natural forms that would be both contemporary and timeless,” said Kirar. “Throughout all my work, balance, proportion, and thoughtful
aesthetics are important in designing functional objects that transcend utility and become art. This is particularly
true of this sculptural collection for Kallista."
Patterned after a plume, Pinna Paletta features intricately carved accents to the end of the lift rod, the end of the spout, and to the lever ends – where users interact with the faucet the most – providing another decorative dimension with a unique tactile experience. The distinctive detailing uses a jewelry machine to make detailed cuts and the delicate feathered design.
The Pure Paletta™ design offers a clean streamlined aesthetic to complement a décor where detail and texture are emphasized within other elements of the space or minimized altogether. They are available in standard finishes: Polished Chrome, Nickel Silver, Brushed Nickel, Antique Bronze, and Unlacquered Brass.
Kirar worked closely with KALLISTA to also curate five of her favorite combinations that are standard and offer immediate delivery. Additionally, special order opportunities allow customers to literally mix and match finishes with spout/handle and accents to create stunning two-tone looks that are rich in depth and expression.
Rounding out the Kirar designs is a one-piece freestanding bath crafted in durable cast stone material and marble top console table with integral basin. The new Laura Kirar fixtures carry through the designer’s affinity for geometric design with clean lines. The console table legs mirror the Pinna Paletta design with the textured plume design element and is offered in four types of marble: Nero Marquina, Silver Wave, Calacatta Borghini and Grigio Limestone.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Laura Kirar once again,” says Adam Horwitz, General Manager of KALLISTA. “She is a true visionary. Her designs are always innovative, playful and somehow anticipate what the market is seeking. We see the Paletta collection as adding a vital new dimension to the KALLISTA line – one that delivers a real sense of personalization for our discerning customers. At the same time, we also see it melding easily with other established KALLISTA collections.”
To view the entire Paletta collection, and other KALLISTA products, visit www.KALLISTA.com.