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April 2011
KOHLER LAUNCHES ITS MOST ADVANCED TOILET YET: NUMI
New “smart toilet” is the ultimate marriage of advanced design and technology

KOHLER, Wis. – April 14, 2011 – The art of seeking the very best that life has to offer is reaching new heights this spring. Kohler Co. – a global leader in kitchen and bath design and technology – has upped the ante of maintaining a sophisticated lifestyle with the debut of the KOHLER Numi toilet with bidet functionality. With Numi’s standards of excellence and performance, high levels of personal technology and forward-looking design, this WaterSense and CALGreen-certified “smart toilet” is truly the ultimate flushing experience.

   
The company’s newest bathroom product brims with luxurious features:

• A sleek, interactive LCD touch-screen interface

• Built-in personalized bidet functionality and deodorizer

• Innovative dual-flush technology with .6 and 1.28 gallons per flush

• Intuitive auto-open and -close lid

• Built-in music system

• Heated seat and foot warmer

• Unmatched comfort features

Following Kohler’s successful 2005 launch of the Purist Hatbox toilet, whose tankless silhouette redefined the bathroom category, Numi breaks the mold with its entirely new visual and technical language. Its design reflects a furniture aesthetic, creating an original toilet profile.

A distinctive, pared-down vision blended with personal technology will impress the most technologically-savvy user while the interface provides an easy-to-use experience for just about any member of the family.

“It’s truly an innovative product that makes a bold design statement,” says Jim Lewis, Kohler’s Vice President of Marketing. “We envisioned a toilet that creates a category in a caliber of its own. Numi packs technology into a compact toilet and is controlled by an advanced and intuitive interface. It’s an astounding example of modern industrial design where form and function go hand in hand.”

   
Numi is a celebration of the most technologically inspired experience in personal convenience. Adopting legendary architect Mies van der Rohe’s “Less is more” mantra, the Kohler design team took a minimalist approach to Numi’s creation, arranging complex technological functions internally within a limited space, all while presenting extreme simplicity externally. The result: a figment of beauty and geometry with high attention to detail, featuring a series of intersecting planes.

The KOHLER Numi toilet carries a 3-year limited warranty. For more information on Numi, the warranty or other KOHLER products, individuals may visit the Kohler Co. Web site at KOHLER.com or call toll-free at 1-800-4-KOHLER.

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, tile and home interiors, and an international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

Editor's Note: To obtain high-resolution product photography of these products, please visit Kohler’s exclusive Numi press page at http://www.kohler.com/numipress


Mirjam Lippuner Konsek
920-457-4441 Ext: 71125


Vicki Hafenstein
920-457-4441 Ext: 70519


Lauren Aust
920-457-4441 Ext: 70122


Todd Weber
920-457-4441 Ext: 72707


Debbie Richter (Product Placement)
920-457-4441 Ext: 77015


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