Kohler(R) Plumbing Products and Ann Sacks(R) Tile Shape the Bathroom of the Future at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot(R)

KOHLER DTV(TM) Showering Experience, WaterTile(R) Rain and Bodysprays and

Purist(R) Hatbox(R) Toilet Seamlessly Integrate Technology in the Bathroom

Sep 18, 2007, 01:00 ET from Kohler Co.

    KOHLER, Wis., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors to the House of
 Innoventions exhibit located in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot(R) at the Walt Disney
 World(R) Resort will discover ground-breaking products from Kohler and Ann
 Sacks that create not only an amazing bathroom environment, but incorporate
 great design and technology as a means to improve the level of gracious
 living in the home.
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     "Kohler is delighted to have the opportunity to share our most recent
 technological advances in the bathroom in a venue as dynamic and
 interactive as the House of Innoventions," said David Kohler, executive
 vice president -- Kohler Co. "Visitors to this exhibit will be able to
 experience how technology has been seamlessly integrated into ordinary
 bathroom products such as the shower and toilet without compromising
 excellent design." The display of Kohler and Ann Sacks products will be on
 exhibit in the INNOVENTIONS East pavilion which is one of two buildings
 that house the over 100,000 square foot interactive playground at Epcot(R).
 Visitors from around the globe are able to discover how new breakthroughs
 in science and technology simplify and enhance their lives today and in the
     Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath design and technology,
 has outfitted the "bathroom of the future" with its KOHLER DTV custom
 shower system -- a thermostatic valve and intuitive digital interface that
 provides several customized shower experiences utilizing multiple
 showerheads, hand showers and bodysprays -- all controlled with a slight
 turn of a wheel and a touch of a button similar to the functionality of a
 MP3 player. Showcasing the versatility of the KOHLER DTV are six 22-nozzle
 WaterTile bodysprays and two WaterTile Rain overhead showerhead panels
 which incorporate four individual WaterTile sprays into the design.
     "Kohler's innovative and interesting line of bath products allow anyone
 to incorporate a spa atmosphere into their own bathroom," said Katie Roser,
 senior set decorator -- Walt Disney Imagineering. "Our goal with this
 project is to inspire our guests to try this in their homes."
     The iconic KOHLER Hatbox toilet is also found in the bathroom and
 offers a sleek, "tankless" design and powerful and reliable flushing
 performance. Additional KOHLER plumbing fixtures and faucets round out this
 beautifully appointed bathroom.
     Ann Sacks, a leader in inspiring designs in tile, stone, plumbing,
 lighting and accessories, provides an exquisite finishing touch to the
 House of Innoventions bathroom with Cappadocia porcelain floor tile and
 Erin Adams Triple Basketweave glass mosaic tile for the walls. Cappadocia
 takes its inspiration from the warm, natural limestone of the Anatolian
 region near ancient Constantinople and the fabled city of Troy. Erin Adams
 Triple Basketweave creates a warm artistic aesthetic that employs a wealth
 of luminescent colors to take glass mosaics to new heights.
     About INNOVENTIONS at Epcot(R)
     Located in the heart of Epcot(R), INNOVENTIONS is a unique attraction
 filled with hands-on, interactive exhibits. Visitors from around the globe
 discover how science and technology can simplify and enhance their lives
 today and tomorrow. This 100,000 square foot interactive playground
 provides guest with the opportunity to explore and discover innovative
 products and technologies from some of the world's finest companies and
 associations. From breakthroughs in farming and robotics to the latest in
 fire safety and plastics, INNOVENTIONS amazes guests as they experience how
 technological breakthroughs will change the way we live. For more
 information about INNOVENTIONS, contact: Stacia Wake, 407-560-1816 or
     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.
     For more information about any of the company's products, consumers may
 access the Kohler Co. Web site at KOHLER.com/innoventions or call toll-free
 at 1-800-4-KOHLER.
     About Ann Sacks
     Founded in 1981, Ann Sacks has built its reputation with inspiring
 designs in tile, stone, plumbing, lighting and accessories. Based in
 Portland, Ore., the company is a division of the Kohler Co. Interiors
 Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohler Co., that includes Baker Knapp &
 Tubbs, Inc., Baker furniture, Baker Knapp & Tubbs Showrooms and Baker
 Stores, Kallista plumbing and McGuire Furniture Company.
     For additional information regarding ANN SACKS products, consumers may
 call toll-free 1-800-278-TILE or visit the ANN SACKS website at

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