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The Awaken collection grows to include a single-function showerhead, additional coordinating design components and a handshower with a spray-intensifying boost button

KOHLER, Wis. – Feb. 4, 2014 – Popular with the trade for its quality and affordability and a huge hit with the consumers for its sleek design and premium performance, the KOHLER Awaken collection expands its offering with water-conserving single-function showerheads and a handshower complete with Eco-Boost technology, which provides an intensified spray.

"Water is a precious resource—the new Awaken handshower makes it even easier for homeowners to conserve while offering the convenience of a richer spray for tasks like hair rinsing," says Kohler performance showering product manager Leslie Bronson. Pressing and holding a button to activate the Eco-Boost technology increases water flow from 1.5 gallons per minute to 2.0 gallons per minute. The new single-function Awaken showerhead touts a spray engine engineered for maximum performance at a water-conserving 1.5 and 1.75 gallons per minute, still delivering full, rich rinsing coverage, and, like the handshower, features an easy-to-clean sprayface.

The Awaken collection is offered in two series to complement transitional and contemporary aesthetics, and comes in two finishes: Polished Chrome and Vibrant Brushed Nickel. Series B is organic in design, taking inspiration from forms found in nature, while Series G takes design cues from classic modern design with simple, architectural form.

"We're absolutely thrilled the Eco-Boost technology is making its debut in the Awaken collection," Bronson says. "We're offering the very latest in water-saving technology at an affordable price." That's appealing to plumbers, who can carry stock and offer a quick up-sell, as well as the budget-conscious homeowner who pays close attention to how and where home improvement dollars are spent.

To complete the sleek look of the Awaken collection coordinating design components are available: slide bars, mounting brackets, wall supplies and smooth handshower hoses. A novelty for Kohler is the 36-inch slide bar with integrated water supply. This innovative combination of products eliminates the need for a separate wall supply since the water connection is at the base of the slide bar. All the components are metal construction, providing solid durability at a great price.

About Kohler Co.
Kohler Faucets is a global organization and part of the Kohler Co. Kitchen & Bath Group. With plants in North America, China, Egypt, the United Kingdom and France, it is a leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath faucets, showering products and decorative accessories – marketed globally under the brand names KOHLER, Mira, Jacob Delafon and Rada.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world's finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, and St Andrews, Scotland.