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Methven – Archetech


Methven, the global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, has announced the appointment of architect George Clarke as its first Brand Ambassador.

Television personality George has agreed a partnership with Methven after using one of its Satinjet® showers while visiting family in New Zealand, and being impressed with the company’s dedication to design and innovation.

Born and raised in Sunderland before studying architecture at the University of Newcastle and University College London, George is passionate about design and was particularly keen to learn more about Methven’s approach to new product development, use of materials and of course the water and energy saving benefits the products offer to consumers.

He said: “I’m really excited to be teaming up with Methven and I’ve been impressed with the stunning products it brings to market. The business has stayed true to its New Zealand roots, with a focus on the environment, design and innovation – all of which makes it really stand out from the crowd.”

The announcement follows the company’s recent launch the next phase of its Aurajet shower range. The Rua collection features an all new square handset design, enabling customers to enjoy Aurajet’s immersive showering experience with a bold new aesthetic.

At just 7.5L/min, the Rua handset’s water flow rate is optimised to be Methven’s most water efficient product ever whilst still delivering a luxurious spray performance. It is also limescale resistant and can be easily fitted to existing shower hoses by simply replacing the existing handset.

The range consists of four products – a standalone handset, rail shower, hand shower and cool-to-touch bar mixer. The Rua Hand Shower features the Rua handset and hose attachment, plus a quick-fit wall connector for easy installation that ensures perfect alignment and a water tight seal, while the Rua Rail Shower comes complete with an 800mm rail with adjustable wall mounting brackets for easy retro-fitting to existing installation holes. It also features a 1.5m twist-free, easy clean hose and chrome-plated soap dish. Finally, the Rua Cool-to-Touch Bar Mixer features the square handset and Aurajet technology, in addition to thermostatic technology.

All products in the Rua collection are available in either chrome or white and chrome.  All Rua handsets come with a lifetime warranty and are designed to perform at flow rates as low as 7.5L/min. A 9L/min flow restrictor is also included.  Rua is designed for high pressure systems above 1.0 bar.

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