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At Methven you could really feel the difference
Methven's was the other stand which most impressed me as the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. They were really passionate about the products too. Also, visitors could experience just how the showers felt when they were working (rather than just having to look at them and imagine) by holding their hands under the flow.
After experiencing the Satinjet showers myself, I could tell straight away that I have never experienced anything like it before - it really did feel like satin over my skin; it was incredible and I am sure that anyone else who visited the stand would say the same. I am also sure, that like me, many of them wished they could hold their aching feet underneath instead! This technology definitely seems like the future generation of dream showers.
The official launch of the Methven brand in the UK, at the show, seemed to go off with a bang, with Richard Hammerton (Methven's Southern Regional Manager, pictured) telling me: "The show has been exceptionally busy."
Founded in New Zealand by Scottish immigrant George Methven in 1886, Methven is currently a world-class international business with presence in New Zealand, Australia, the US, Asia, the Middle East and now the UK - since acquiring shower and tapware manufacturer Deva, in 2007.
Aiming to become the leading shower band globally, recognised and loved for delivering life enhancing experiences, Methven used the show to unveil a plethora of new energy-saving showers with Satinjet technology, alongside new shower mixers and tapware - all with a distinctive New Zealand design. This award winning range of optimal performing showers offers new designs across the Tahi, Kaha, Kiri, and Maia Satinjet ranges.
The showers feature twin-jets of water that collide - an action designed to create thousands of tiny droplets that feel soft enough when contacting your face and yet which can stimulate your whole body. The technology enables someone to shower at lower water flows of 9 litres per minute (excluding the Tahi Satinjet Overhead Shower which has a flow of 14 litres per minute) - without sacrificing a deluxe shower. Methven says that a conventional shower requires at least 20 litres per minute.
All Satinjet showers have a contemporary, smooth-style hose, which is fitted with swivel ends to limit twisting, and come with a lifetime parts guarantee.
The range has won a handful of prestigious awards including the Chicago Athenaeum 2005, the Waterwise Marque, the Self Build Product Innovation Award and a Gold Certificate Design Award (Tahi).
Methven's Shower Skincare System was also launched at Ecobuild. A review of this will feature in a later issue of Kbzine.
T: 0800 195 1602
4th March 2011