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Showers, Trays & Enclosures


2018 Bathroom Predictions – Methven


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Comment by Martin Walker CEO, Methven UK


artin Walker, CEO of Methven UK, said: “In the bathroom market in 2018, I think we can expect to see products that feature coloured finishes becoming must-have items, as consumers continue to personalise their bathrooms wherever possible. We’ve had an incredible number of requests for matte black versions of our products throughout 2017, and I think we’ll see black products becoming more prominent generally and even taking market share from chrome. “Bathroom products that feature eye- catching designs are sure to remain in demand next year too; we should see more products coming to market that boast unconventional shapes, such as non-circular


showerheads, and we also expect water efficient products to be more popular than ever in 2018 as awareness of the importance of saving water continues to grow. Products which operate at low flow rates should perform particularly well.


“Connected households continue to increase and so do consumers’ desire for their bathrooms to feature the newest gadgets, so we can also expect to see bathroom-related apps increase in popularity in the new year. Apps that enable water temperature to be controlled remotely, for example, should do very well as they can be used to ensure both younger and older family members are at a reduced risk of scalding, which will appeal to the growing number of consumers living in multi-generational households.”


George Clarke Unveiled as Methven Brand Ambassador M


ethven, the global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, has appointed George Clarke as its first Brand Ambassador. Television personality and architect George agreed a partnership with Methven after using one of its Satinjet® showers while visiting family in New


Zealand. He has since experienced the award- winning Aurajet® Aio shower and been impressed with the New Zealand-based company’s dedication to design and innovation.


George is passionate about design and was particularly keen to learn more about Methven’s approach to new product development, use of materials and the water and energy saving benefits the products offer consumers. He said: “I’m really excited to be teaming up with Methven and I’ve been more than 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 them really stand out from the crowd.”


Martin Walker, CEO of Methven UK, said: “I’m delighted George shares our passion, he’s a perfect fit for our brand. At Methven we believe in delivering amazing experiences as well as stunning design and we’re constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation. We wanted someone who supported our cause and is a passionate advocate for NZ design and innovation - and we have found that in George.”


0800 195 1602 e: sales@uk.methven.comwww.methven.com/uk/home


24 BKU DECEMBER 2017


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