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Tahi Twin Lever Tapware, Auckland, New Zealand 
Friday 01 Jul 2011
 
Two is better than one 
 
 
 
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Revolutionary twin-lever tap design makes its debut in Europe 

Methven set out to design a tapware range that innovates in two areas; how we currently interact with tapware and offering a more energy efficient solution than current single lever mixers. The result was the Tahi Twin Lever range which amalgamates two levers into one platform allowing a more precise and intuitive control, while enabling both individual and mixed hot and cold flow; functionality never seen before in a single unit tapware product.

Traditional single lever mixers in their default position (warm), draw both hot and cold water into the pipelines with every use. In most instances the tap isn't in use for long enough to receive the hot. This waste of energy is avoided when hot and cold actuation is separated at the point of delivery, as Methven have done in this revolutionary new offering.

There are currently two main categories of tapware: traditional separate hot and cold taps and single lever mixers. The Tahi Twin Lever range utilises the best functions from each of these to create a brand new category in tapware. The Tahi Twin Lever range allows you to use hot and cold both separately and mixed together in a single-handed motion, another functionality that is never provided in a single unit tapware product.

Traditional single lever mixers in their default position (warm), draw both hot and cold water into the pipelines with every use. In most instances, the casual hand-washer doesn't run the tap long enough to even receive the hot, but merely primes the supply line which subsequently cools down. This needless waste of energy is avoided when hot and cold actuation is separated at the point of delivery, as Methven have done in this revolutionary new offering.

By amalgamating two levers into one platform, Methven Twin Lever technology effectively combines economies that previously could only be achieved with individual flow control (traditionally provided by two taps). In this new range; the convenience and contemporary styling of single lever mechanisms merge with precision engineered ergonomic design, energy efficiency and sustainability.

Due to the nature of this unique configuration, the levers maintain their orientation with the main tap body enabling a bold integrated aesthetic with clean surfaces and crisp joins - a dramatic departure from current single lever mixers. The Tahi Twin Lever range is part of the Tahi suite of products which consists of a Shower System and Thermostatic mixers, and now the Twin Lever product. The styling of the Tahi range is part of Methven's overall design language; a mix of European and Pacifica - simple, crisp design elements that have a distinct and differentiated aesthetic. 

Tahi Twin-Lever Tapware was the winner of the red dot design award 2011. It comes with a lifetime parts guarantee giving real peace of mind. Recent projects using Tahi Twin-Lever Tapware include The Westin Hotel Golf Spa Abu Dhabi.

Tahi Twin-Lever Tapware has been available in the UK and Europe since March 2011 and the rest of the world since 2010.

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