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Watt is a brand-new range of single-lever and thermostatic shower valves for built-in showers, inspired by the world of lighting. The architecture firm Q-Bic has designed the new Watt collection for Rubinetterie Treemme.

Keen to create a collection of cutting-edge shower thermostats with a truly innovative design, Rubinetterie Treemme says the Q-Bic architecture firm in Florence offered just what the company was looking for, creating a unique, unprecedented collection.

Rubinetterie Treemme WATT

“The world of electricity was part of my family background, which re-emerged while I was designing this new collection”, explains Q-Bic’s Marco Baldini. “This prompted me to give the range a vintage look reminiscent of the old-style electrical plates, obviously with a totally modern, designer slant. So then the name Watt came naturally”.

The signature feature of the Watt range is the levers that turn the water on and off, adjusting the flow; these hallmark elements resemble light switches, while the temperature is adjusted with a round knob.

The collection is fashioned entirely in brass and comes in a choice of several different finishes.

Watt is the result of an impressive style and design effort, in which the creative skill of Q-Bic joined forces with the manufacturing expertise of Rubinetterie Treemme.

Watt has also just won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021, one of the most prestigious accolades in the sector.

Rubinetterie Treemme

GROHE has expanded its range of modern thermostat solutions for the bathroom. The new GROHTHERM 1000 Performance and GROHTHERM 800 Cosmopolitan thermostats offer additional safety features and enhance shower comfort and convenience for the user

Combining high standards of quality and design with a multitude of innovative technologies, the new models offer additional safety features and enhance shower comfort and convenience for the user. Alongside the standard models which can be purchased individually, or as shower sets in combination with the GROHE Tempesta Cosmopolitan shower mixer with two sprays, low-pressure shower sets of both the GROHTHERM 1000 Performance and GROHTHERM 800 Cosmopolitan will also be available in a convenient one box solution.

“Low water pressure remains a pain point for many property owners up and down the country, delivering a poor shower performance that leaves users frustrated and underwhelmed”, says Paul Bailey, Senior Category Manager at GROHE UK.

“A study we commissioned recently into showering behaviours and attitudes revealed that 61% of us like to take a shower to get us feeling fit and ready for the day so it’s important that our shower performance can match our demands. It can be confusing for homeowners trying to find a suitable product for a property with low pressure, so we’ve created a one box solution comprising our new thermostats, hose and hand shower to provide a really simple, hassle-free solution”.

Precise control and uncomplicated installation: GROHTHERM 1000 Performance

Like all wall-mounted thermostats of the GROHTHERM range, the GROHTHERM 1000 Performance enables easy and uncomplicated installation. The integrated GROHE CoolTouch technology ensures that a barrier of cold water is formed between the hot water and the product surface, helping to reliably protect against scalding. With this technology, the product surface always stays cool to touch and never exceeds the running shower temperature.

Additionally, the GROHTHERM 1000 Performance is equipped with ergonomic ProGrip handles with a knurled surface making it convenient to use, even for children or with soapy hands. Economic, efficient water consumption is a must-have feature of any modern thermostat and the GROHTHERM 1000 Performance encourages its users to choose more considerately with the addition of its EcoButton, which when selected, saves water by up to 50%.

GROHE Grohtherm 800 Shower Set thermostat
GROHE Grohtherm 800 Cosmopolitan shower set suitable for homes with pressure as little as 0.2 bar

Minimalistic design with smart ergonomic metal handles: GROHTHERM 800 Cosmopolitan

GROHTHERM 800 Cosmopolitan is the latest evolution of the compact thermostat and unites the highest
standards of quality, technology, and design. Like the Performance series, this new range ensures easy and uncomplicated installation whilst its slim, cylindrical silhouette is streamlined and minimalist to meet the style demands of sophisticated, modern bathrooms. The solid metal handles of the new GROHTHERM 800 Cosmopolitan ensure safe and ergonomic ease of use thanks to an integrated “Ergorim” on the back which helps to improve grip when operating the shower even with wet or soapy hands. Meanwhile, GROHE’s EcoJoy feature offers the additional benefit of reducing water consumption by up to 50% without compromising on the showering experience.

Precise temperature control
For ultimate showering convenience and safety, both GROHTHERM 1000 Performance and GROHTHERM 800 Cosmopolitan models are equipped with GROHE’s TurboStat technology, which ensures that the thermostats react fast and precisely to sudden changes in both water pressure and temperature, keeping them constant for the duration of the shower.

For those seeking a safe, family-friendly shower that all family members can use confidently and independently, additional features such as the GROHE 38°C SafeStop Button have been designed to protect against incidents where the temperature may be unintentionally turned too high.

SafeStop Plus is an additional function that allows users to pre-set the maximum water temperature to 43°C for extra safety if required.

Pictured top: GROHE GROHTHERM 1000 Cosmopolitan thermostatic shower set, available as both a
standard and low-pressure model

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More news from GROHE

Ideal Standard has upgraded its entire range of thermostatic exposed shower valves with a slimmer, more compact body than ever before. Providing the perfect balance between style and functionality, the Ceratherm T range has been designed to complement any modern bathroom, while guaranteeing the perfect shower experience, day after day.

Developed by Ideal Standard’s in-house engineers, the Ceratherm T range features the hidden brilliance of a new, smaller thermostatic cartridge, the FirmaFlow® Therm, allowing for a streamlined appearance with no compromise on performance. The result is a slim, elegant and modern shower mixer that performs beautifully, while offering unrivalled levels of durability, safety and sustainability.

With buttons and controls that blend seamlessly into the Ceratherm T’s body, the water flow and temperature can be adjusted easily. Users can also pre-set their desired levels for optimum comfort and if pressure is lost, the cartridge rapidly shuts down the flow of hot or cold water, preventing burns and unwanted shocks. 

To ensure the highest level of safety for all users, all models also feature Cool Body technology as standard. Cool Body works like a protective shield: inside the thermostat, the hot water flow is surrounded by cold running water to ensure the controls and body remain cool to the touch at all times, providing extra peace of mind.

Ceratherm T’s integrated controls also reduce water and energy wastage, with the FirmaFlow® Therm ensuring target temperatures are reached far quicker, while an eco-setting limits flow by half, without affecting performance. Thanks to the temperature being pre-set and the thermostatic mechanism keeping flow constant throughout, not even one drop of water is wasted.

Having first invented the ceramic disc cartridge more than 50 years ago, revolutionising the bathroom experience, Ideal Standard has now built on this expertise and its R&D capabilities with the introduction of the thermostatic cartridge, FirmaFlow® Therm. The integral cartridge provides unrivalled efficiency, even in high-traffic areas.

The range includes a variety of models, all offering a choice of mixer options and accessories – including Ideal Standard’s Idealrain, Evo and Evo Jet handsprays, which come with three spray modes for an invigorating, comforting or relaxing shower experience.  Evo has an aerated spray mode, ensuring a softer shower experience without compromising on power, while Evo Jet features Ideal Standard’s unique Drop Jet function, creating larger, softer droplets for added luxury. And with the Navigo push button located on the handspray, switching between modes couldn’t be easier.

Ceratherm T can also form part of increasingly popular diverter mixer showers, featuring a head shower and hand shower with a moveable wall bracket for added versatility. The adjustable bracket means existing holes can be covered during installation, while the sleek form conceals fixtures for a seamless finish, making the collection perfect for renovation projects.

Ashley Smith, Brassware Product Manager at Ideal Standard, said: “With the new Ceratherm T range, we’ve been able to completely redesign the external look and feel of our showers in keeping with current bathroom trends, while applying our longstanding fittings expertise to the interior in the form of our clever FirmaFlow® Therm cartridge. Having refined our technology over decades, we’re now offering the most advanced collection yet, which not only delivers in terms of aesthetics and user experience, but is guaranteed to stand the test of time, too.”

For more information, visit www.idealspec.co.uk