Methven has established a reputation as one of New Zealand's longest standing tapware companies supplying some of the most commonly specified ranges of kitchen and bathroom tapware.  

The company was originally started in 1886 by George Methven in Dunedin, New Zealand as an iron and brass foundry.  Within 10 years Methven began manufacturing tapware.  Fast forward over 100 years and Methven has developed and held a dominant space in the bathroom and kitchen tapware sectors renowned for their innovation and product quality – especially around shower heads.

Methven is well known for their innovation.  Focused on using intelligent design and precision engineering, Methven strives to shape water, creating experiences that can soothe, stimulate, comfort, relax and revitalise offering customers the ability to create their own showering experience in their bathroom.

The award winning collection of Methven taps also extends to kitchen mixers and laundry taps where they offer a wide range of tapware to enable you to select a kitchen mixer or laundry tapware to compliment any kitchen sink, kitchen bench or laundry design in any design aesthetic – contemporary or classic.  Popular options include the Methven Minimalist and Minimalist Urban with Pull Out, MK2 Gooseneck and the black Waipori Sink Mixer.

Some of their award winning technologies include:


The VJet technology found in our Turoa Slide Shower, available in brushed stainless steel, graphite, gold and gun metal black, delivers a shower experience that puts you in control.  A slider on the shower enables you to seamlessly move from an invigorating firm shower spray to a gentle mist of water – and everything in between.

This technology has seen Methven recognized as a leader in innovation receiving several awards including a Red Dot Award, a Gold in the New Zealand BEST Design Awards and more recently the Product Design Award Winner for the IF Design Awards.


The Aio and Rua shower ranges and more linear utlises Aurajet technology delivering a wide and even spray with enhanced water droplet density to not only increase overall water coverage but also maximizing the warmth of the water delivered.  Aurajet technology delivers a shower experience that both looks and feels incredibly luxurious.


Transform your shower experience with Methven’s Satinjet technology.  Using a unique twin-jet to form over 300,000 droplets per second, Satinject also creates theses droplets at the optimum size and pressure.

Acknowledging that ‘optimum’ means different things to different people, Methven has created a range of Satinjet showers so you can select from gentle to powerful and invigorating pressure.

Fastflow® II | Methven Solution for Unequal Pressure

Methven’s patented technology surrounding their Fastflow ® II technology takes water performance in an unequal water pressure system to the next level.  A unique design incorporating a combination of nozzles and jets utilized the velocity of high pressure cold water to draw through hot water at an increased flow rate. 

Hyperflow™ | Methven Solution for Low Pressure

A combination of port openings on a unique cartridge has enabled Methven to create Hyperflow™.  This leading technology to maximises water flow on an equal low pressure system.