Bathroom manufacturer Ideal Standard has exclusively previewed its latest showering range, Alu+, which is launching this month. The new collection stands out with its modern colour palette, practical features and strong sustainability credentials, offering customers a contemporary shower solution for modern living. In terms of aesthetics the shower systems feature rectangular lines that are accented by the circular mixer, showerhead and hand spray. The contemporary design is further complemented with the option of three low-sheen finishes – Silk Black, Rosé and Silver, giving customers the option to play with colour.
Sustainability has been prioritised too, with Alu+ created from high-quality recyclable aluminium that is made up by 84% recycled content. Completely free from chrome, lead and nickel, Alu+ also features water-saving technology, which is built into the entire range – the flow limiters restrict consumption to just 8 l/min for the hand spray and 12 l/min for the rain shower without impacting performance. All plastic parts of Alu+ are made from high-performance, drinking water compliant polymers to ensure water is never polluted with harmful plastics. In addition, all packaging for the range is completely recyclable and free from single use plastics.
Alu+ includes storage shelves and matching beauty bars, with mirrors and other storage solutions available in the same three colours. The hand spray and extra-large rain shower head feature two different spray modes for users, with a normal Rain spray and the luxurious SilkRain mode, which sees the shower system dispense ultra-fine water droplets for a premium, spa-like experience.
Switching between spray modes is simple, with a lever on the hand spray and Ideal Standard’s EasyDial control knob on the shower head. The range is available in both thermostatic and single-lever options as well as shower rail sets with handset and shower systems with diverter to easily switch between hand spray and overhead shower.
Stacey Seagrave, senior product manager of non-residential fittings at Ideal Standard, said: “Ideal Standard has a long history of delivering innovative, high-quality products that encourage sustainable living practices, with technologies designed to help conserve energy and water. The new Alu+ range is a prime example of our commitment to reimagining material design and maximising recyclability, we hope that by delivering beautiful and functional yet also sustainable collections, we can set a new standard in bathroom design.”