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THG-Paris hires Bryan James Bussan as Northeast Regional Manager

Based in New York City, Northeast Regional Manager Bryan Bussan oversees the entire Northeast territory within the U.S. for THG. He is responsible for business development efforts in this region, including support and strategic alliances with THG’s exclusive showroom partners. He will also focus on deepening the brand’s relationships within the A+D community as well as increasing THG’s presence in residential, commercial and hospitality projects.

Bussan brings more than 15 years of sales and management experience to this position. For the past five years, he held positions at Lefroy Brooks, starting in Chicago as Showroom Manager and moving to New York in 2013 to take on the role of National Sales Manager. Prior to Lefroy Brooks, he held managerial positions at Sony, Nordstrom and Ralph Lauren Footwear on both the retail and corporate level.

As a new member of the THG-Paris team, Bussan is looking forward to expanding his relationships with design firms, architects and developers in New York City, as well as providing showroom support and guidance in his region. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys attending Broadway shows, exploring the many beautiful parks around the city and shopping (he recently attended Fashion Week). An avid “foodie,” Bussan also takes advantage of the wide array of epicurean delights in the city.

THG in San Francisco Decorator Showcase – Tradition Cristal

Gleaming in Gold

THG-Paris added gold and diamond brilliance to an amazing powder room and alcove transformation in the Annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase – one of the West Coast’s premier design showhouses and charity events. This year, an elegant 9,000 square-foot mansion in San Francisco’s prestigious Presidio Heights featured the work of the country’s top interior and landscape designers, who transformed rooms and spaces into their own interpretations. Approximately 15,000 visitors tour the showhouse each year, and all the funds raised go directly to San Francisco University High School’s Financial Aid Program.

Kristi Will, of Kristi Will Home + Design created a luxurious retreat using THG’s gorgeous fittings in the powder room and alcove, located just off the grand entry. Using shades of warm burgundy and gold, mixed with delicate patterns, her creation captured the glamour of the decorated times of this historical home.

Kristi’s concept was born when she discovered a unique hidden telephone cabinet, built for the original homeowner, Alfred Sutro of Western Electric, within the walls of the powder bath. She cleverly weaved this discovery into her design by introducing a vintage Western Electric gold plated telephone into the alcove space – which prompted the use of THG-Paris’ Collection Traditionnelle’s Tradition Cristal faucet in 24 karat polished gold finish with gorgeous crystal handles – giving the bath a luxurious and feminine touch. In addition, THG-Paris also created a one-of-a-kind, gleaming gold sink.

“My clients love to incorporate THG’s bath designs so I am familiar with THG’s capabilities, attention to detail and quality craftsmanship,” said Kristi. “When I decided to incorporate gold hardware and fittings, I knew that THG-Paris could make my vision a reality. These handmade, gorgeous crystal handles in 24 karat polished gold – along with a luxurious 24 karat gold sink, added dimension and extreme opulence to my design.”

The powder bath also featured THG-Paris accessories as well as a regal, velvet burgundy cover and skirt, which concealed the toilet. Kristi’s plush, warm alcove also provided a detailed and welcoming sanctuary in purple and orange hues, with a captivating Art Deco carving c. 1928, providing an understated representation of the original painted monkeys that adorned the walls.

THG’s Charleston stars in Two Gorgeous Vintage-Inspired Installations this month in House Beautiful Magazine!

The May issue of House Beautiful magazine currently features THG-Paris’ Charleston Faucet in their Baths of the Month feature – focusing on two bath remodels that capture the essence of 1930s bath designs. Designed by Beverly Hills designer Madeline Stuart, it’s hard to believe every element is actually new. A feminine pink, white and black bath for the girl’s bathroom and a green, white and black bath for the boy’s bathroom both incorporate Charleston’s gleaming, vintage-inspired faucetry in polished chrome – which stands out among the bright, colorful tile.

Check out the feature below!

 

Elegant Additions – Dinner

A class act, Julie Koch at Texas-based Elegant Additions believes in investing in her clientele. Last month, she invited her premier customers to dine with Pedro Uranga, National Director of THG. Celebrating French design and food, these exclusive dinners were held at Etoile et bar in Houston and Bijoux Restaurant in Dallas – creating the ultimate French sensory experience.

First, to keep with THG’s theme of creating beautiful designs, engraved invitations were personally delivered to each guest along with three delicious specially designed petit fours that mimicked THG’s famous Mossi, Frivole, and Metropolis handles.

At each event, top designers and architects were greeted at the table with diamond-like miniature Eiffel Towers serving as unique placecard holders. Next, guests enjoyed luxurious champagne and scrumptious appetizers as they were given the opportunity to touch, feel and see THG’s “jewelry” handles up-close. Then, the call to be seated came and a magnificent three course dinner began to appear. Pedro Uranga gave insight into the long history of THG and the wonderful family behind such a magnificent company, while Julie Koch shared special tales, memories – and some secrets of her visits to the factory in France. Many guests were enticed to visit the factory by the sea.

From Left to Right: William W. Stubbs, Julie Koch, and Pedro Uranga

As the evening came to a close, THG-Paris goodie bags accompanied each guest – letting them take a little bit of France home with them.

Snyder Diamond THG Event – Robert Berman Gallery

On March 13th, Snyder Diamond’s Russ Diamond and THG-Paris’ National Director, Pedro Uranga hosted a wonderful private cocktail reception celebrating the latest collections from THG-Paris at the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica’s prestigious Bergamot Station Arts Center.

Robert Berman’s open space offered the perfect setting for the event, which displayed THG-Paris’ designs as true works of art. A multitude of THG’s most prolific faucet designs were each meticulously placed on pedestals, illuminated as art pieces amidst David Trulli’s captivating Event Horizon exhibition of unique scratchboard art pieces.

Party guests included top designers and architects, as well as other Snyder Diamond and THG-Paris colleagues. Background of each of THG’s gorgeous collections were placed in a special booklet to accompany each guest, beginning with two new collaborations with Christofle, Collection O and Collection Malmaison, followed by Petale de Cristal, THG’s first collaboration with Baccarat crystal and other prominent collections from Daum, Lalique, Alberto Pinto and Jamie Drake. A wonderful selection of appetizers, cheeses and wines of Northern France were served while live background music from a small jazz band added to the ambiance.

We thank everyone for contributing to the event’s success!

Pedro Uranga speaking

Juan Martin, Russ Diamond, Lisa Steinbach-Schecter and Phillip Lachina

David Schlocker and Pedro Uranga

Maya Guice and Jorg Lopez

Juan Martin and Francois Jantzen

Monique Lafia, Andrea Diamond and Sheryl Fleisher

Pedro Uranga, Mariakay Chakos, Dana Joy Altman, Juan Martin

Russ Diamond, Nancy Lares and Winston Chappell

Russ Diamond, Juan Martin, Richard Landry and Pedro Uranga

Brad Stone and Lisa Steinbach-Schecter

David and Natalie Schlocker

Russ and Andrea Diamond

Mariakay Chakos, Juan Martin, Natalie Schlocker, Pedro Uranga, David Schlocker

Russ Diamond and Tibbie Dunbar

Jeff Chojnacki, Lisa Steinbach-Schecter and Phillip Lachina

Robert Berman and his wife with Russ Diamond

Russ Diamond and Julia Wong

Pedro Uranga and Brad Stone

Jean Pinto and friends

Jeff, Krista and John Everage

Jeff Chojnacki and Masami Fukuhara