THG®-Paris and Baccarat Celebrate the Launch of Beyond Crystal at Exclusive New York Event at Fall Market
Last week during Fall Market at the Decoration & Design Building (DDB), THG®-Paris held a special VIP reception and roaming presentation at the Baccarat Lighting Showroom to celebrate their second collaboration with Baccarat – Beyond Crystal. The reception hosted more than 150 attendees which included top architects, designers and tastemakers. The discussion explored the craftsmanship of both fine French brands, and was led by Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine’s Executive Editor, Arlyn Hernandez and designer Matthew Frederick, in conjunction with Pedro Uranga, North American Director of THG-Paris and Serniqua Dougherty, Baccarat’s U.S. A&D Lighting Manager.
The event took attendees through the craftsmanship of the two exceptional brands, beginning with a concept-inspiration table that displayed THG and Baccarat elements that go into dreaming up and creating functional art pieces, such as: the designers’ sketches, background materials, molds and crystal samples.
Guests were then guided towards a second area that explored the phases of THG’s craftsmanship including 3-D modeling, fixture molds with examples of THG’s sandcast cores formed very fine sand which is found close to THG’s factory, as well as finishing techniques and examples, which illustrated the meticulous attention to detail taken to make THG’s vast selection of quality one-of-a-kind bath fittings.
Finally, Beyond Crystal was revealed in a dramatic way when Pedro illuminated the LED handles via remote control. In addition, THG’s previous collection with Baccarat, Petale de Cristal was display and reviewed by the guests – which also happens to be THG’s most successful collection to date.
More than 100 top designers including Geoffrey Bradfield, Bill Stubbs from Moments of Luxury and design principals of big architecture firms such as Handel Architects, The Rockwell Group and Yabu Pushelberg who are tastemakers for the THG brand with influence over project specifications, selections and purchases attended. Guests were given a beautiful Baccarat catalog as well as THG materials. A gorgeous Baccarat “Eye Vase” was also awarded as part of a special drawing to a lucky attendee.
Beyond Crystal features translucent, rectangular Baccarat crystal handles in vibrant colors and THG’s first introduction of optional LED technology. The handles’ opulence is enhanced by this subtle, soft accent that allows the pure Baccarat crystal to illuminate in colors such as red, blue and aqua, as well as clear crystal.