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Lions, Swans and Delicate Starfish Adorn the Bath

Offering beautiful and unique bath fittings for more than half a century, THG presents some of their greatest collections incorporating graceful swans, ethereal starfish, mystical panthers and the majestic lion.

Cygne
As part of the Baroque collection, Cygne is sure to add elegance and style to an opulent bathroom. In the shape of a delicate swan, the etching on the solid brass faucetry shows that no detail is left ignored. The Cygne adds enchanting glamour to the bath and is available as a complete bathroom suite, which includes a tub filler and coordinating accessories. Available in more than 35 finishes, the water gently pours from the Cygne with graceful beauty.

Oceania
Nothing is more luxurious than a waterfall – especially one in your own home. The Cristal de Lalique Oceania waterfall bath fixture is visually stunning and inspired by the sea. The arched spout mimics a gentle wave, while the Cristal de Lalique handles feature a life-like starfish sculpture in clear satin crystal. Designed with impeccable standards of craftsmanship, their harmony of style adds an effortless touch of splendor to any bathroom suite.

Pantheré
Part of the Cristal de Lalique Collection, the Pantheré series has a distinct character and elegance. Oval eggs in clear or black crystal are adorned with gentle carvings of panthers in their habitat. Textured handles are topped with a smooth, delicate surface followed by the Lalique imprint etched in brass. Each series is complemented by a complete bathroom suite of matching fixtures and accessories constructed of satin-finished crystal, solid brass and precious metal finishes including gold, sterling silver, bronze and rhodium.

Tête de Lion (Lion’s head)
Part of the Baroque collection, the Tête de Lion wall-mounted filler offers a regal ambiance to the bath. Three designs are available in a variety of finishes. The filler can also be incorporated into indoor fountain displays, adding majestic charm.

THG’s Beyond Crystal Wins PIA Award

THG’s Beyond Crystal Has Won Architectural Products Magazine’s Prestigious Product Innovation Award!

We are proud to announce that THG’s Beyond Crystal – their second collaboration with Baccarat – is the recipient of the 2014 Product Innovation Award (PIA) from Architectural Products magazine! The PIAs determine and honor innovation in the development and refinement of buildings-related products that range the gamut from cladding systems to interior finishes.

Awarded the PIA in the restroom products/plumbing equipment category, Beyond Crystal was selected by a group of 50 independent industry professionals including architects and interior designers. Judges were asked to assign a numerical grade to each entry and comment on particular aspects of the product they found innovative or intriguing.

“Our first series with Baccarat, Pétale de Cristal is our most successful collection to date, so we are thrilled that this new, contemporary series has been recognized among the design community and industry experts,” said Pedro Uranga, North American director of THG-Paris. “This modern design incorporating Baccarat’s signature colors such as deep red and colbalt blue is widely popular among our extensive clientele, as well as those seeking something modern and different. Beyond Crystal is also the perfect series to debut our optional LED enhancements, offering variations of the beautiful colors in light.”

To access the November issue of Architectural Products Magazine with the PIA winners, visit www.arch-products.com.

THG’s Beyond Crystal in Collaboration with Baccarat: A Vibrant Collection Glowing with Opulence

Beyond Crystal is THG’s second partnership with one of the most prestigious and recognized brands in fine French crystal, Baccarat, and is a contemporary collection of bath fittings and accessories with translucent, rectangular crystal handles in vibrant Baccarat colors. This is also the first THG series to incorporate an innovative LED system, a soft accent that allows the pure Baccarat crystal to glow with the gentle ambiance of soft candlelight. THG has designed the crystal handles to rest effortlessly on top of their escutcheon bases, which are coupled with the LED option that illuminates from the base and can be dimmed to any level.

This striking and original jewelry-inspired series is available in a wide range of colors including ruby red, soft champagne, aqua, and deep blue, as well as clear crystal. Each widespread faucet and tub filler also features a dramatic, elongated spout, and all variations in the collection are available in a variety of finishes – with or without the LED option.

Using celebrated techniques passed down for generations, Beyond Crystal is constructed by THG’s expert artisans who tool, cast, mold and hand-finish each piece, resulting in an exceptional, quality product. And, as in THG’s first collection in tandem with Baccarat, Pétale de Cristal, this new collection stays true to the impeccable color standards of both exceptional French establishments.

Transparency and color are among some of crystal’s most important qualities – and the emblematic Baccarat Red is one the most distinguished and recognized colored crystals in the world. The creation of Baccarat Red is a world of alchemy, developed by adding gold to special elements at a specific temperature. Baccarat mastered this process in the late 1830s, making Baccarat Red their signature color.

The dynamic, contemporary Beyond Crystal collection also marks THG’s first collaboration with renowned designer Rémi Tessier, who has a long history in designing yachts and other high-profile, top secret luxury projects. The Beyond Crystal bathroom collection is defined by its modern style, featuring crystal lattices and pure shapes, with each set adorned with the prestigious Baccarat signature. The collection also includes a stunning mounted thermostatic shower set, tub filler and a multitude of accessories.

THG-Paris was also recently awarded the prestigious EPV (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant) Quality Label by the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, a label that Baccarat received in 2007. This further illustrates the commitment that THG-Paris and Baccarat have to producing the finest materials and craftsmanship. The EPV (known in English as “Living Heritage Enterprise”) Quality Label is a mark of recognition that distinguishes French companies with craft skills and manufacturing excellence.

THG-Paris At B&C Select Fall Market

THG-Paris gave the West Coast a glimpse of their upcoming Beyond Crystal collection, their second partnership with Baccarat during Fall Market 2014 at B&C Select at the Laguna Design Center. The display took up a full wall of the showroom and gave attendees a great introduction to the collection.

The full day event included a cocktail and macaroon reception in the early evening, followed by an exclusive, intimate VIP dinner hosted by THG-Paris at Raya at the Ritz in which designers learned more about the artistry and craftsmanship involved with making each one of a kind fixture. Tables sparkled with THG “jewelry” and the conversation flowed during a special dinner of French cuisine and wine.

Beyond Crystal is a vibrant, jewelry inspired contemporary design with THG’s introduction of an innovative LED system. A dramatic, elongated spout inspired by a swan’s neck also adds to its allure. As in THG’s successful first series with Baccarat, Petale de Cristal, Beyond Crystal is meticulously hand crafted and exemplifies the impeccable color and quality standards of Baccarat and THG.

From left to right: Pedro Uranga, Rebecca Whiteleather, Bruce Whiteleather, Juan Martin

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.

From left to right: Designer Matthew Frederick, Executive Editor of Luxe Interiors + Design Arlyn Hernandez, Luxe Group Publisher Janice Browne and Pedro Uranga THG North American Director.

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.

From left to right: Laurent Heilpern THG International Brand and Sales Director, Pedro Uranga THG North American Director and Bill Stubbs from Moments of Luxury.

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.