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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.

THG®- Paris Debuts the Atelier Series Offering New and Signature Collections Available at an Accessible Price Point

THG®-Paris has recently announced the Atelier Series to their bath cadre of luxury fittings, which represents a selection of new and existing signature lines re-introduced at a new price level. THG-Paris has always maintained its luxury status of all things for the bath, and these collections conserve the same manufacturing standards expected of THG Paris while offering a new opportunity for connoisseurs, specifiers and designers the accessibility to incorporate these exclusive collections in their bath designs.

A highlight of THG’s Atelier Series includes Anoa and Nano, two contemporary designs just introduced this spring. Anoa blends natural horn with brass, while Nano is a minimalistic design in brass. As in most collections from THG-Paris, Anoa and Nano are available in more than 25 finishes as well as specialty finishes. This new luxury premium price category also includes some of THG’s most prominent, well-known designs, many of which have been imitated but never replicated, including Le 11 by Alberto Pinto, Faubourg, Spirit, Charleston and 1900.

“THG-Paris has always been synonymous with luxury and craftsmanship, and the Atelier Series offers specifiers and designers a way to implement the original standout collections that are often duplicated by other manufacturers into their projects. This is the first time THG has offered these collections in this accessible category, and we are confident that our Atelier Series will result in many new THG-Paris customers for life.” – Pedro Uranga, North American director, THG-USA.

Below please find a list of collections that are part of the Atelier Series:

Anoa
The Anoa collection blends natural horn with brass to create an inviting, contemporary design. The widespread lavatory collection offers a contoured, angular spout, as well as a delicate, curved high spout. Skillfully crafted by combining eye-catching metal with delicate clear or black buffalo horn, Anoa has achieved a perfect marriage of these materials with remarkable finesse. The clear horn takes on a warm, buttery, hue while the black is reminiscent of translucent dark satin. The pure material also features a multitude of color variations, making each faucet one-of-a-kind. Anoa is available in many beautiful THG finishes including chrome, nickel and gold.

 

Nano
The Nano collection’s quiet, minimalistic design guides the water gently with seductive refinement. With a contemporary, sleek appeal, Nano’s clean style is perfect for any bathroom design. The faucet’s minimalistic shape creates the impression of a fluid strand of polished steel contoured with a gentle curve. The Nano widespread faucet offers two spout designs (angled or curved) and is available with a choice of petite (yet pronounced) cross handles or stunning lever handles. Nano is available in a variety of gorgeous THG finishes including rhodium silver, nickel and gold. Nano brings a sense of dramatic beauty to the bath and is sure to become an enduring, modern addition to the opulent bath as well as designs with a minimalistic aesthetic.

 

Charleston
The tradition in Charleston is timeless, exemplifying THG’s motto. With a high-polished finish, light seems to dance off the bathroom fixture with a shine that seems eternal. The Charleston comes with either a decorative smooth metal or twisted metal lever handle with a full line of beautiful accessories to complement the faucet’s subtle grace.

 

Le 11
With impeccable form and simplicity, THG’s Le 11 was created by the late Alberto Pinto, one of France’s pre-eminent tastemakers and legendary designers. The streamlined fixture’s enigmatic name refers to a mythical address which was located near Pinto’s practice and studio in central Paris, just near the Place des Victoires. As water flows from the spout, the fitting’s waterblade forms a perfect and harmonious 90 degree angle. Elegant and unadorned, Le 11 can be specified in either cross or lever handles.

 

Faubourg
The elegant Faubourg collection by designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon, bares exquisite detail. Taking inspiration from the prized street in Paris of the same name, Faubourg, Rochon’s design for THG proves that elegance can indeed be spare. The understated but regal fixture is defined by the words Chaud (Hot) and Froid (Cold), which are elegantly inscribed in the handles. Faubourg may be specified with Bernardaud handles in black or white porcelain, as well as hand-polished metal finishes, and offers levered handles as an option.

 

Spirit
Contemporary, and with a clean classic design, the Spirit is a welcome addition to the modern bathroom. The Spirit’s grace makes a simplistic, yet refined statement and has become a new standard in transition. The Spirit also includes a striking collection of accessories to complement the elegance of its wall mounted mixers.

 

1900
The original French country faucet design, 1900 combines a high spout, fine embellishments and cast cross and lever handles in a handsome bridge construction. The signature inset pieces denote “hot” and “cold” with white porcelain handles, available as a deck- or wall-mounted versions and with either an embellished curved or straight extended spout or as a single-hole option.

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.