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THG-Paris Celebrates 60th Anniversary at ICFF 2016

This year, THG-Paris celebrates 60 years of design, craftsmanship and the art of living. With attention to detail and quality manufacturing, THG bridges the gap between old-world artisanship and 21st century technology, giving birth to a timeless collection of products. The subtle nuances that can only come from THG handcrafted artisanship reinforce the fact that one is in the presence of an exceptionally well-designed and quality product that will stand the test of time.

We recently attended ICFF 2016 and to commemorate our 60th year anniversary, we unveiled a special rendition of our premier ‘Pétale de Cristal’ collection called Numero 60. We revisit this iconic collection with an exclusive design that emphasizes the delicate curves and splendor of Baccarat, one of the most prestigious and recognized brands in fine French crystal. Also presented for the first time at this year’s ICFF is our new soft gold finish, shown both in the Numero 60 and Soho collections.

Bearing the distinctive Baccarat imprint along with the decadent brilliant gold accents, Numero 60 empowers designers, architects and homeowners to bring a crowning touch to the bath that is exceptional and unlike any other luxury fitting. Numero 60 is beautifully engraved by hand with a stencil and then filled with gold powder and polished. This stunning anniversary piece also boasts an exquisite gold-plated crystal top which is delicately placed over the well-renowned cross design. The pale gold Numero 60 collection has an iridescence that makes this piece an exceptional and timeless design. This collection can be used for sink, shower and bath fittings with a line of matching accessories in a wide choice of finishes.

There is exciting news at this year’s ICFF, we are proud to announce that Soho in soft gold was selected by IFDA New York Chapter for Best in Show, Bath Category. Evoking pure symmetry, Soho is a fresh and contemporary design highlighting clear optical glass and elegant new soft golf finish. To add to its geometric theme, Soho’s understated design is complemented by a slim profile spout.

A Toast to Collaboration

THG recently celebrated their new collaboration with Loom Luxury Linens by hosting an elegant champagne mixer at the Loom Luxury Linens store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Loom Luxury Linens offers refined, tailored yacht and home fashions to meet special sizing and design specifications. At the event, designers and other guests previewed new products from THG and Loom Luxury Linens while enjoying the company of South Florida’s esteemed design community – and bubbly champagne. We’d like to give a special thanks to all of those who attended and present some photo highlights from the event below.

Métamorphose and Anoa collections in dazzling gold finish

Profil by Jamie Drake with Lalique clear crystal

Dahlia with Lalique clear crystal

THG-Paris Sponsors International SeaKeepers Society’s Gala Honoring Fabien Cousteau

THG-Paris was proud to serve as an Explorer sponsor at a private waterfront dinner and reception on November 5th to honor this year’s recipient of The International SeaKeepers Society’s prestigious SeaKeeper Award: Fabien Cousteau. The International SeaKeepers Society is a not-for-profit organization focusing on the health of the world’s oceans and climate. SeaKeepers works with the boating and yachting community to take advantage of their unique potential in order to further marine research and to raise awareness about the issues our oceans face. The SeaKeeper Award is awarded to leaders in the field. The evening celebrated the work of Fabien Cousteau, highlighting his extensive achievements, and also presented the latest 2015 missions aboard the SeaKeepers DISCOVERY Yacht Fleet.

Cristal de Lalique Papillon faucet

Because we have been outfitting luxury yachts with our opulent products for more than 50 years, we were thrilled to support this very special organization and cause to help build global ocean initiatives. As Explorer sponsor, we also donated a captivating Cristal de Lalique Papillon faucet in the shape of beautiful butterflies for an online auction to raise money for the International SeaKeepers Society.

All proceeds of the special gala and auction support the International SeaKeepers Society DISCOVERY Yachts Program, which provides privately owned vessels to facilitate ocean research, scientific discovery, community outreach and education. From hosting learning excursions for underprivileged kids to facilitating scientific research for genome sequencing; yachts provide the platform to enable these accomplishments.

Fabien Cousteau

Grandson of Jacques Yves Cousteau and son of Jean Michel Cousteau III (who received the SeaKeeper Award in 1996 – and surprised his son by presenting the award), Fabien continues his family’s legacy to protect and preserve the ocean as a dedicated activist, explorer and filmmaker. Fabien is well-known for his shark documentaries, including “Attack of the Mystery Shark,” based on a series of shark attacks along the New Jersey shoreline in 1916, and “Mind of a Demon,” which focuses on the mysterious nature of sharks.

THG-Paris’ Regional Manager and Yachting Specialist Aran Swart and Yachting and Partnership Manager Sophie Durand

The SeaKeeper Award reception and gala also coincided with the 56th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show where we showcased our latest collections, including new designs in collaboration with Lalique, Manufacture de Monaco and DAUM.

THG-Paris Debuts New Bath Designs in Full Bloom

THG-Paris is proud to unveil two blossoming new floral bath fitting collections as part of their established partnerships with two world-renowned crystal houses: Dahlia, in collaboration with the premier French crystal house Lalique, and Rose, the latest collaboration with distinguished French crystal maker DAUM.

 

Lalique-Dahlia

Lalique Dahlia

Seductive and sophisticated with intricate details in crystal and finely crafted metal, Dahlia is a poetic design modeled after the famous Dahlia beauty box created by René Lalique in 1931. THG and Lalique’s designers have taken this iconic Lalique pattern and created unique crystal handles in the shape of delicate Dahlia flowers, which the skilled Lalique masters produce. Each flower handle is crowned by the iconic Dahlia and set in place by THG’s beautiful bezel setting. A smooth, wide, curved spout with intricate fluting on its sides – with stepped pedestal to match the base of each handle – is the perfect companion for this timeless and elegant design.

Lalique’s artisans use a technique that requires great dexterity and precision to create the bas-relief Dahlia pattern throughout the crystal. THG’s expert artisans have flawlessly translated this design into a series of bath fixtures and matching accessories using the same technical expertise and ingenuity applied to their previous, highly regarded Lalique bath collections.

 

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DAUM Rose

A soft, graceful design for the bath, Rose incorporates DAUM’s signature Rose flower, which is flawlessly re-imagined by THG’s designers. Rose by both form and hue, this newest collection is romantic and sensual. Each delicate and ornate DAUM Rose offers beautiful sculptural qualities and color variation, perched atop a beautiful curved pedestal with subtle details on each THG handle. The series is artfully arranged with a beautiful, wide, curved spout with intricate fluting on its sides and stepped pedestal.

Rose’s translucent yet rich blush color is achieved by the art of pâte de verre (lost-wax cast), which allows for precise placement of particular glass colors in the mold. DAUM’s master artists fill the mold with multicolored crystal fragments, and after a delicate firing process, the mold is broken, revealing the pâte-de-cristal sculpture. DAUM remains one of the true crystal art-houses that has perfected this technique. Considering that each piece is cast by hand and each mold is broken, every piece of crystal in the DAUM Rose collection holds its own individuality, and no two faucets are alike.

Both Lalique Dahlia and DAUM Rose offer various configurations for basins, matching bath tub and shower systems, and a range of matching accessories incorporating the Dahlia or Rose flower design. Each series is available in more than 35 finishes, including THG’s new, luxurious contemporary Rose Gold.

THG-Paris and the Fine Art of Luxury Brand Collaboration

When in the presence of remarkably well-crafted products, a euphoric feeling immediately overtakes the senses. A powerful sensation that’s substantial yet sensual, palpable yet difficult to define: a true je ne sais quoi.

In the decorative hardware world, only one company brings this same feeling to the bath: THG-Paris. THG’s artisans tool, cast, mold and finish each of their exquisite products by hand using celebrated techniques passed down through generations. The beauty, the craftsmanship, the sophistication – the qualities of these immaculate objects seem to transcend the everyday world, possessing a unique inner glow.

Handcrafting exquisite faucets and accessories to the highest possible standards, THG turns to world class brands to help make their inspired creations; world-renowned ateliers like Lalique, DAUM, Baccarat, Christofle and Manufacture de Monaco. With rich histories rooted in masterful and meticulous craftsmanship, these recognized brands leave no detail overlooked, creating products of the highest quality and splendor for the most discerning tastes. And in turn, these brands entrust THG with their reputations because they know only THG is capable of meeting their extraordinary standards.

Oftentimes, THG’s collaborations begin with an idea from these brands. An exceptional detail, embellishment or design can inspire THG to craft it into a unique collection – and experience – for the home and bath. Highlighting these renowned partnerships, here is a snapshot of some of THG’s most beautiful luxury brand collaborations.

 

Lalique

Pomme

Pomme (the French translation for “apple”) is a beautiful, sculptural design that has been a part of Lalique’s collection for many years. With handles in the shape of alluring apples, the original Lalique design remains almost untouched, set on understated, round metal pedestals.

For more than a decade, THG has collaborated with Lalique, a brand internationally recognized for creating crystal objects d’art, jewelry and beautiful porcelain.

 

DAUM

Rose

A bold work of artistry, Rose’s delicate DAUM crystal handles offer beautiful variations in color, with no two alike and each piece signed.

DAUM, the legendary French art crystal atelier celebrated for its mastery of the pâte-de-verre technique, uses a lost-wax method to make a mold for the sculptural elements incorporated into THG’s Rose.

 

Baccarat

Pétale de Cristal

Bearing the distinctive Baccarat imprint, Pétale de Cristal offers beautiful, deep colors in opulent crystal. Each translucent, lotus flower-shaped handle becomes a true bathroom jewel that could only be conceived by THG.

Beyond Crystal

Beyond Crystal is the first THG series to incorporate an optional LED system. This soft accent allows the vibrant, pure Baccarat crystal to glow with the gentle ambiance of soft candlelight.

Baccarat is internationally renowned for their unparalleled quality, clarity and intense colors in crystal, and THG has translated this mastery flawlessly in numerous collaborations. Both THG and Baccarat have been awarded the prestigious EPV Quality Label, illustrating that THG’s brand and standards are in perfect symmetry with the crystal atelier.

 

Manufacture de Monaco

Monte Carlo

A finer example of THG’s meticulous crafting capabilities could not be better translated than with THG’s two interpretations of Manufacture de Monaco’s iconic designs. First, THG re-imagines the Alhambra pattern with Monte Carlo, which incorporates 24 karat gold, porcelain and Swarovski® crystals.

Wedding

Second, the purity of Wedding is derived from Manufacture de Monaco’s Wedding collection of fine tableware to create a stunning, dazzling collection.

Created in collaboration with the esteemed porcelain house Manufacture de Monaco, both collections bear the official title of “Purveyor by the appointment of His Serene Highness the Prince of Monaco.”

 

Christofle

Malmaison

Adorned with intricate lotus leaves and delicate palmettes, THG’s Malmaison translates this iconic Christofle pattern into pure artistry for the bath.

Christofle, the premier designer of French silver and decorative arts in jewelry, tableware and home accents, entrusts two of their most iconic patterns to THG.