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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.

THG Debuts Sparkling New Collections at Maison&Objet Americas and ICFF

THG at Maison&Object

Our THG-Paris team recently returned from two back-to-back internationally acclaimed trade shows, held in the United States, where we introduced our newest collections for 2015. The first venue was Maison&Objet Americas in Miami. Maison&Objet has always taken place in Paris (where THG exhibits and is always a sensation), but this was the first time the high-profile, “crème de la crème” show exhibited in America! Maison&Objet highlights the latest home fashions and luxury designs from premier French brands – making this the perfect exhibition to debut our latest products from our THG master craftsmen and prestigious collaborators! Our owners and managing directors Michel and Laurence Gosse, Anne-Sophie Gosse and Laurent Heilpern spent the entire week at the show meeting with clients, media and special guests.

THG

The Maison&Objet booth featured intricately designed vignettes showcasing new collections as well as our established and iconic designs of recent years. The booth was constantly buzzing with attendees and press coming in to see and touch the beautiful fixtures and accessories. A highlight was the chance to see our two collections with esteemed porcelain house Manufacture de Monaco, bearing the official title of “Purveyor by the appointment of His Serene Highness the Prince of Monaco.” The releases, Monte Carlo and Wedding, were able to be viewed up close with a magnifying glass (yes, we provided a high-power loop), allowing attendees to truly appreciate the intricate details and perfected combination of Swarovski® crystals, porcelain and gold and platinum. No other hardware manufacturer would attempt to have a person scrutinize their products, but for us, this is part of what makes us so special.

A closer look at Manufacture de Monaco Monte Carlo

A closer look at Manufacture de Monaco Monte Carlo

Manufacture de Monaco Wedding

Manufacture de Monaco Wedding

THG’s North American Director Pedro Uranga also starred in the “Design Tourist” series as part of a Maison&Objet special report about luxury bath trends. THG’s “Jewelry for the Bath” designs were highlighted and showcased throughout the segment. Click here to see the video.

Pedro Uranga gets interviewed for "The Design Tourist"

Pedro Uranga gets interviewed for "The Design Tourist"

Immediately following Maison&Objet, THG-Paris jetted over to New York City for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, known as ICFF. This highly anticipated show represents the industry’s latest, most innovative and evocative fashions in interior design, architecture, furnishings, and quite simply, really cool art and products. We actually showcased in two booth locations this year: a dedicated curated display of our latest contemporary designs and new collections, as well as upstairs in the expanded ICFF section where the Luxe Home + Design Pavilion was set up.

THG at ICFF

THG at ICFF

Designers, specifiers, contractors, media, students and general design enthusiasts explored the hundreds of inspiring exhibitions, with many drawn in by THG’s exceptional, sparkling designs. Major hits at ICFF were Collection O in our new Rose Gold finish, as well as the new Manufacture de Monaco collections, which were front and center (with the magnifying glass) so guests could see each intricate pattern. Other attendees were intrigued by Saint-Germain and Beaubourg – THG’s refined, industrial-inspired faucet designs – as well as our magical Baccarat collections, Beyond Crystal and Petale de Cristal, which added vibrant color to the dazzling booth. To bring a brilliant finishing touch to the booth design, a glistening Baccarat crystal chandelier was suspended over the space.

Collection O in Rose Gold

Collection O in Rose Gold

Juan Martin shows the intricate details of the Monte Carlo

Juan Martin shows the intricate details of the Monte Carlo

Manufacture de Monaco Monte Carlo in 24K White Gold

Manufacture de Monaco Monte Carlo in 24K White Gold

Métamorphose by Studio Putman with white ceramic levers

Métamorphose by Studio Putman with white ceramic levers

Both shows proved to be enormous successes. It always rewards our team and THG family that our collections – both previously launched and new – continue to inspire and evoke a sense of splendor, luxury and art de vivre.

11th Annual HD Awards – Beaubourg Winner and Métamorphose Finalist!

We are excited to announce that THG’s new refined industrial-inspired collection, Beaubourg has won an HD (Hospitality Design) Award in the bath category! In addition, Métamorphose, THG’s contemporary collection in collaboration with Studio Putman, was also selected as a finalist in the bath category. There were more than 340 entries for the 11th annual HD Awards, so this is a huge honor and a testament to THG’s exquisite design and ingenuity.

 

 

The 11th Annual HD Awards were presented at a special ceremony on Wednesday, June 3rd at Guastavino’s in New York. THG’s local Northeast Regional Manager, Bryan Bussan proudly accepted the awards.

The HD Awards are sponsored by Hospitality Design magazine – which also features Beaubourg and Métamorphose in a special awards section in their June issue.

 

THG’s Monte Carlo Wins CTC&G Reader’s Choice Award!

We are thrilled to share another award for THG’s newest product! The lavish Monte Carlo bath collection in collaboration with Manufacture de Monaco was recently awarded the Connecticut Cottages & Gardens (CTC&G) Innovation in Design Award – 2015 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Product Design! This announcement was made at the 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards’ ceremony on May 19th at The Greenwich Country Club. THG’s Monte Carlo was the winner against 10 other products in the category!

This award is fresh off its debut at Maison & Objet Americas in Miami and ICFF, which just wrapped up in New York City! It is no surprise that THG’s Monte Carlo won! Monte Carlo is a dramatic, chic-baroque bath series in collaboration with the esteemed porcelain house, Manufacture de Monaco, bearing the official title of ‘Purveyor by the appointment of His Serene Highness the Prince of Monaco’. The lavish collection incorporates fine porcelain and Swarovski® crystals combined with 24 karat gold to create intricate multi-layers that reveal a very detailed and structured design reminiscent of antique filigree jewelry.

THG’s Monte Carlo series is presented in two variations, 24 karat yellow gold decorated with deep black Swarovski® crystals and 24 karat white gold adorned with clear Swarovski® crystals. Each handle is a true work of art and pure craftsmanship, featuring multiple patterns in 24 karat gold, Swarovski® crystals and sculpted brass. Monte Carlo offers two spout options that take the range from elegantly eclectic to classical sophistication. First, a classic fluted spout with detailed beading to match the base of each handle communicates a more traditional or purest style. Second, THG’s baroque Cygne swan spout creates a larger statement with elegance and flair to create a bathroom setting that is palatial or even avant-garde. In the graceful form of a delicate swan, the hand chased artistry on the solid brass faucetry shows that no detail is left ignored.

THG-Paris wins “Best of BDwest” award

THG-Paris just returned from sunny San Diego, California at the Boutique Design West (BDwest) Trade Fair where they unveiled their three newest designs, Métamorphose, two industrial chic designs, Saint-Germain and Beaubourg, and their Downtown Collection.

Métamorphose received a “Best of BDwest Award” and our booth was also a finalist for best exhibit!

With the sun radiating upon our booth, our collections glistened and sparkled – catching the eye of many attendees and luring them into our pristine, museum quality booth. The show catered primarily to hospitality and contract specifiers, however architects, designers and interior design enthusiasts were also in attendance.

North American director Pedro Uranga shared the history of THG-Paris with attendees, while Juan Martin and Bryan Bussan gave insight into the small details in each collection. Upcoming projects within the hospitality and contract market were also explored and discussed. The warm weather was balanced by a warm reception at the show.

Next up: Sunny Miami for Maison&Objet Americas and ICFF in NYC!

 

From left to right: Juan Martin, Bryan Bussan, and Pedro Uranga