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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.