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

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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.

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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

 

AD Home Design Show Recap

THG-Paris just returned from the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City where we unveiled three new designs and other stand out collections to a wide range of attendees including architects and designers.

This was THG’s first year exhibiting at the AD Show, and we were thrilled with the feedback. The booth remained busy for the entire show, and many attendees said that our booth looked like a curated museum. Attendees liked our specially designed pedestals with the latest collections, as well as our inviting vignettes. THG’s luxurious quality and beautiful designs were also easily recognized and captivated attendees as they walked the show floor, with many attendees coming into our booth to take a closer look and to touch and feel the beautiful solid brass designs in bath fittings.

 

This year, we introduced two refined interpretations of the industrial age, Beaubourg and Saint-Germain, as well as a new contemporary series, Metamorphose designed by Olivia Putman which also incorporates ceramic and fine carbon fiber into its optional lever handles. Here is some more information about our newest designs at the show:

 

 Métamorphose

Métamorphose is a study of transformation; a representation of art and pure craftsmanship, taking organic forms into geometric shapes and back again. Each faucet design begins with a cylindrical piece of brass which moves to a subtle square and ends in a round shape, resulting in a fluid, contemporary and unique bath design never before translated into architectural plumbing fixtures.

Designed by Olivia Putman (THG’s second series designed with Studio Putman), Métamorphose is a stunning representation of THG’s meticulous craftsmanship, ingenuity and expertise. In addition to its graceful, unique design, fine ceramic and space-tech carbon fiber traditionally used in fine jewelry and watches are incorporated into its optional lever handles.

Saint-Germain and Beaubourg

Saint-Germain and Beaubourg are inspired by the American Industrial Age. Each vintage design incorporates the look of elements found in factories and workshops in the 1950s, including industrial pipe, fittings and raw iron.

Saint-Germain and Beaubourg are true departures from THG’s regular offerings; while they both embody an industrial edge, each design instills the classic, refined details expected of the luxury brand. In true THG design fashion, industrial becomes chic and sophisticated with understated elegance and simplicity.


Saint-Germain

Saint-Germain is a radically new design with strong features that are dramatically different than THG’s traditional bath fixture collections. This series elegantly marries the look of raw iron, industrial steel bolts, tie-rods, washers and fasteners together with vintage levers and valve cross handles to create this nostalgic collection. With defined edges and a narrow spout reminiscent of piping with washer detail, the handles feature prominent octagonal nut accents with the same feature at the end of the spout (which is also a functional piece, as it serves as a removable aerator).


Beaubourg

The Industrial Age is reborn with the Beaubourg series, a refined interpretation of the industrial genre that incorporates the look of factory hardware, cast iron pipe and fittings, but goes a step further by finishing each element with round curves and soft, beveled edges. Each cross handle or lever sits on top of a spool-like base, resembling a loading dock pulley system, and the low, curved spout mimics a hub-and-pipe system. Accent details include subtle grooves on the handles and at the end of the spout. The result is an authentic, sophisticated and timeless design.