For the first time ever, THG-Paris participated in the 25th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design in New York. With more than 500 exhibitors from more than 30 countries, ICFF showcases the best in design and innovation on a global stage – and this year was bigger and better than ever. The stunning, grandiose THG-Paris booth definitely turned heads and impressed all with amazing mini-installations highlighting their four newest collections in partnership with Baccarat crystal, Christofle silver and our newest design with Lalique as well as our established collections.\
First, we were very excited to introduce the vibrant Pétale de Cristal collection in collaboration with a leader in fine French crystal, Baccarat – designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon. Inspired by the delicate lotus flower, this breath-taking showstopper is offered in many colors including the deep and famous, Baccarat red (made from adding gold to special elements), bold blue, and the mysterious and unexpected black and clear crystal (available with gold accented detailing). The installation featured an impressive Baccarat mirror and beautiful Baccarat sconces adorned with Baccarat red crystal – which seamlessly matched THG’s red faucet handles. This installation provided a visual and tactile experience, enabling attendees to see, touch and feel the collection and appreciate the clarity and bold colors of the Petale de Cristal collection.
We were also very proud to introduce two brand new collections in collaboration with Christofle silver offering both modern and traditional designs. First, Collection O by Studio Putman merges the talents of THG, Christofle and the late French interior and product designer Andrée Putman. Inspired by Putman’s Vertigo Collection for Christofle, the modern and artistic collection’s main focus is a beautiful ring that is neither really round, nor oblong, twisting on the bottom with a rounded effect. The collection is available in a variety of chrome and gold finishes. Collection O was awarded an “M Likes” at ICFF – which included a prestigious “M Likes” plaque from Metropolis magazine.
Also in partnership with Christofle is the celebrated, classic and traditional Collection Malmaison. Collection Malmaison translates Christofle’s intricate and ornate Malmaison pattern into a beautiful collection of bath fittings and accessories. With an Empire design inspired by Roman architecture, aspects of the faucets, handles and accessories are handcrafted and with delicate reed-like appearance combined with elegant palmette finial accents.
The Christofle Collection O and Collection Malmaison installations featured authentic Christofle furniture and accessories such as a small platter from the Vertigo Collection and a classic candelabra from their Malmaison collection. These items really allowed attendees to see up close how well THG-Paris has transitioned these designs into their dedicated bath collections – especially the detail of the Malmaison pattern. As another visual representation of how these collections can work together, a Vertigo keepsake box with blue detail sat atop the counter in the Baccarat, Pétale de Cristal installation.
Paying homage to THG’s long-standing partnership with Lalique, THG unveiled the exquisite Perle in an amazing all-encompassing installation which included the tub filler and widespread lavatory set, adorned with a Lalique mirror and crystal wall accents illuminated by light, along with beautiful Lalique votive holders. Also designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, Perle imbues prestige and modernity, defined by a necklace of transparent satin crystal pearl droplets engraved along the spout and refined cylindrical handles and is offered in chrome, nickel, polished luxbrass and gold finishes.
THG’s involvement at ICFF exceeded our expectations and we believe that our latest collections gave designers, architects and homeowners a chance to see, first-hand how THG-Paris can bring a crowning touch to the bath that is exceptional and unlike any other luxury fitting.
Check out the gallery for an up close look at all of THG’s ICFF displays.