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60 Year Anniversary Celebration

A Toast to THG Paris: May the Legacy Continue Another 60 Years.

THG Paris recently culminated its 60 year celebration, honoring their history of crafting the finest fixtures available, by holding an intimate cocktail reception on Paris’ Rue Du Faubourg Saint-Honoré for close customers and partners — the extended THG family. In fact, one could say the theme of the evening was family.

To understand how a lavish evening filled with champagne, fine food and THG’s Numero 60 display could be about “family” one must examine the humble beginnings of the company itself.

THG’s origins begin with the meeting of three men, Julien Haudiquez, Andre Tetard, and Alexandre Grisoni, together T, H and G. Over the years and through partnerships with prestigious designers and other luxury brands, the company evolved into the industry leader it is today, setting the standard for all to follow.

All of those designers, companies and individuals who’ve been involved in the evolution of THG throughout the years are considered part of the THG family — a true heritage of partnership and mutual esteem. The Numero 60 collection, created in honor of this very important anniversary and displayed prominently during the evening’s festivities, reflects this very belief. A special rendition of its premier ‘Pétale de Cristal’ collection, Pierre-Yves Rochon designed Numero 60 with a synergy that showcases THG’s impeccable fine craftsmanship in finish detail and Baccarat’s exemplary capabilities in fine crystal and jewelry.

The connection to family runs deeper than even these close and continued collaborations. Interestingly, Mr. Tétard (T) married the daughter of Mr. Haudiquez (H). Their daughter, Laurence Tétard, met and married Michel Gosse, current CEO of THG. Together they’ve carried the torch along via the original family members.

The crowning image of the special evening was one of Madame Laurence and Monsieur Gosse, standing before those closest to the company and introducing their own children, who will be joining the company, thus carrying on the proud family legacy that THG has built over the past 60 years.

Truly, THG is more than an average company and deserved every toast to its future

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 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.

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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.

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.