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 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 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).
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.