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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.

THG-Paris and Christofle Intimate Reception

The Christofle Studio recently held an exclusive, private reception for their VIP clients to celebrate Christofle’s exquisite bath fitting collections in collaboration with THG-Paris: Collection O by Studio Putman and Collection Malmaison.

Located in West Hollywood in the center of the Design Quarter in Los Angeles on Melrose Place among the hottest designers – and restaurants, the Christofle Studio was also excited to unveil their new, remodeled studio as well as the permanent installation of Collection O by Studio Putman in their guest powder room. The newly designed space is completely remodeled with beautiful new carpeting and soft patterned fabric on the walls, creating a European elegance. The new “studio” layout gives designers a comfortable atmosphere to work on their current projects.

The intimate event brought out some of the most prolific designers in the area including Fernando Diaz, Jean Pinto, Suzanne Furst and Beth Hakes. Hosted by Ofelia Keller and Janette Buenrostro of Christofle Studio and Juan Martin of THG-Paris, guests sipped champagne and enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres while they learned about the inspiration and expert craftsmanship of Collection O by Studio Putman and Collection Malmaison.

A good time was had by all!

From left to right: Janette Buenrostro, Suzanne Furst, Ofelia Keller, Juan Martin, Fernando Diaz, Jean Pinto, Beth Hakes

From left to right: Juan Martin, Fernando Diaz, Suzanne Furst

From left to right: Janette Buenrostro, Ofelia Keller, Juan Martin

 

THG’s Beyond Crystal Wins PIA Award

THG’s Beyond Crystal Has Won Architectural Products Magazine’s Prestigious Product Innovation Award!

We are proud to announce that THG’s Beyond Crystal – their second collaboration with Baccarat – is the recipient of the 2014 Product Innovation Award (PIA) from Architectural Products magazine! The PIAs determine and honor innovation in the development and refinement of buildings-related products that range the gamut from cladding systems to interior finishes.

Awarded the PIA in the restroom products/plumbing equipment category, Beyond Crystal was selected by a group of 50 independent industry professionals including architects and interior designers. Judges were asked to assign a numerical grade to each entry and comment on particular aspects of the product they found innovative or intriguing.

“Our first series with Baccarat, Pétale de Cristal is our most successful collection to date, so we are thrilled that this new, contemporary series has been recognized among the design community and industry experts,” said Pedro Uranga, North American director of THG-Paris. “This modern design incorporating Baccarat’s signature colors such as deep red and colbalt blue is widely popular among our extensive clientele, as well as those seeking something modern and different. Beyond Crystal is also the perfect series to debut our optional LED enhancements, offering variations of the beautiful colors in light.”

To access the November issue of Architectural Products Magazine with the PIA winners, visit www.arch-products.com.

THG-Paris At B&C Select Fall Market

THG-Paris gave the West Coast a glimpse of their upcoming Beyond Crystal collection, their second partnership with Baccarat during Fall Market 2014 at B&C Select at the Laguna Design Center. The display took up a full wall of the showroom and gave attendees a great introduction to the collection.

The full day event included a cocktail and macaroon reception in the early evening, followed by an exclusive, intimate VIP dinner hosted by THG-Paris at Raya at the Ritz in which designers learned more about the artistry and craftsmanship involved with making each one of a kind fixture. Tables sparkled with THG “jewelry” and the conversation flowed during a special dinner of French cuisine and wine.

Beyond Crystal is a vibrant, jewelry inspired contemporary design with THG’s introduction of an innovative LED system. A dramatic, elongated spout inspired by a swan’s neck also adds to its allure. As in THG’s successful first series with Baccarat, Petale de Cristal, Beyond Crystal is meticulously hand crafted and exemplifies the impeccable color and quality standards of Baccarat and THG.

From left to right: Pedro Uranga, Rebecca Whiteleather, Bruce Whiteleather, Juan Martin