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THG-Paris Sponsors International SeaKeepers Society’s Gala Honoring Fabien Cousteau

THG-Paris was proud to serve as an Explorer sponsor at a private waterfront dinner and reception on November 5th to honor this year’s recipient of The International SeaKeepers Society’s prestigious SeaKeeper Award: Fabien Cousteau. The International SeaKeepers Society is a not-for-profit organization focusing on the health of the world’s oceans and climate. SeaKeepers works with the boating and yachting community to take advantage of their unique potential in order to further marine research and to raise awareness about the issues our oceans face. The SeaKeeper Award is awarded to leaders in the field. The evening celebrated the work of Fabien Cousteau, highlighting his extensive achievements, and also presented the latest 2015 missions aboard the SeaKeepers DISCOVERY Yacht Fleet.

Cristal de Lalique Papillon faucet

Because we have been outfitting luxury yachts with our opulent products for more than 50 years, we were thrilled to support this very special organization and cause to help build global ocean initiatives. As Explorer sponsor, we also donated a captivating Cristal de Lalique Papillon faucet in the shape of beautiful butterflies for an online auction to raise money for the International SeaKeepers Society.

All proceeds of the special gala and auction support the International SeaKeepers Society DISCOVERY Yachts Program, which provides privately owned vessels to facilitate ocean research, scientific discovery, community outreach and education. From hosting learning excursions for underprivileged kids to facilitating scientific research for genome sequencing; yachts provide the platform to enable these accomplishments.

Fabien Cousteau

Grandson of Jacques Yves Cousteau and son of Jean Michel Cousteau III (who received the SeaKeeper Award in 1996 – and surprised his son by presenting the award), Fabien continues his family’s legacy to protect and preserve the ocean as a dedicated activist, explorer and filmmaker. Fabien is well-known for his shark documentaries, including “Attack of the Mystery Shark,” based on a series of shark attacks along the New Jersey shoreline in 1916, and “Mind of a Demon,” which focuses on the mysterious nature of sharks.

THG-Paris’ Regional Manager and Yachting Specialist Aran Swart and Yachting and Partnership Manager Sophie Durand

The SeaKeeper Award reception and gala also coincided with the 56th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show where we showcased our latest collections, including new designs in collaboration with Lalique, Manufacture de Monaco and DAUM.

THG-Paris Debuts New Bath Designs in Full Bloom

THG-Paris is proud to unveil two blossoming new floral bath fitting collections as part of their established partnerships with two world-renowned crystal houses: Dahlia, in collaboration with the premier French crystal house Lalique, and Rose, the latest collaboration with distinguished French crystal maker DAUM.

 

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Lalique Dahlia

Seductive and sophisticated with intricate details in crystal and finely crafted metal, Dahlia is a poetic design modeled after the famous Dahlia beauty box created by René Lalique in 1931. THG and Lalique’s designers have taken this iconic Lalique pattern and created unique crystal handles in the shape of delicate Dahlia flowers, which the skilled Lalique masters produce. Each flower handle is crowned by the iconic Dahlia and set in place by THG’s beautiful bezel setting. A smooth, wide, curved spout with intricate fluting on its sides – with stepped pedestal to match the base of each handle – is the perfect companion for this timeless and elegant design.

Lalique’s artisans use a technique that requires great dexterity and precision to create the bas-relief Dahlia pattern throughout the crystal. THG’s expert artisans have flawlessly translated this design into a series of bath fixtures and matching accessories using the same technical expertise and ingenuity applied to their previous, highly regarded Lalique bath collections.

 

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DAUM Rose

A soft, graceful design for the bath, Rose incorporates DAUM’s signature Rose flower, which is flawlessly re-imagined by THG’s designers. Rose by both form and hue, this newest collection is romantic and sensual. Each delicate and ornate DAUM Rose offers beautiful sculptural qualities and color variation, perched atop a beautiful curved pedestal with subtle details on each THG handle. The series is artfully arranged with a beautiful, wide, curved spout with intricate fluting on its sides and stepped pedestal.

Rose’s translucent yet rich blush color is achieved by the art of pâte de verre (lost-wax cast), which allows for precise placement of particular glass colors in the mold. DAUM’s master artists fill the mold with multicolored crystal fragments, and after a delicate firing process, the mold is broken, revealing the pâte-de-cristal sculpture. DAUM remains one of the true crystal art-houses that has perfected this technique. Considering that each piece is cast by hand and each mold is broken, every piece of crystal in the DAUM Rose collection holds its own individuality, and no two faucets are alike.

Both Lalique Dahlia and DAUM Rose offer various configurations for basins, matching bath tub and shower systems, and a range of matching accessories incorporating the Dahlia or Rose flower design. Each series is available in more than 35 finishes, including THG’s new, luxurious contemporary Rose Gold.

THG-Paris and the Fine Art of Luxury Brand Collaboration

When in the presence of remarkably well-crafted products, a euphoric feeling immediately overtakes the senses. A powerful sensation that’s substantial yet sensual, palpable yet difficult to define: a true je ne sais quoi.

In the decorative hardware world, only one company brings this same feeling to the bath: THG-Paris. THG’s artisans tool, cast, mold and finish each of their exquisite products by hand using celebrated techniques passed down through generations. The beauty, the craftsmanship, the sophistication – the qualities of these immaculate objects seem to transcend the everyday world, possessing a unique inner glow.

Handcrafting exquisite faucets and accessories to the highest possible standards, THG turns to world class brands to help make their inspired creations; world-renowned ateliers like Lalique, DAUM, Baccarat, Christofle and Manufacture de Monaco. With rich histories rooted in masterful and meticulous craftsmanship, these recognized brands leave no detail overlooked, creating products of the highest quality and splendor for the most discerning tastes. And in turn, these brands entrust THG with their reputations because they know only THG is capable of meeting their extraordinary standards.

Oftentimes, THG’s collaborations begin with an idea from these brands. An exceptional detail, embellishment or design can inspire THG to craft it into a unique collection – and experience – for the home and bath. Highlighting these renowned partnerships, here is a snapshot of some of THG’s most beautiful luxury brand collaborations.

 

Lalique

Pomme

Pomme (the French translation for “apple”) is a beautiful, sculptural design that has been a part of Lalique’s collection for many years. With handles in the shape of alluring apples, the original Lalique design remains almost untouched, set on understated, round metal pedestals.

For more than a decade, THG has collaborated with Lalique, a brand internationally recognized for creating crystal objects d’art, jewelry and beautiful porcelain.

 

DAUM

Rose

A bold work of artistry, Rose’s delicate DAUM crystal handles offer beautiful variations in color, with no two alike and each piece signed.

DAUM, the legendary French art crystal atelier celebrated for its mastery of the pâte-de-verre technique, uses a lost-wax method to make a mold for the sculptural elements incorporated into THG’s Rose.

 

Baccarat

Pétale de Cristal

Bearing the distinctive Baccarat imprint, Pétale de Cristal offers beautiful, deep colors in opulent crystal. Each translucent, lotus flower-shaped handle becomes a true bathroom jewel that could only be conceived by THG.

Beyond Crystal

Beyond Crystal is the first THG series to incorporate an optional LED system. This soft accent allows the vibrant, pure Baccarat crystal to glow with the gentle ambiance of soft candlelight.

Baccarat is internationally renowned for their unparalleled quality, clarity and intense colors in crystal, and THG has translated this mastery flawlessly in numerous collaborations. Both THG and Baccarat have been awarded the prestigious EPV Quality Label, illustrating that THG’s brand and standards are in perfect symmetry with the crystal atelier.

 

Manufacture de Monaco

Monte Carlo

A finer example of THG’s meticulous crafting capabilities could not be better translated than with THG’s two interpretations of Manufacture de Monaco’s iconic designs. First, THG re-imagines the Alhambra pattern with Monte Carlo, which incorporates 24 karat gold, porcelain and Swarovski® crystals.

Wedding

Second, the purity of Wedding is derived from Manufacture de Monaco’s Wedding collection of fine tableware to create a stunning, dazzling collection.

Created in collaboration with the esteemed porcelain house Manufacture de Monaco, both collections bear the official title of “Purveyor by the appointment of His Serene Highness the Prince of Monaco.”

 

Christofle

Malmaison

Adorned with intricate lotus leaves and delicate palmettes, THG’s Malmaison translates this iconic Christofle pattern into pure artistry for the bath.

Christofle, the premier designer of French silver and decorative arts in jewelry, tableware and home accents, entrusts two of their most iconic patterns to THG.

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.