THG® Paris, the leading French atelier for the bath whose collaborations with prestigious brands include Lalique, Baccarat and Christofle, announced its latest collection – a collaboration with internationally recognized interior design team Gilles & Boissier. Known for their signature approach of blending elegance with creativity, Gilles & Boissier revisit the styling of a Baccarat crystal lamp they designed for the Baccarat Hotel in New York for the new THG Paris bath collection, with the fixture’s faceted crystal sides recalling the transparency of water. This is the first of three new 2018 collections from THG Paris.
Les Ondes, which is French for “waves,” is the first product collaboration between THG Paris and the design duo of Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier, but not the first partnership. Gilles & Boissier has designed and outfitted several projects with THG Paris products, including the Baccarat Hotel property.
“Designing a tap line was a first for us,” said Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier. “This tap line was inspired by a lamp we had designed for the Baccarat Hotel. It’s a clear-crystal, faceted lamp. We thought of crystal, of crystal’s reflections, of a sense of flow, of water. This tap derives from this lamp.”
Founded in 2004, the internationally recognized house of Gilles & Boissier has completed several projects including residential and hospitality spaces, luxury boutiques and lifestyle restaurants. Yet, it is the constant refinement of their clients that has pushed them into designing Moncler stores for Remo Ruffini, alongside his latest residence on Lake Como, Italy. Gilles & Boissier has also designed Hakkassan restaurants in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, New York, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Their work has been featured in Condé Nast Traveler, Elle Décor and Departures Magazine, among others.
“We are privileged to have Patrick and Dorothée translate their signature stylings into an exclusive bath collection for our brand,” said Pedro Uranga, North American director of THG Paris. “As only Gilles & Boissier can, they have perfectly combined two unique design styles into one elegant, cohesive collection that has resulted in the making of an iconic modern classic design.”
Merging classic and modern stylings, the Gilles & Boissier collection displays timeless design suffused with French elegance. Drawing inspiration from the transparency of water, on top of the faucet’s 10-sided faceted base sits a trident-shaped brace reminiscent of Neptune, a Roman sea deity. The collection is available with cross or lever handles, and like all THG Paris products, is offered in various configurations for basins, matching bathtub and shower systems and a range of matching accessories. THG Paris offers a variety of finishes to complement each design, including but not limited to chrome, nickel and soft gold.
In addition to the collection’s debut at the AD Design Show, the new collection will display in THG Paris’ design center in the Decoration & Design Building in New York.
About THG Paris
Based near Normandy, France, the house of Tetard-Haudiquez-Grisoni (THG®Paris) is world-renowned for its exquisite, handcrafted collections of faucets and accessories for the bath. THG Paris’ collections are comprised of over 250,000 products and are found in luxury architectural residences, hotels, resorts, yachts and royal palaces worldwide. Bearing a long-standing tradition of aligning with similar-minded luxury brands, THG Paris maintains partnerships with Haviland, Lalique, Bernardaud, DAUM, Baccarat, Christofle and Manufacture de Monaco. Many of their collections are also created by high-profile designers including Timothy Corrigan, Pierre-Yves Rochon, Alberto Pinto, Jamie Drake, Rémi Tessier and Studio Putman. These alliances enhance THG Paris’ craftsmanship to create products that are unparalleled in their look, composition and design, bringing opulence and artistry to fine baths everywhere. THG Paris received an EPV (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant) Quality Label by the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry. This prestigious citation is given to companies that preserve ongoing artisan craftsmanship traditions, emblematic of French ingenuity and specific to a dedicated region and part of France’s rich cultural heritage.