Luxury Bath Atelier Teams Up with Renowned Designer to Create New Collections
THG’s West Coast series features inlays within the faucet handles of either black or white onyx or a Guilloché metal pattern. The Guilloché is a decorative technique in which a precise, intricate and repetitive pattern is mechanically engraved into an underlying material via engine turning. This technique, which was a popular motif in fine watches and decorative accessories in the 1920s, allows for greater delicacy, precision and closeness of line. Corrigan’s signature sophisticated European design aesthetic displays further with belted waist and finial details on the handles and spouts.
Grand Central incorporates fluted metalwork on the spout and handles reminiscent of the columns outside New York’s Grand Central Station. Similar to West Coast, black or white onyx inlays are featured within each handle, as well as the belted waist and finial details on all handles and spouts.
“I have always been so impressed by the beautiful design and extraordinary attention to detail that one finds in all of the work of THG-Paris that I cannot but compare them to jewelry for the bathroom,” said Corrigan. “I tried to mix the best of both worlds into this new collection – both Grand Central and West Coast (pictured) reflect a combination of French classicism and all-American boldness and optimism.”
“Because THG’s products are so much like jewelry for the bathroom, I decided to look at the period when the great jewelry companies in France and America (Cartier and Tifffany’s) were doing some of their most extraordinary work (in the 20s and 30s) and used some of the design elements of that time to incorporate them into a more modern esthetic for today,” said Corrigan. “Like all really good design, I strived to develop a collection that is timeless and will look just as beautiful 20 years from now as it does today. Investing in a new bathroom should be something that will withstand the test of time!” Pictured is the Grand Central Collection.