Interview with Lingerie Designer Chantal Thomass – Boudoir in the BathMay 4th, 2010
When acclaimed French lingerie designer Chantal Thomass moved her artistry from the boudoir to the bathroom, the results were decidedly “Ooh la la.” Infusing her penchant for sensual textures, feminine details and lush materials into stunning designs for the bath, Thomass seamlessly transitioned from brassiere to basin. The new line, Poemes, brought to life by THG®, is the result of a brilliant collaboration of décor and couture, a union Thomass sees as a logical transition. “Since I create intimate women’s clothes, and the bathroom is all about intimacy,” Thomass explains, “the merger made sense.” Much like her fashion ideology – which emphasizes the beauty and sensuality of the female form, and the seductive details that epitomize glamorous lingerie – Thomass’ design perspective gives similar attention to the wants and needs of women. “As a woman, the bathroom is an important space where you see yourself from every angle, apply your makeup and prepare yourself for the day,” Thomass notes. “With all of these activities taking place in the bathroom, you need to feel comfortable about yourself; hence the importance of having a beautiful bathroom.” And what woman wouldn’t love to surround herself in an environment as refined and alluring as Thomass’ bathroom oasis – delicate, chic, “a place of total seduction.” Mais, oui.