56,000-Square-Foot, Multi-Level Experience Features Dramatic Interior
Installations, Lush Terraces, Rooftop Park, an Interactive Design
Atelier and Expansive Collections from RH Interiors, RH Modern and RH
CORTE MADERA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 10, 2016--
RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. – NYSE: RH) announced today the
opening of RH Leawood, The Gallery at Town Center Plaza at 4800 West 119th
Street. RH Leawood represents the latest iteration of the brand’s
next-generation design galleries. Commanding three levels and 56,000
total interior and exterior square feet, this innovative new retail
experience features artistic installations of home furnishings in a
gallery setting – including an entire floor dedicated to RH Modern with
an integrated RH Contemporary Art Gallery. RH Leawood also includes an
interactive Design Atelier, a professional workspace that allows
customers, designers and architects to conceptualize and customize a
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“Our goal is to blur the lines between residential and retail, indoors
and outdoors, physical and digital, creating spaces that are more home
than store – spaces that inspire both ourselves and our clients to
conceptualize a new and more contemporary way of living,” says Gary
Friedman, RH Chairman & CEO.
RH Leawood marks Friedman’s ongoing collaboration with design architect
James Gillam of Backen, Gillam & Kroeger, a firm recognized as one of Architectural
Digest’s Top 100 architect and design firms in the world. "Great
architecture is at the core of our design ethos," Mr. Friedman
continued. "We either find it and readapt it, or as in the case of RH
Leawood, we build it."
Conceptualized as a transparent, multi-level contemporary structure
filled with fresh air and natural light, RH Leawood features a
charcoal-grey Venetian plaster exterior with an expanse of
glass-and-steel French doors that open onto a streetscape lined with
white oak and lacebark elm trees, winter gem boxwood and geometric
topiaries. Looking overhead, guests will admire lush garden terraces on
level two and a Rooftop Park with dozens of quaking aspen trees. As
night falls, the building is transformed through dramatic illumination,
highlighting the architectural details and landscaping.
Visitors will enter the Gallery through striking, 10-foot steel gates
inspired by the work of late-20th-century Venetian architect
Carlo Scarpa, and step into a bluestone and decomposed granite entry
courtyard flanked by dramatic loggias and complemented by the sound of
trickling fountains. Passing through a 25-foot wall of glass and steel,
guests will continue into the Gallery’s central hall with soaring
13-foot ceilings and a cast-stone Tuscan colonnade. Once indoors, they
will enjoy unobstructed views across the entire main level to the
corresponding courtyard beyond.
Along the periphery, barrel-vaulted passageways lead to a classical
arrangement of rooms with artistic lifestyle installations featuring RH
Interiors collections from internationally renowned designers, as well
as garden courtyards lush with Boston ivy and sweetbay magnolia trees.
Continuing their journey to the upper floors, visitors will ascend a
grand double floating staircase awash in natural light via a massive
skylight spanning 37 feet, three floors above. A spectacular
installation of 18 Helix crystal chandeliers hanging 50 feet overhead
highlights a composition of gilded antique mirrors cascading down the
stairwell to create an endless reflection and further illuminate the way.
On the second level, guests will discover a 10,000-square-foot
exhibition space presenting RH Modern, one of the largest curated and
fully integrated assortments of modern furnishings, lighting and décor
under one brand in the world. Developed in collaboration with a select
group of acclaimed global designers, RH Modern’s design vernacular
represents a fresh and innovative point of view, defined by a minimalist
aesthetic, the finest materials and maximum comfort. This immersive
space incorporates RH Contemporary Art – showcasing fine art, sculpture
and photography from a globally curated roster of artists – as well as
two expansive garden terraces punctuated by striking crystal and iron
chandeliers, billowing shade canopies and sculptural evergreens.
Level two also features RH Design Atelier – a dedicated
5,000-square-foot studio anchored by two, 25-foot custom tables offering
a fully integrated workspace for architects, designers and customers to
reimagine one room or an entire home, inside and out. Here, guests can
work with a highly experienced team trained in the RH design ethos
to create functional and elegant spaces. A place for collaboration and
ideation, RH Design Atelier features access to RH’s vast library of
fabrics, leathers, and furniture and lighting finishes – providing an
unprecedented level of design services.
“With the introduction of RH Design Services, we have now moved the
brand beyond creating and selling product to conceptualizing and selling
spaces,” says Mr. Friedman.
Additional RH Design Atelier resources include a Ben Soleimani rug
showroom displaying the fourth-generation designer’s hand-knotted and
hand-woven rugs, and other specialized galleries for window treatments,
bed and bath linens and bath hardware.
At the top of the grand stair, visitors will arrive at the Rooftop Park.
Symmetrically composed in the spirit of the Jardin des Tuileries in
Paris, this nearly 10,000-square-foot garden space will first be
experienced within a vestibule of glass and steel, complete with
towering banana palms, that opens onto a spectacular grove of quaking
aspen trees set within colossal steel planters accented with European
blue fescue. This one-of-a-kind destination features a beautiful central
trellis, white Japanese wisteria, glimmering chandeliers, trickling
fountains, sculptural evergreens and fragrant lavender that further
enhance a dramatic display of the latest RH Outdoor furnishings.
RH Leawood, The Gallery at Town Center Plaza is located outside of
Kansas City near Overland Park, and can be reached at 816.931.6592.
Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm, and
Sunday 11am until 6pm.
About RH, Restoration Hardware
RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc.—NYSE: RH) is a curator of
design, taste and style in the luxury lifestyle market. The company
offers collections through its retail galleries, source books, and
online at RH.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the federal securities laws, including statements related to the
customer experience when visiting RH Leawood, The Gallery at Town Center
Plaza, the presentation and layout of RH Leawood, the Company’s
merchandise and business offerings within this location, including RH
Modern, RH Contemporary Art, fully integrated RH Design Atelier, garden
courtyards, expansive terraces, a Ben Soleimani rug showroom and a
rooftop park with quaking aspen tree grove. You can identify
forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly
to historical or current facts. We cannot assure you that future
developments affecting us will be those that we have anticipated.
Important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from our expectations include, among others, risks
related to the number of new business initiatives we are undertaking;
our ability to introduce new products and merchandise categories that
will be of interest to our customers and to new customers; as well as
those risks and uncertainties disclosed under the sections entitled
“Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations” in Restoration Hardware Holdings’
most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, and similar disclosures in subsequent reports
filed with the SEC, which are available on our investor relations
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