RH Unveils Unprecedented 13 Design Source Books for 2014
With More Than 3,300 Pages, the Company Creates a Comprehensive Design Library
CORTE MADERA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc.) (NYSE:RH) announced today the debut of an industry-defining compilation of 13 Source Books for 2014. “We believe the new presentation and organization of our annual Source Books is revolutionary and will be transformative to our business,” says RH Chairman and CEO Gary Friedman.
RH 2014 Source Books (Photo: Business Wire)
This design library has been architected around inspiration and categorization. Four lifestyle books – RH Interiors, RH Outdoor, RH Small Spaces and RH Baby & Child – generate new ideas and fresh perspectives on designing and defining a home. The four lifestyle books are accompanied by nine category books – RH Leather, RH Upholstery, RH Furniture, RH Rugs, RH Lighting, RH Bath, RH Linens, RH Objects of Curiosity and RH Tableware – to provide a resource for consumers and designers alike.
Original editorial profiles included in the books celebrate the craftsmanship of internationally recognized designers and artisan manufacturers, as well as highlight their new collections for RH. In “A Family Affair,” RH introduces the Fincos, a family that has been artfully tanning fine leather in the medieval town of Bassano del Grappa for five generations spanning 149 years. Similarly, in “The Deconstructionists,” readers meet the Ferreros –another Italian family who have literally turned the leather industry inside out, dreaming up an entirely new distressed leather called Destroyed. The adventurous and ever-inspired Dutch furniture designer Luay Al-Rawi is featured in “The Globe Trotter of Haarlem,” and the incomparable Van Thiel family – driven by their legendary obsession with old-world antiques –take center stage in “The Mad Men of the Netherlands.” Persian-born, London-raised Ben Soleimani – whose partnership with RH has yielded over 3,500 new, masterfully handcrafted rugs – and renowned American designers John Hutton and David and Ann Sutherland are also among those recognized for their new collections.
The 13 Source Books debut in May. The concept, production and mailing of the books underscore RH’s commitment to sustainability. The Source Books are published just once a year and mailed in a single package, printed on forest-certified paper, shipped carbon neutral and are fully recyclable. RH is the founding sponsor of the Verso Forest Certification Grant Program, which provides start-up funding to expand forest certification and advance responsible management practices, such as promoting a cycle of sustainability. All Source Books are printed on PEFC-certified paper sourced exclusively from such forests in North America. To further mitigate its carbon footprint, RH also collaborates with UPS® to ship UPS carbon neutral ™. On RH’s behalf, UPS purchases certified carbon offsets to fund conservation and reforestation projects, such as wetlands restoration and planting trees in national forests. Together, these steps help reduce our environmental impact.
For more on RH, our collections and environmental commitment, visit RH.com.
About 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 our belief that the new presentation and organization of our books is revolutionary and will be transformative to our business. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements may include words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “plan,” “intend,” “believe,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “likely” and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future events. 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, our ability to retain key personnel; successful implementation of our growth strategy; general economic conditions and the impact on consumer confidence and spending; changes in customer demand for our products; our ability to anticipate consumer preferences and buying trends; changes in consumer spending based on weather and other conditions beyond our control; risks related to the number of new business initiatives we are undertaking; our ability to employ reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect personal information that we collect; risks related to “conflict minerals” compliance and its impact on sourcing, if any, 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’ Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2014, and similar disclosures in reports filed with the SEC, which are available on our investor relations website at ir.restorationhardware.com and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release speaks only as of the date on which we make it. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by any applicable securities laws.
Source: Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc.
Released May 8, 2014