RH Unveils RH Austin, The Gallery at The Domain
60,000-Square-Foot, Multi-Level Experience Features Dramatic Interior
Installations, Lush Garden Courtyards and Terrace,
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“Our vision with RH Austin is to reimagine the retail experience by
blurring the lines between residential and retail, indoors and outdoors,
physical and digital – creating an environment that is more home than
store,” says RH Chairman & CEO
Conceptualized as a grand-scale, classical contemporary structure filled
with fresh air and natural light, RH Austin features a charcoal-grey
Venetian plaster exterior with an expanse of glass-and-steel French
doors that open onto a streetscape lined with Italian cypress, geometric
topiaries, king sago palms and towering Mexican sycamore trees. Looking
overhead, guests will admire Juliet balconies, a lush garden terrace on
level three and a
Visitors arriving at the Gallery via
Arriving via the Gallery’s north and south entrances, guests will enter through monumental wooden gates into decomposed granite garden courtyards complete with lush fig ivy, foxtail agave, coastal rosemary and the sound of trickling fountains. Once indoors, they will enjoy unobstructed views across the entire main level to the corresponding courtyard beyond.
Continuing their journey to the upper floors, visitors will ascend a grand double floating staircase awash in natural light via a massive skylight spanning 40 feet, four floors above. A spectacular installation of 22 Helix crystal chandeliers hanging 62 feet overhead highlights a composition of gilded antique mirrors cascading down the stairwell to create an endless reflection and further illuminate the way.
Level two features RH Design Atelier – a nearly 4,000-square-foot studio anchored by four, 10-foot custom tables offering a fully integrated workspace for customers, designers and architects 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
On the third level, visitors will discover a 15,000-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 – offering a curated and engaging collection of artwork across all media – along with an expansive garden terrace punctuated by striking crystal and iron chandeliers, and a tracery metal trellis accented with climbing jasmine pandorea vines.
At the top of the grand stair, guests will arrive at the
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the federal securities laws, including statements related to the
customer experience when visiting RH Austin, The Gallery at the Domain,
the presentation and layout of RH Austin, and the Company’s merchandise
and business offerings within this location, including RH Modern,
RH Contemporary Art and RH Design Atelier. 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