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.