RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. - NYSE:RH) announced today the opening of RH Seattle, The Gallery at University Village at 4645 26 th Avenue NE. RH Seattle represents the latest iteration of the brand's next-generation design galleries. Commanding four levels and nearly 60,000 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 Seattle also includes an interactive Design Atelier, a professional workspace that allows customers, designers and architects to conceptualize and customize a home. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161122005397/en/
RH Seattle, The Gallery at University Village (Photo: Business Wire)
"Our vision for RH Seattle is to reimagine the retail experience by blurring the lines between residential and retail, indoors and outdoors, physical and digital, creating a space that is more home than store," says RH Chairman & CEO Gary Friedman. "We believe the most pleasing design is a reflection of human design, thus RH Seattle is a study of balance, symmetry and the golden mean." RH Seattle 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. Conceptualized as a grand-scale, classical contemporary structure filled with fresh air and natural light, RH Seattle features a charcoal-grey Venetian plaster and brick exterior with an expanse of glass-and-steel French doors that open onto a streetscape defined by Japanese boxwood, Italian cypress and sweetbay magnolia trees. Looking overhead, guests will admire Juliet balconies, an expansive garden terrace on level three and a Rooftop Park & Conservatory with mature white crepe myrtle trees. As night falls, the building is transformed through dramatic illumination, highlighting its architectural details and landscaping.