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Restoration Hardware’s new Seattle showplace


Restoration Hardware Holdings continues to expand, opening a 60,000-sq.-ft. store in Seattle at University Village.

The four-level location includes an entire floor dedicated to the retailer’s new RH Modern collection. It also features an interactive “design atelier,” a dedicated 4,000 sq. ft. space that allows customers, designers and architects to conceptualize and customize a home.

“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,” said RH chairman & CEO Gary Friedman.

RH Seattle marks Friedman’s ongoing collaboration with design architect James Gillam of Backen, Gillam & Kroeger.

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. As night falls, the building is transformed through dramatic illumination, highlighting its architectural details and landscaping.

The design studio, on the second level, is 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. Customers can work with a highly experienced team trained in the RH design ethos to create their ideal spaces.
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