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
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