RH (formerly known as Restoration Hardware) continues to blur the lines between hospitality and retailing.
The company’s newest location, RH Columbus, at The Gallery at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio, includes a glass-encased rooftop restaurant and a wine and barista bar that open onto a landscaped park. The three-level, 60,000-sq.-ft. space also includes an in-house interior design firm.
The store (or “gallery” in RH speak) has a charcoal grey exterior with an expanse of glass-and-steel French doors that open onto garden courtyards and terraces. Visitors will pass through a 25-foot threshold of glass and steel on level one, and continue into the central hall, which has soaring 14-foot ceilings. Along the periphery, barrel-vaulted passageways lead to a classical arrangement of rooms featuring RH Interiors collections from internationally renowned designers and rare antiques and artifacts from Friedman’s world travels.
Modern furnishings and textiles are featured on level two along with the design studio, which has private client presentation rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
“RH Columbus reflects our vision to create architecturally inspiring spaces that blur the lines between residential and retail, indoors and outdoors, home and hospitality –spaces that activate all of the senses and create an immersive experience that cannot be replicated online,” said RH chairman and CEO Gary Friedman.