RH Unveils RH Seattle, The Gallery at University Village

60,000-Square-Foot, Four-Level Design Gallery Features Dramatic
Interior Installations Showcasing Collections From RH Interiors, RH
Modern and RH Outdoor, an Interactive Design Atelier, Lush Garden
Courtyard and Terrace, and Rooftop Park & Conservatory

CORTE MADERA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. – NYSE:RH) announced today the
opening of RH Seattle, The Gallery at University Village at 4645 26th
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

“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
’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.

Visitors arriving to the gallery via NE University Village Street will
pass through a dramatic tripartite entrance – a series of three
glass-and-steel openings towering 30 feet overhead – anchored by a
garden courtyard with New Zealand flax, geometric topiaries and a
trickling central fountain. Guests will then continue into a central
hall with soaring 13-foot ceilings and a cast-stone Tuscan colonnade.
Along the periphery, Palladian-inspired passageways lead to a classical
arrangement of rooms with artistic lifestyle installations featuring RH
Interiors collections from internationally renowned artisans and

Arriving via the gallery’s 26th Avenue NE entrance, visitors
will enjoy unobstructed views across the entire main level compliments
of an arched corridor punctuated by a series of 19th Century
Rococo Chandeliers. Continuing their journey to the upper floors, guests
will ascend a grand double floating staircase spanning nearly 40 feet,
with custom-designed iron handrails inspired by the work of late 20th-century
Venetian architect, Carlo Scarpa. Natural light emanates from a massive
skylight four floors above, and a spectacular installation of 20 crystal
Helix Chandeliers hanging 60 feet overhead highlights a composition of
gilded antique mirrors cascading down the stairwell to create an endless
reflection and further illuminate the way.

Level two features RH Design Atelier – a 4,000-square-foot studio
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. Here, guests can work with a highly
experienced team trained in the RH design ethos to create functional and
elegant spaces. A place for collaboration and ideation, RH Design
Atelier features access to RH’s vast library of fabrics, leathers and
furniture and lighting finishes – providing an unprecedented level of
design services.

“With the introduction of RH Interior Design, we have now moved the
brand beyond creating and selling product to conceptualizing and selling
spaces,” says Mr. Friedman.

Additional RH Design Atelier resources include a Ben Soleimani rug
showroom displaying the fourth-generation designer’s hand-knotted and
hand-woven rugs, and other specialized galleries for window treatments,
bed and bath linens and bath hardware.

On the third level, guests will discover a 10,000-square-foot exhibition
space presenting RH Modern, one of the largest curated and
fully-integrated assortments of modern furnishings, lighting and décor
under one brand in the world. Developed in collaboration with a select
group of acclaimed global designers, RH Modern’s design vernacular
represents a fresh and innovative point of view, defined by a minimalist
aesthetic, the finest materials and maximum comfort. This immersive
space incorporates RH Contemporary Art – offering a curated and engaging
collection of artwork across all media – along with an expansive garden
terrace punctuated by cascading Thorndale English ivy, striking crystal
and iron chandeliers and tracery metal trellises accented with white
Japanese wisteria.

At the top of the grand stair, visitors will arrive at the Rooftop Park
& Conservatory. This 10,000-square-foot garden space will first be
experienced within a structure of glass, wood and steel with towering
banana palms. The indoor space opens onto a spectacular rooftop anchored
by a series of monolithic bluestone slabs embedded in decomposed granite
that lead to a circular La Vielle fountain. This one-of-a-kind
destination features open-air pavilions, mature white crepe myrtle trees
set within colossal steel planters accented with cascading rosemary,
European blue fescue, sculptural evergreens, billowing shade canopies
and glimmering chandeliers that further enhance a dramatic display of
the latest RH Outdoor furnishings.

RH Seattle, The Gallery at University Village can be reached at
206.522.2775. Hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday from
10am to 8pm, and Sunday 11am until 6pm.

About RH

RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. – NYSE: RH) is a curator of
design, taste and style in the luxury lifestyle market. The Company
offers collections through its retail galleries, source books and online
at RH.com,
RHModern.com and Waterworks.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the federal securities laws, including statements related to the
customer experience when visiting RH Seattle, The Gallery at University
Village, the presentation and layout of RH Seattle, and the Company’s
merchandise and business offerings within this location, including RH
Modern, RH Interiors, RH Contemporary Art, RH Design Atelier, RH
Interior Design, the Rooftop Park & Conservatory and RH Outdoor. You can
identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate
strictly to historical or current facts. We cannot assure you that
future developments affecting us will be those that we have anticipated.
Important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from our expectations include, among others, risks
related to the number of new business initiatives we are undertaking;
our ability to introduce new products and merchandise categories that
will be of interest to our customers and to new customers; as well as
those risks and uncertainties disclosed under the sections entitled
“Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations” in Restoration Hardware Holdings’
most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, and similar disclosures in subsequent reports
filed with the SEC, which are available on our investor relations
website at ir.restorationhardware.com and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.
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