Restoration Hardware (NYSE:RH) opened its newly expanded RH New York showroom in the historical Flatiron district, with entrances on both Broadway and 5th Avenue.
The 19th-century building encompasses the 30,000-square-foot gallery, three times its previous size. Some of the more dramatic features include an antique mirror-lined grand staircase, taking shoppers to floors two and three, with custom-designed iron handrails that are inspired by the late Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa.
On display are Restoration Hardware's 2014 furniture collections, including pieces from the brand's RH Small Spaces Sourcebook. The Gallery also includes a Ben Soleimani Rug Showroom that displays the designer's exclusive collection of hand-knotted and hand-woven rugs as well as the debut of his vintage 1940s and 1950s collection.
The third floor features an urban garden collection including all-weather wicker, weathered teak and Perennials fabrics presented in a garden beside trickling fountains.
The luxury lifestyle brand is the second retailer this week to launch a store in a historic location. Walgreens announced the opening of its flagship store in the Wrigley Building in Chicago.
-See this Restoration Hardware press release
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