By Phebe Wahl By Phebe Wahl | August 10, 2022 | Home & Real Estate
RH unveils its most compelling product launch to date, RH Contemporary.
RH Contemporary Wyeth Italian travertine console table by John Birch
On a recent holiday on an exotic island, I was strolling through an immaculately curated home admiring every dazzling detail when I was informed every perfect piece was all from RH. In case you didn’t notice, it is an RH world and we are just living in it.
RH Contemporary Copenhagen sofa and Volta carved round coffee table by Joris Poggioli
Or at least we want to be living in it. Much to the delight of its fervent fans, the luxury brand is expanding its impressive empire again with its most monumental product launch to date, RH Contemporary.
Made-in-Italy upholstery collections designed by Ann Marie Vering are covered in luxurious fabrics by Holland & Sherry, the venerable British textiles company that has been producing for Savile Row tailors and couturiers around the world since 1836.
“RH Contemporary represents the latest evolution of the RH brand as we continue to build a platform for the most forward-thinking people in our industry,” says Gary Friedman, RH chairman and CEO.
RH Contemporary Cortona sectional sofa and Seine Two-Tier round chandelier by Ryan Korban.
“Through these collaborative partnerships, and our own authentic lens, we are proud to introduce one of the largest fully integrated collections of luxury contemporary furnishings in the world.”
The collection debuted with an immersive experience at RH San Francisco, the Gallery at The Historic Bethlehem Steel Building, followed by displays at RH New York, RH Chicago, RH Los Angeles and RH West Palm Beach—and in a dedicated 320-page Source Book and website, of course.
Organic shapes inspired by the simplicity and warmth of early Swedish Modernism are reinterpreted in aged oak by Sydney-based Harrison and Nicholas Condos.
The impressive offering spanning furniture, lighting, textiles, art and decor showcases an elevated level of quality previously not available outside to-the-trade showrooms. Think made-in-Italy upholstery in luxurious fabrics by Holland & Sherry, Italian travertine and burl veneers. Organic textures and sandy palettes mix with warm hues of cream, camel, burnt caramel and bronze.
RH Contemporary Bardot Burl round dining table and Inés Dining Chair by the Van Thiels
And no RH launch would be complete without its signature star power. Celebrated for its creative collaborations with the top designers in the world, RH Contemporary brings some new talent to its platform including New York-based star Ryan Korban and acclaimed French designer Joris Poggioli. The lighting is by luminaries like Jonathan Browning, Aerin, Ron Mann and Timothy Oulton. Decorative accents include African-inspired ceramics by Brooklyn designer Dina Nur Satti and handwoven textiles designed by Neeru Kumar.
Italian travertine, the stone of the eternal city of Rome and its historic Colosseum completed in A.D. 80, is fashioned into contemporary furniture collections by American designer John Birch.
In other words, the world of RH Contemporary is fully imagined. Did you expect anything less?
Photography by: PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRAND