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The Hardware Revolution

Storied Company Goes Modern — in a Dazzling Way

BY // 11.06.15

Restoration Hardware’s new collection of modern furniture — which debuted on October 12 via a massive 540-page online catalog and a dedicated website — signals an entirely new direction. This is the company’s first full foray into contemporary looks, and it’s utterly dazzling.

The line includes reissues of iconic originals from Milo Baughman and furniture collections by Barlas Baylar, Anthony Cox, Thomas Bina and Rudy Sr., Rudy Jr. and Frederick Van Thiel. There’s also lighting from noted California lighting designer Jonathan Browning and the iconic Italian house Fortuny, along with modern rugs and outdoor furniture created in conjunction with high-profile contemporary American designers.

The minimalist line is rendered in such traditional mid-century materials as shagreen, stone, brass, bronze, lacquer, leather, glass and aged mirror. For the launch, RH has teamed up with the legendary brander and editorial designer Fabien Baron to conceptualize its modern catalog, logo and other materials.

There are also new dedicated RH Modern Galleries, including one in Los Angeles and New York City, which showcase contemporary art from artists around the globe. rhmodern.com.

Milo Baughman chair

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