CORTE MADERA, Calif. — RH has released its 2017 RH Modern Source Book. The retailer has described the 480-page comprehensive design resource as one of the largest curated and fully integrated assortments of modern furnishings, lighting and décor under one brand in the world.
“We believe that vision is everything, and this new source book is filled with both vision and visionaries who are redefining the modern market, and inspiring a new and contemporary way to live," said chairman and CEO Gary Friedman.
RH collaborated with designers, artisans and manufacturers to bring the collection to life. Gracing the cover is the Channel dining table by artisans Thomas Bina and Ed Robinson, a pure linear form composed of American white oak bisected by a continuous channel, juxtaposed with a monolithic metal base.
Designer and curator John Birch of WYETH combined clean lines and classic tufting echoing 1950s American minimalism with the Metropolitan sofa. Interior designer Vicente Wolf’s signature spare style can be seen in the modern Bali bed — a reproduction of a Ming Dynasty-inspired piece he created for his own home in the Hamptons. Designer Timothy Oulton’s penchant for relaxed modernism is reflected in the Como modular sofa — a customizable sectional offering generous proportions and low-slung comfort.
The new collection also brings numerous standout lighting introductions, including designer Jonathan Browning’s Vendôme, Arcachon, Montesquieu and Marignan chandeliers — the latter of which is an interpretation of industrial, machined metal chain crafted of sand-cast brass with more than 1,000 interlocking crystals. Rudi Nijssen and Dominique Sente’s handblown glass globe mobile collection, meanwhile, features transparent spherical forms that appear to float on modern metal architecture.
Additional noteworthy introductions include the sand walnut and brass collection by designer Barlas Baylar of Hudson Furniture, whose warm, minimalist pieces for living and dining are crafted with American walnut encased in brushed brass, as well as the Cela Shagreen and Solid Brass Collection, a luxe modernist design reflecting a refined 1970s aesthetic by Charlie Zagaroli.
RH Modern has also unveiled exclusive reissues of lighting pioneer Robert Sonneman’s 1967 Orbiter II Task floor and table lamps, now rendered in solid brass as well as polished nickel; American architect and furniture designer Adrian Pearsall’s curve, serpentine and stratus sofas; midcentury master Milo Baughman’s Model #1283-113 swivel chair, 1965; and in tribute to famed 20th-century Italian designer Mariano Fortuny, the Fortuny gold-leaf Icaro chandelier.
RH’s continued collaboration with rug scion Ben Soleimani has yielded 20 exclusive collections. Celebrating his passion for minimalism and abstract tonal designs, Soleimani pairs organic textures with lush, silken yarns and subtle metallic accents that blend tradition and innovation with the perspective of a contemporary artist.
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