RH Announces Opening of RH San Francisco, Bethlehem’s Historic Steel Building Gallery
Iconic 80,000 square foot building restored and reimagined as a one-of-a-kind design and dining destination featuring the Palm Court restaurant and wine bar, a rooftop park with spectacular views of the skyline, bay and the San Francisco Bridge, an in-home interior design firm, full floors from RH Interiors, Modern, Outdoor, and the exclusive unveiling of the brand’s new collection, RH Contemporary.
CORTE MADERA, Calif., May 13, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RH (NYSE:RH) today announced the opening of RH San Francisco, The Gallery at the Historic Bethlehem Steel Building – the crown jewel of Pier 70 and the gateway of what was once one of the country’s most famous shipyards. RH San Francisco represents the brand’s latest physical expression and continued foray into hospitality with The Palm Court Restaurant – a new, real-fire concept set in a dramatic glass and steel atrium with towering Medjool date palms and featuring two wine bars at its dual entrances – plus a beautifully landscaped rooftop park with spectacular views of the city skyline, bay and bridge.
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RH SAN FRANCISCO, THE GALLERY IN BETHLEHEM’S HISTORIC STEEL BUILDING (Photo: Business Wire)
Commanding five floors, this unparalleled experience seamlessly integrates luxury furnishings collections from RH Contemporary, Interiors, Modern and Outdoor with rare works of art, antiques and artefacts from around the world. Built in 1917 and designed in the neoclassical style by eminent San Francisco architect Frederick H. Meyer, the historic building has been meticulously restored and reimagined with great respect for its original vision. Gary Friedman, President and CEO of HR revitalized several other landmark buildings across the country, including the former Back Bay Museum of Natural History in Boston, the Post Office in Greenwich, Connecticut, and the Historic Three Arts Club on Chicago’s Gold Coast.
“We are both humbled and honored to play a part in restoring San Francisco’s historic shipyards and reimagining the iconic Bethlehem Steel Building into a place open to the public for the very first time,” said Friedman. . “It was a rare opportunity to do what we love, in a city we love and call home.”
The monumental structure sits proudly on the corner of Illinois and 20and Streets, featuring elegant neoclassical architecture that has been artistically restored by famed Bay Area artist and color authority James Goodman. Entering through custom hand-wrought iron doors adorned with intricate scrollwork and gilded acanthus leaves, guests pass through an intimate vestibule with wall fountains and antique urns that open into a rare octagonal lobby with original pink marble floors, cast stone walls and a meticulously restored ornamental plaster ceiling by Manuel Palos.
Architecturally integrated to form a new central core of the building, customers will discover The Palm Court Restauranta wood-fired dining experience featuring a monolithic marble cooking hearth flanked by custom Molteni rotisseries from France.
Sitting beneath a dramatic atrium, this year-round lit escape recalls the glamor of San Francisco’s Golden Age – a stunning statement-making space with an old shipyard-inspired metal frame, towering Medjool date palms and a central cascading fountain sculpted in gilded Calacatta marble.
Located next to each entrance to The Palm Court restaurant, two bright bedrooms Wine bars serve exceptional champagnes and wines from around the world for visitors to enjoy in the adjacent lounges or while exploring the gallery – including 40 wines by the glass and limited production offerings from Napa Valley’s renowned small winemakers.
Extending into each gallery wing from the lobby, two white Colorado marble-walled hallways pass through a classic layout of rooms. Here, visitors will discover an entire floor dedicated to an exclusive preview of Contemporary HR ahead of its spring 2022 debut. Reflecting the brand’s evolving aesthetic with a minimalist design language that defines the moment, the unprecedented collection occupies the space between RH Interiors and RH Modern, showcasing the work of celebrated designers from around the world. whole world.
With a striking elliptical passage off the hall, the original stairway rotunda provides access to level two. When you arrive, you will discover HR interiors – a tribute to refined design through the ages. Extending seamlessly from the original, a grand new spiral staircase connects levels three and four. Natural light streams from a circular skylight two stories above while a dramatic thirteen-tier Serenella chandelier suspended from its center point further illuminates the path.
Once the studio of naval architects and master draftsmen who designed some of the nation’s most legendary ships, Level Three now hosts a 10,000 square foot open exhibition space backed by matte limestone plaster walls highlighting value modern HR – the world’s largest fully integrated assortment of modern furniture, lighting, textiles and décor under one brand.
At the top of the grand staircase, visitors will arrive at the rooftop park. The immersive garden space is first experienced in a vestibule marked by retractable glass walls that open onto a beautifully landscaped park framing panoramic views of San Francisco Bay and the downtown skyline. Influenced by the grand parterre gardens of the French Renaissance, the destination encompasses a series of outside right lounge spaces defined by a layered composition of trellised London plane trees, sculptural evergreens and the sound of trickling fountains.
Occupying the entire lower level is a HR interior design firm and workshop — at 10,000 square feet, the brand’s largest to date. Offering an unparalleled level of professional design services, this interactive studio includes private client presentation rooms with state-of-the-art technology, a HR mat showroom showcasing an exclusive collection distinguished by exceptional artistry and exquisite materials, design libraries dedicated to a wide assortment of textiles and furniture and lighting finishes, and an elegant gallery of jewelry boxes featuring tub and cabinet hardware designs.
RH San Francisco is located at 590 20and Street and offers valet parking. The Gallery can be reached at 415.865.0407. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
RH (NYSE: RH) is a curator of design, taste and style in the luxury lifestyle market. The company offers collections through its retail galleries, online sourcebooks at RH.com, RHModern.com, RHBabyandChild.com, RHTEEN.com and Waterworks.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws, including statements regarding the foregoing: RH San Francisco, the crown jewel of Pier 70 and the gateway to what was once the one of the most famous shipyards in the country; RH San Francisco offers an unparalleled experience seamlessly integrating luxury home furnishings collections with rare works of art, antiques and artifacts from around the world and having been meticulously restored; the rooftop park and its views over the rooftops of the city, the bay and the bridge and its immersive garden space; the Palm Court Restaurant’s wood-fired dining experience and year-round lit escape reminiscent of the glamor of San Francisco’s Golden Age; the Wine Bar’s exceptional wines from around the world, including 40 wines by the glass and limited production offerings from renowned Napa Valley winemakers; RH Contemporary’s unprecedented collection showcasing the work of famous designers around the world; RH Modern being the largest fully integrated assortment of modern furniture, lighting, textiles and decor under one brand in the world; RH Interior Design Firm & Atelier’s cutting-edge technology and RH Rugs showroom showcasing an exclusive collection distinguished by exceptional artistry and exquisite materials, design libraries dedicated to an extensive assortment of textiles and finishes furniture and lighting; and any statements or assumptions underlying any of the foregoing and similar statements. 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 we anticipated. Important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include, among others, risks relating to the global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and its impact on our business; risks related to civil unrest; risks relating to general economic conditions and the housing market and the impact of economic conditions on consumer confidence and spending; changes in customer demand for our products; our ability to anticipate consumer preferences and purchasing trends; consumer spending based on weather and other conditions beyond our control; risks related to the number of new business initiatives we undertake; our ability to obtain our products on a timely basis or in the quantities required; risks relating to our sourcing and supply chain, including our reliance on imported products made by foreign manufacturers and the risks associated with importing such products, and the risks and uncertainties disclosed in the sections titled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in HR’s most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and similar information in subsequent reports filed with the SEC, which are available on our Investor Relations website at ir.rh.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec. gov. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release speaks only as of the date we make it. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.
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