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RH Moves into Art Business
By Aggregated Content in Furniture Retailing on May 9, 2013
Restoration Hardware is entering the art business. The home furnishings company, which has more than 80 stores across the U.S., will launch a division in September devoted to commissioning, exhibiting and selling contemporary art.
The firm has already made its first purchase: Rain Room, 2012, by the British collective Random International. The installation, which uses motion sensors to enable visitors to walk through a downpour without getting wet, is on loan to New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), where it opens to the public on Sunday as part of the show "Expo 1:New York".
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