Restoration Hardware HR Gallery, Chicago, IL
Renowned Luxurious home décor furnishing company Restoration Hardware was looking for a way to make its newest retail location in Chicago, dubbed RH Gallery at The Three Arts Club, a unique experience for shoppers. In this location the team wanted to bring together the an event space, a cafe, a retail destination, an interior design studio and more to create a true lifestyle centre.
After researching partners, they chose to work with OpenAire, who designed a customized, 45 foot square pyramid-shaped glass skylight with operable side-wall panels for the building’s courtyard. The OpenAire team worked hard to design an enclosure that would fit the gallery’s historic architecture and create a completely original, harmonious space. The details for this all aluminum skylight are meant to looks like a historic steel structure, yet include all the modern technological benefits of thermal breaks and UV protection. The resulting stunning installation takes the store to another level, allowing it to be used year round for events of all types.