By: TIM LATTERNER
Restoration Hardware is soaring to new heights with its new GulfStream RH One.
With many anxious to travel after many months of restrictions, design fans are aiming to take the comforts of their stylized homes on the road. Or in the air, as it may be. For those who opt for a finer class of travel, Restoration Hardware, a brand synonymous with luxury living, has launched its first fully designed private jet: a Gulfstream G650ER designed by RH chairman and chief executive officer Gary Friedman. The result is an on-brand, casual yet refined experience that’s big on quiet luxury.
At its most fundamental, RH One is a study of balance, symmetry, and perfect proportions void of unnecessary visual distractions that have come to define private aviation. The jet’s interiors are clad in rift-sawn European white oak walls and charcoal linen upholstery, creating the perfect setting for the luxury aircraft and achieving the company’s goal to amplify collaboration and creativity. Floor coverings and furniture are woven from hand-tufted wool, silk, and cashmere bouclé. The cabin is lit by both architectural and accent lighting fixtures reflecting the same minimalism ethos used in the brand’s design work and methods.
The luxury aesthetic doesn’t end with the sightlines; it continues for those staring up at the craft from the ground, too. The jet is covered in a phantom gray hue — RH’s signature shade — and is contrasted by a champagne-colored bottom of the aircraft. RH One comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests and is built to be the quietest, most serene experience.
The Gulfstream is available for chartered flights via The World of RH, which also supports the company’s other, more experiential offerings that have grown considerably in scope and ambition. RH One is joining a robust portfolio of assets, including the new RH Guesthouse concept in New York’s Meatpacking District, an entire Aspen enclave, and a European expansion planned for Paris, London, and the English countryside.