Something that I have greatly learned about RH is how much they want to not only have knowledgable designers in the gallery, but also continue to teach their designers. I come in everyday and learn something new or hear from a more experienced designer about something that can help me evolve as a designer.
Everyday we have meetings to discuss some things that RH finds important and how we can learn from mistakes and make things better. We discuss design process and how to go through the process of helping our clients in the best way. I have been able to learn my role on the RH team so much faster by hearing others experiences and thoughts on how to do certain things. It really is a great way to see how you also can have potential in the company. Many of the members on the team I work on have been with RH for years. They have learned how to work with the design process in school, but also have adapted it to how RH works and with our clients needs.
I think it shows a lot about a company that takes an hour to discuss this with their members and tries to help them grow as designers. This is so important since the design world is always changing. It also helps our team become closer and more like a family. We are able to depend on each other and work as a group, not individuals. Just today I asked a few other designers on their opinion on what I was suggesting to a client before I processed their order. It reminds me a lot of working on group projects in studio.
RH cares about the future and wants their company to continue to grow as well as their designers. I am so thankful for this experience and all that I am learning from them this summer.
Below I have posted a photo from the RH modern collection. This is in some galleries, but will be put in more during the fall. They are still keeping their RH look but adding a modern twist to fit the needs of the clients in todays design trends.
Picture from the RH Modern catalog