PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Richard Harvey

The former Williams-Sonoma exec joins Restoration Hardware.

Former Williams-Sonoma Brand president Richard Harvey joined Corte Madera, Calif.-based Restoration Hardware as chief merchandising officer for RH Kitchen and Tableware, expected to launch in late 2014. 

In his new role, Harvey is charged to develop a curated collection of kitchen furniture, appliances, lighting, cookware, tools and food. 

“Kitchen and tableware represent a $25 billion market and a significant growth opportunity for our company," said Carlos Alberini, CEO. "We are honored that Richard, arguably the most experienced and talented leader in this industry, has joined our team.” 

Gary Friedman, chairman emeritus, Creator and Curator, said, “I am thrilled to once again work with Richard to reimagine and reinvent this important part of the home. We believe the kitchen represents a tremendous opportunity for us to express our creativity and design point of view.”

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