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2024-06-20 20:30 Last Updated At:20:43

CORTE MADERA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2024--

RH (NYSE: RH) announced today the release of the 2024 RH Modern Sourcebook. Debuting more than 50 exclusive collections from internationally renowned designers, the comprehensive Sourcebook features the most significant reimagination since the inception of RH Modern in 2015. A new expression of modern design, the collection presents pieces from industry icons, offering the largest curated and fully integrated assortments of modern furnishings, lighting and décor under one brand in the world.

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RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DALIA DESIGNED BY EMILIE CERIEZ, BELGIUM. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DALIA DESIGNED BY EMILIE CERIEZ, BELGIUM. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DALIA DESIGNED BY EMILIE CERIEZ, BELGIUM. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DALIA DESIGNED BY EMILIE CERIEZ, BELGIUM. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DALIA DESIGNED BY EMILIE CERIEZ, BELGIUM. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DALIA DESIGNED BY EMILIE CERIEZ, BELGIUM. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES MULHOLLAND DESIGNED BY THOMAS BINA, LOS ANGELES AND RONALD SASSON, BRAZIL. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES MULHOLLAND DESIGNED BY THOMAS BINA, LOS ANGELES AND RONALD SASSON, BRAZIL. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES THE BOSON CHAIR DESIGNED BY PATRICK NORGUET, PARIS. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES THE BOSON CHAIR DESIGNED BY PATRICK NORGUET, PARIS. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES MULHOLLAND DESIGNED BY THOMAS BINA, LOS ANGELES AND RONALD SASSON, BRAZIL. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES MULHOLLAND DESIGNED BY THOMAS BINA, LOS ANGELES AND RONALD SASSON, BRAZIL. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES OTTO DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES OTTO DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES OTTO DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES OTTO DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES OTTO DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES OTTO DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CUBO RAKED DESIGNED BY HARVEY PROBBER, NEW YORK. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CUBO RAKED DESIGNED BY HARVEY PROBBER, NEW YORK. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DEEP TUFT DESIGNED BY HARVEY PROBBER, NEW YORK. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DEEP TUFT DESIGNED BY HARVEY PROBBER, NEW YORK. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES TRIESTE DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES TRIESTE DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES TRIESTE DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES TRIESTE DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES TRIESTE DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES TRIESTE DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES TRIESTE DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES TRIESTE DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES ISOLA DESIGNED BY FILIPPO PIOTTI, ITALY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES ISOLA DESIGNED BY FILIPPO PIOTTI, ITALY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES NOMA DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES NOMA DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES NOMA DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES NOMA DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES NOMA DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES NOMA DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES NOMA DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES NOMA DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BORA DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BORA DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BORA DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BORA DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BORA DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BORA DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BRIONI DESIGNED BY PIETRO FRANCESCHINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BRIONI DESIGNED BY PIETRO FRANCESCHINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BRIONI DESIGNED BY PIETRO FRANCESCHINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BRIONI DESIGNED BY PIETRO FRANCESCHINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BRIONI DESIGNED BY PIETRO FRANCESCHINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BRIONI DESIGNED BY PIETRO FRANCESCHINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES ISOLA DESIGNED BY FILIPPO PIOTTI, ITALY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES ISOLA DESIGNED BY FILIPPO PIOTTI, ITALY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA AND THE LARIO SWIVEL CHAIR DESIGNED BY THE VAN THEILS, NETHERLANDS. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA AND THE LARIO SWIVEL CHAIR DESIGNED BY THE VAN THEILS, NETHERLANDS. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES LEON DESIGNED BY NICHOLAS AND HARRISON CONDOS, SYDNEY AND THE LEO LOUNGE CHAIR DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES LEON DESIGNED BY NICHOLAS AND HARRISON CONDOS, SYDNEY AND THE LEO LOUNGE CHAIR DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES LEON DESIGNED BY NICHOLAS AND HARRISON CONDOS, SYDNEY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES LEON DESIGNED BY NICHOLAS AND HARRISON CONDOS, SYDNEY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES LEON DESIGNED BY NICHOLAS AND HARRISON CONDOS, SYDNEY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES LEON DESIGNED BY NICHOLAS AND HARRISON CONDOS, SYDNEY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DALIA DESIGNED BY EMILIE CERIEZ, BELGIUM. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DALIA DESIGNED BY EMILIE CERIEZ, BELGIUM. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DARIO DESIGNED BY OLIVER OULTON, ENGLAND. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DARIO DESIGNED BY OLIVER OULTON, ENGLAND. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 SOURCEBOOK (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 SOURCEBOOK (Photo: Business Wire)

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“We believe the new modern is about simplicity and balance, creating harmony between the past and present, the classic and the contemporary,” said RH Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Friedman. “We spent years searching for inspiring designers, editing and integrating their work, shaping spaces with a sense of clarity and continuity, resulting in an authentic expression of our combined creativity.”

Mr. Friedman continued, “We invite you to explore our new Modern Sourcebook digitally or physically, and encourage you to visit one of our Galleries where our design teams stand ready to infuse a modern sense of harmony into your home.”

Gracing the cover of the Sourcebook is the Boson chair, an iconic design for Artifort by Patrick Norguet (Paris), whose work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The signature wingback silhouette is now available fully upholstered and set on a modern swivel base.

In a new partnership with the estate of Harvey Probber (New York), one of the most influential modern designers of the 20th century and the inventor of modular seating, RH Modern introduces three exclusive reissues of his original and highly collectible collections. A design that defined an era, Deep Tuft features rhythmic rows of exaggerated tufts, evoking a playful extravagance; the bold, streamlined silhouette of Cubo Raked offers multiple seating configurations that can transform any space; and the sculptural profile of Mayan epitomizes the expressiveness of postmodernism. All three collections are handcrafted in Italy to capture every detail of Probber’s vision.

With a creative process described as a collision of function and poetry, designer Filippo Piotti (Italy) debuts Isola, a striking modular design inspired by a formation of islands, with weighted back cushions that can be easily arranged to create different views, perspectives and conversations.

The dynamic, award-winning partnership of Thomas Bina (Los Angeles) and Ronald Sasson (Brazil) reflects a convergence of two very different backgrounds and artistic mindsets. Defined by individually applied reeds of wire-brushed solid American oak, Mulholland features radius corners and doors that curve around the side for an uninterrupted, fluid silhouette.

Influenced by her Belgian heritage and passion for innovation, Emilie Ceriez (Belgium) presents Dalia, with a commanding curved profile rendered in richly grained American white oak.

Bringing an architect’s eye to his designs, Pietro Franceschini (Milan) introduces Brioni, showcasing a bold geometry of curved and straight lines that add new energy to simple forms. Finished to highlight the wood’s rustic texture, the collection is artisan-crafted of European oak.

One of Italy’s most distinguished architects and designers, Claudio Bellini (Milan) presents two new collections – Bora, with compound curves showcasing a continuous wood-grain pattern across its silhouette, and Trieste, a celebration of refined forms with radius curves and cane panels that add warmth and texture.

Designer Julie Lawrence (Virginia) debuts Ciro, with richly textured hand-cast metal hardware providing a counterpoint to the design’s compound curves, crafted of European silver fir and finished to highlight its dramatic grain.

Driven by a “less is more” philosophy, designer Line Svendsen (Norway) offers three new collections: Noma reflects a clean Scandinavian sensibility with rounded contours crafted of wire-brushed American white oak; Leo, a striking barrel-back chair with raked legs; and the Rocha chair, featuring an aerodynamic silhouette perched on a conical base.

Australian designers Nicholas and Harrison Condos (Sydney) introduce Leon, crafted of Canadian Douglas fir with a deep brushed finish for distinctive texture; its beveled-edge top is supported by asymmetric legs that create an organic profile.

ABOUT RH

RH (NYSE: RH) is a curator of design, taste and style in the luxury lifestyle market. The company offers collections through its retail galleries, source books and online at RH.com, RHContemporary.com, RHModern.com, RHBabyandChild.com, RHTEEN.com, and Waterworks.com.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements related to: the Sourcebook featuring the most significant imagination since the inception of RH Modern in 2015; the RH Modern collection offering the largest curated and fully integrated assortments of modern furnishings, lighting and decor under one brand in the world; the availability of products featured in the Sourcebook; and any statements or assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. We cannot assure you that future developments affecting us will be those that we have anticipated. Important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include, among others, risks related to civil unrest; risks related to general economic conditions and the housing market as well as the impact of economic conditions on consumer confidence and spending; changes in customer demand for our products; our ability to anticipate consumer preferences and buying trends; consumer spending based on weather and other conditions beyond our control; risks related to the number of new business initiatives we are undertaking; our ability to obtain our products in a timely fashion or in the quantities required; risks related to our sourcing and supply chain including our dependence on imported products produced by foreign manufacturers and risks related to importation of such products, as well as those risks and uncertainties disclosed under the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in RH’s most recent Form 10-K and Forms 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and similar disclosures in subsequent reports filed with the SEC, which are available on our investor relations website at ir.rh.com and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release speaks only as of the date on which we make it. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by any applicable securities laws.

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DALIA DESIGNED BY EMILIE CERIEZ, BELGIUM. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DALIA DESIGNED BY EMILIE CERIEZ, BELGIUM. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DALIA DESIGNED BY EMILIE CERIEZ, BELGIUM. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DALIA DESIGNED BY EMILIE CERIEZ, BELGIUM. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DALIA DESIGNED BY EMILIE CERIEZ, BELGIUM. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DALIA DESIGNED BY EMILIE CERIEZ, BELGIUM. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES MULHOLLAND DESIGNED BY THOMAS BINA, LOS ANGELES AND RONALD SASSON, BRAZIL. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES MULHOLLAND DESIGNED BY THOMAS BINA, LOS ANGELES AND RONALD SASSON, BRAZIL. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES THE BOSON CHAIR DESIGNED BY PATRICK NORGUET, PARIS. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES THE BOSON CHAIR DESIGNED BY PATRICK NORGUET, PARIS. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES MULHOLLAND DESIGNED BY THOMAS BINA, LOS ANGELES AND RONALD SASSON, BRAZIL. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES MULHOLLAND DESIGNED BY THOMAS BINA, LOS ANGELES AND RONALD SASSON, BRAZIL. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES OTTO DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES OTTO DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES OTTO DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES OTTO DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES OTTO DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES OTTO DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CUBO RAKED DESIGNED BY HARVEY PROBBER, NEW YORK. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CUBO RAKED DESIGNED BY HARVEY PROBBER, NEW YORK. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DEEP TUFT DESIGNED BY HARVEY PROBBER, NEW YORK. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DEEP TUFT DESIGNED BY HARVEY PROBBER, NEW YORK. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES TRIESTE DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES TRIESTE DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES TRIESTE DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES TRIESTE DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES TRIESTE DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES TRIESTE DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES TRIESTE DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES TRIESTE DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES ISOLA DESIGNED BY FILIPPO PIOTTI, ITALY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES ISOLA DESIGNED BY FILIPPO PIOTTI, ITALY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES NOMA DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES NOMA DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES NOMA DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES NOMA DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES NOMA DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES NOMA DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES NOMA DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES NOMA DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BORA DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BORA DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BORA DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BORA DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BORA DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BORA DESIGNED BY CLAUDIO BELLINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BRIONI DESIGNED BY PIETRO FRANCESCHINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BRIONI DESIGNED BY PIETRO FRANCESCHINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BRIONI DESIGNED BY PIETRO FRANCESCHINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BRIONI DESIGNED BY PIETRO FRANCESCHINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BRIONI DESIGNED BY PIETRO FRANCESCHINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES BRIONI DESIGNED BY PIETRO FRANCESCHINI, MILAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES ISOLA DESIGNED BY FILIPPO PIOTTI, ITALY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES ISOLA DESIGNED BY FILIPPO PIOTTI, ITALY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA AND THE LARIO SWIVEL CHAIR DESIGNED BY THE VAN THEILS, NETHERLANDS. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA AND THE LARIO SWIVEL CHAIR DESIGNED BY THE VAN THEILS, NETHERLANDS. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES CIRO DESIGNED BY JULIE LAWRENCE, VIRGINIA. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES LEON DESIGNED BY NICHOLAS AND HARRISON CONDOS, SYDNEY AND THE LEO LOUNGE CHAIR DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES LEON DESIGNED BY NICHOLAS AND HARRISON CONDOS, SYDNEY AND THE LEO LOUNGE CHAIR DESIGNED BY LINE SVENDSEN, NORWAY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES LEON DESIGNED BY NICHOLAS AND HARRISON CONDOS, SYDNEY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES LEON DESIGNED BY NICHOLAS AND HARRISON CONDOS, SYDNEY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES LEON DESIGNED BY NICHOLAS AND HARRISON CONDOS, SYDNEY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES LEON DESIGNED BY NICHOLAS AND HARRISON CONDOS, SYDNEY. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DALIA DESIGNED BY EMILIE CERIEZ, BELGIUM. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DALIA DESIGNED BY EMILIE CERIEZ, BELGIUM. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DARIO DESIGNED BY OLIVER OULTON, ENGLAND. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 INTRODUCES DARIO DESIGNED BY OLIVER OULTON, ENGLAND. (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 SOURCEBOOK (Photo: Business Wire)

RH MODERN 2024 SOURCEBOOK (Photo: Business Wire)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida president Ben Sasse plans to leave his position as head of one of the leading public universities in the U.S. to focus on taking care of his family after his wife was diagnosed with epilepsy.

In a post on the social platform X, the former U.S. senator from Nebraska said Thursday night that “after extensive prayer and lots of family tears,” he asked university officials that day to start looking for a new president. In a statement, the university said his resignation is effective July 31. He took the position almost two years ago.

“I need to step back for a time and focus more on the needs of my family while we rebuild more stable household systems,” Sasse said, adding that he would continue to teach at the university in Gainesville, Florida.

Sasse's wife, Melissa, who had an aneurysm and a series of strokes in 2007, was recently diagnosed with epilepsy and has been having “a new batch of memory issues," he said.

“We’ve battled some nasty seizures the last couple years, but she’s always remained a warrior,” he said.

The couple has two daughters in college, and their youngest child is turning 13, he said.

Sasse, a Republican, left the senate last year after being named the 13th president of the university.

While in the Senate, he was a prominent critic of former President Donald Trump who joined with a handful of other Republicans to vote in favor of conviction in his impeachment trial after the 2021 Capitol riot. That led to criticism from within Sasse's own party even though he voted with Trump 85% of the time and helped get his three Supreme Court nominees confirmed.

Sasso was a controversial pick to head the University of Florida, and he faced vocal opposition from some faculty and students who objected to his stance against same-sex marriage and positions on other LGBTQ issues.

Some faculty and students also questioned his qualifications to run such a sprawling school with more than 50,000 students. The university's faculty Senate voted no confidence on an opaque selection process in which Sasse emerged as the sole finalist.

The chair of the university's board of trustees, Mori Hosseini, thanked Sasse for his leadership.

“He has left a lasting impact on the university and all of those associated with it. We wish Ben all the best as he steps back to focus on his family,” Hosseini said.

Sasse thanked the university for welcoming his family and said he was grateful for the professors and students as well those behind the scenes, like third-shift maintenance crews and the early morning cafeteria workers.

“We love you. You touched our hearts and made this more than a job — you made it our community,” Sasse said. “That’s why we’re not going anywhere.”

FILE - U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., listens during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 23, 2022. Sasse, who left office to become the University of Florida president, announced late Thursday, July 18, 2024, that he will leave his job at the university at the end of the month so he can focus on taking care of his family after his wife was diagnosed with epilepsy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

FILE - U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., listens during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 23, 2022. Sasse, who left office to become the University of Florida president, announced late Thursday, July 18, 2024, that he will leave his job at the university at the end of the month so he can focus on taking care of his family after his wife was diagnosed with epilepsy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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