Our Principal Designers
Roger Harned founded RHD over 20 years ago in San Francisco, CA. He is a graduate of Indiana University and received his PhD. from the University of Minnesota. Wishing to pursue his passion for interior design, architecture and antiques, he lived and studied in Paris. Sharing his extensive knowledge, Mr. Harned has taught Interior Design at the University of California Berkeley Extension in San Francisco. He has also participated in the esteemed San Francisco Decorator Showcase. An Allied member of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Mr. Harned has completed diverse projects throughout California and the West as well as in New York, Boston, Newport and Dallas. Please view his work under Portfolio and Publications.
Read about his kitchens in Homestyle by the Sea, Fall, 2006,
Sven Hoffman has been designing the custom kitchens at RHD for the past ten years. A native of Hamburg, Germany he is a graduate of the city's culinary academy (4 years) and apprenticed at it's Inter-Continental Hotel (3 years). After moving to California he continued working as a chef for several notable restaurants including Auberge du Soleil under the direction of master chef Masa Kobayashi. He was executive chef at Tuba Garden Restaurant in San Francisco for over four years. His extensive knowledge of how kitchens should function informs Mr. Hoffman's approach to their design. He believes in subtance followed by style. His kitchens can be traditional, contemporary or transitional and he researches a variety of cabinetry, appliance, surfaces and green options. Drawings and/ or 3-D Cad drawings are provided. Please browse samples of his work under Kitchens.