Designed in California
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Commune was established in Los Angeles in 2004 by four like-minded souls—Roman Alonso, Steven Johanknecht, Pamela Shamshiri, and Ramin Shamshiri— with a common mission: to enhance life through design and to blur the lines between disciplines, eras, and styles. California is for those who refuse to conform and who live for freedom of expression, indoor/outdoor living, and that golden sunshine glinting off the waves of the Pacific. Commune perfectly captures this spirit and embodies a new California style that freely mixes old and new in its layered, highly personal interiors that embrace color, pattern, and texture. This book is the first monograph of Commune’s work, featuring its designs for private residences, hotels, commercial spaces, and restaurants, as well as the works they specially commission from virtually everyone in the artisan craftsman movement in California today.
Praise For Commune: Designed in California…
“Heavyweight Champs—Our picks from this year’s tempting crop of design books. Commune (Abrams) highlights work by the Los Angeles design group, known for its bohemian-chic approach to houses, hotels (such as LA’s Ace), and home products.”
— Town & Country
Abrams, 9781419709630, 256pp.
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
About the Author
Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht are cofounders and principals at Commune Design. They first met while working at Barneys New York, when Alonso was director of corporate PR and Johanknecht was vice president of display and store design. Previous to Commune they had long careers in design, fashion, retail, and marketing, as well as magazine and book publishing.