The annual Architectural Digest (AD 100) list was released and it comes with news! At this year’s AD 100 list, top designers Roman and Williams were featured and Modern Chairs gives you their best projects.
Featured on the 2017 AD100 list of the world’s renowned names in the interior design and architecture industry, Roman and Williams is, first and foremost, focused on people and their experiences of a space. Firm principals Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch founded Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors, named after their grandfathers, in 2002. Having worked together for a decade designing sets for significant Hollywood films, the pair took their first steps away from film when they were asked to design a home in Los Angeles; Roman and Williams was born and the firm hasn’t looked back since.
They truly believe that the story of a space is just as important as the design and the objects that go into it – it all plays into the experience. As a firm, they’re never focused on a definitive style from any era. Roman and Williams love to strip things down to their essence – instead of design, they really strive for integrity and character, focusing on a vernacular language, because vernacular is beyond design. It’s from the heart.