2.10.2013

Spotlight: Designers Roman and Williams

Hey There . . 

I loved having a little private tour of the Ace Hotel while in NYC and Mekenzie captured some amazing shots that have me staying there the next time we are in the city for sure.  It was just such a fun, relaxed, affordable place in my favorite neighborhood.  I wanted to take a look at and share a few other spaces designed by Roman and Williams


Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, the designers behind the company which is named after their respective grandfathers.  The couple met in Hollywood working as production designers on such movie sets as Zoolander and Practical Magic.  While working on Zoolander, they caught the eye of Ben Stiller who subsequently had the team work on his Hollywood Hills residence.  In 1999, after sadden to see their amazing sets torn down after production, they started their own firm and Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors was founded.  In 2002 they set up shop in New York in their amazing studio.

It's their strong point of view and identifiable aesthetic which I love.  Modern, industrial, vintage, a little dark yet contrasting with infused artistic white.  The look is warm, real, and filled with unique pieces that tell a story.

Take a look at their studios in New York as well as other projects including (in order below) their NY studio, the award winning Ace Hotel, The Standard's 18th floor and Boom Boom Room, The Royalton Hotel, The Dutch and private residences on Montauk, East 4th Street, 211 Elizabeth Street, Ben Stiller's home and the Davis Residence.

NY studio
NY studio
NY studio
NY studio
Ace Hotel
Ace Hotel
Ace Hotel
The Standard NY
The Standard NY
The Boom Boom Room
The Boom Boom Room
The Royalton Hotel
The Royalton Hotel
The Dutch
The Dutch
The Montauk House
The Montauk Home
East Fourth Street
211 Elizabeth Street
211 Elizabeth Street
Ben Stiller's Home
Ben Stiller's Home
Ben Stiller's Home
and the Davis Residence

In celebration of their 10th year, the firm released it's first book, "Things We Made" in October 2012, a great addition to my collection of coffee table books.



All these amazing photographs complements of their site and are credited in their first book.  Photographer's to include Diane Alesch, Casey Kelbaugh, Eric Laignel, Douglas Lyle Thompson, Nicholas Koenig, Katie Sokoler, Jen Liseo and Steven Alesch himself.

Hope that was as much of a visual fest for you as it was for me . . so many things I loved.



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