Roman and Williams: Things We Made

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on October 5th, 2012

The New York based design team Roman and Williams have defined a particular aesthetic sensibility for hotel, restaurant and domestic interiors that has really dominated over the past decade. After getting their start as Hollywood set designers, the husband and wife duo, when actors began clamouring for them to create spaces in their own homes that were as immersive and cohesive as those they were creating for films, set up an architectural and design firm in New York in 2002. While their names may not be familiar to you, if you’ve been to New York hotspots like the Ace Hotel or the Standard you’ve encountered their work. I’ve always loved how seamlessly they are able to infuse a narrative, almost cinematic quality into their design projects and how they create compelling contrasts between carefully curated vintage finds and the quite contemporary spaces in which they’re installed. In honour of Roman and Williams’ 10th anniversary, they are publishing an extensive monograph, Roman and Williams: Things We Made, which will trace the firm’s history and will include drawings, sketches and photographs of all of their projects to date, from their early work in the home of actors Ben Stiller and Gwenyth Paltrow to their latest commission to design the food hall for Facebook.

Published by Rizzoli, Roman and Williams: Things We Made will be out later this month and I can hardly wait!


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