Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht
A journey through the acclaimed design studio's effortless California aesthetic, ethos, and lifestyle
Design Commune reveals the evolution story of an acclaimed design studio rooted firmly in the California aesthetic, ethos, and lifestyle. Truly multidisciplinary in practice, Commune has, since its inception in 2004, tackled all areas of design. The work featured in this second book highlights all disciplines that Commune engages in, including interior design projects for private and commercial spaces, artist collaborations, product designs, packaging, and graphics. Its projects share many common threads, such as the influence of handcrafted materials, but each remains deeply personal and unique.
Roman Alonso worked in publishing for Connoisseur and Mirabella magazines and subsequently went on to work for Barneys New York as the director of corporate PR. He later went on to work at Isaac Mizrahi, where he was vice president and image director. In 1998, he cofounded Greybull Press. Steven Johanknecht worked at Barneys New York, where he was vice president of display and store design. He subsequently worked for Donna Karan, Banana Republic, and Studio Sofield.