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Roman & Williams Studio Visit

By Tom Ran

Published April 7, 2010

Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch in their studio

Photo: Rose Callahan

Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch in their studio

Stephen Alesch

Photo: Rose Callahan

Stephen Alesch

Stephen Alesch sketching in his office.

Photo: Rose Callahan

Stephen Alesch sketching in his office.

Floor plans of the Ace Hotel

Photo: Rose Callahan

Floor plans of the Ace Hotel

Details from Robin Standefer's office

Photo: Rose Callahan

Details from Robin Standefer's office

Order and disorder, a contrast shot of a gridded design of the floor plan on top of a scarred table.

Photo: Rose Callahan

Order and disorder, a contrast shot of a gridded design of the floor plan on top of a scarred table.

A sampling of textures

Photo: Rose Callahan

A sampling of textures

Stephen Alesch's office

Photo: Rose Callahan

Stephen Alesch's office

Stephen Alesch's office

Photo: Rose Callahan

Stephen Alesch's office

Stephen Alesch's drafting table

Photo: Rose Callahan

Stephen Alesch's drafting table

Roman & Williams design

Photo: Rose Callahan

Roman & Williams design

Tools of the trade

Photo: Rose Callahan

Tools of the trade

Meeting room

Photo: Rose Callahan

Meeting room

At work

Photo: Rose Callahan

At work

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The partners behind Roman & Williams, Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch are anti minimalists. It’s apparent in the spaces they create, whether it’s a hotel, restaurant or private residence – texture is very much a part of the firm’s identity, and the studio is no different. Nothing is too pristine nor too precious here. Scarred tables, found objects, layers of books and source materials surrounds you throughout the office. Roman & Williams is the second subject in our documentary series on craftsmanship. Watch the video here.

COMMENTS

martin
said at 3pm
February 2, 2011

wonderful & inspiring film, I saw your others works seems to me a source of ideas. Nice job! Martín from Argentina.

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