March 29,2024

2014 AD100: Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors

by David Stewart

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After founding their Manhattan firm in 2002, former Hollywood set designers Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch swiftly gained acclaim for an artisanal-industrial aesthetic that incorporates elements such as reclaimed wood, vintage-inspired tiles, and old-school hardware to retro-glamorous effect. In addition to fashioning homes for the likes of Ben Stiller and Gwyneth Paltrow, the husband-and-wife team has set trends in hospitality design with their often-imitated work for New York City’s Standard and Ace hotels and hip dining spots such as the Dutch. For the recently opened Viceroy hotel in Manhattan, the duo conjured a luxurious prewar mood. Their first monograph, Things We Made (Rizzoli, 2012), illustrates their commitment to conscientious craftsmanship. romanandwilliamom

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