Roman and Williams is, first and foremost, focused o people and their experiences of a space. The principals of the firm, Robin and Stephen, are working together for more than a decade designing sets for significant Hollywood movies. The pair took their first steps away from film when they were asked to design a home in Los Angeles and Roman and Williams was born and the firm hasn’t looked back since.
They believe that the story of a space is just as important as the design and the objects that go into it – it all plays into the experience. As a firm, they are never focused on a definitive style from any era. The studio loves to strip things down to their essence – instead of design, they strive for integrity and character. Focused on a vernacular language, because vernacular is beyond design. It’s from the heart.
Known for their contradictions and the use of layers and eclecticism. The design team takes a traditional foundation and then rebel against it with lively irreverence. They design unselfconsciously, and their secret is to focus on things they love. They never allow ourselves to be limited by what they did last and search for the neglected and the unused. The team wish is to stimulate spaces, raise their temperature, and to create voltage in the environment and use them to inspire.
At Roman and Williams, they are interested in spaces and objects that people can truly use and things that genuinely last. Devoted to rebelling against disposability and the common stereotypes of what it means to be “modern” today.
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