Roman and Williams marks twentieth anniversary with trio of latest furnishings collections

by Editors Staff

Within the 20 years that the American design agency Roman and Williams has been in existence, its founders Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch have formed the world with their charismatic and textural tackle design and interiors. Along with a glittering portfolio of residential and hospitality initiatives, the artistic duo revived New York Metropolis’s retail panorama by opening considered one of its hottest design locations, RW Guild, in 2017 after which adopted that up with its accompanying gallery arm, Guild Gallery, which opened in 2021.

Roman and Williams: new furnishings and lighting

‘Ovo’ chair in oxidised oak and ‘Seed’ lamp

(Picture credit score: Gentl & Hyers)

Coinciding with the agency’s twentieth anniversary this month, Standefer and Alesch have revealed three new product collections – their first additions for the reason that founding furnishings assortment for RW Guild. Created following a rigorous strategy of ideation, drawing and prototyping, and alongside the ideas of sluggish design that the pair have lengthy championed, the ensuing collections every exemplify the standard that comes with bringing collectively sustainably sourced pure supplies with heritage and time-honoured hand craftsmanship. Each bit is one-of-a-kind, bearing the mark and hand of its maker, and really a contemporary heirloom for the ages.

Spanning furnishings, objects and lighting, Standefer and Alesch carry an intricate sense of element and artistry to those useful collections. The ‘Ovo’ assortment, comprised of a desk and chair, nods to nature by means of a selected leaf kind; an ovate leaf, which is broad on the backside and narrower on the highest with a sturdy mid-vein, is a attribute of the beech and elm timber that develop on the duo’s Montauk property. This kind is mirrored within the ‘Ovo’ chair’s uncovered central backbone and sloping construction, which hugs the physique, whereas within the ‘Ovo’ desk’s rounded sides and angled legs echo the leaf blade’s contours and clean margins.

Dado desk by Roman and Williams

‘Dado’ desk in outdated progress white oak soaped 

(Picture credit score: Gentl & Hyers)

‘The “Ovo” assortment continues the narrative we got down to discover in our founding assortment: to develop and construct a household of furnishings with quite a lot of shapes that may reside collectively,’ the pair say. ‘These new items are consultant of a unique design language that also harmonises and unifies with the broader assortment.’

The exploration into a brand new vernacular continues with the ‘Dado’ assortment, a household of furnishings that celebrates the energy and resilience of wooden joinery by utilizing a joint and groove building. Like ‘Ovo’, the ‘Dado’ collection attracts consideration to strategies of building and connection, with items boasting an uncovered backbone that’s related at 4 factors by RW authentic {hardware} fasteners. Launched as a desk now, with a eating desk, aspect desk and bench to quickly observe, the design’s modular kind nods to early Swedish design and Donald Judd’s furnishings with its sincere and easy construction.

Roman and Williams wooden furniture in dining room

‘Ovo’ desk and chairs in outdated progress white oak soaped 

(Picture credit score: Gentl & Hyers)

The ‘Seed and Department’ collection, that includes forged bronze produced from the misplaced wax course of, closes out the brand new introductions. Resembling an elongated seed pod, the ‘Seed’ pendant lighting fixture includes a forged bronze hyperlink chain and hand-blown glass shade. There’s a fascinating individuality behind every element; every hyperlink in addition to the sunshine’s cover and its fitter showcase an irregularity from being individually forged, whereas the glass itself boasts a nude gradient that extends from the fitter. 

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