Roman and Williams, a strong design firm, has been leading the nightlife of New York in interior design and architecture. With their masculine approach to color and objects, as well as the use of eclectic antiques, it is no surprise they are one of Architectural Digest’s “Top 100” designers.
“We put seemingly disparate objects together and allow them to simmer to see if we can raise the temperature of a space. Our work communicates that voltage between time periods, cultures, and styles.” – Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch
Their studio on Lafayette Street New York is where most of the work is done, meeting with clients and working on current projects. The tone of the firms character is felt in the interiors. Several work lamps are used with a darker brush tone and the chest of drawers serves a purpose as a space for the lamp and paintings to be on display.
France Circa 1880 Chest Of Drawers (AY209)
Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch believe architecture and design should be substantial and meaningful, not precious or arbitrary. The spaces they create reflect the narrative of the people who occupy them as well as the couple’s singular vision, which gives their designs a sense of power and cohesion.
England circa 1900’s swivel industrial chair (AY35)
A devotion to beauty is the thread that ties together Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch and their long and varied careers.