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Commune Design Studio was founded in 2004 in Los Angeles by Roman Alonso, Steven Johanknecht, Pamela Shamshiri, and Roman Shamshiri. The founders said that Commune was founded with one main principle: “Eclectic assemblages that work in harmony with their surroundings while paying homage to historic and international design.

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Handcrafted Modern

They got even more recognized due to works like Durham Hotel in Durham, North Carolina, a vacation cottage in Kona, Hawaii, and private sky residences in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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Ace Hotel Kyoto

Commune performs interior designs for residential, commercial, and hospitality projects worldwide, along with a wide range of home and lifestyle products, as well as graphic and branding concepts for the fashion, arts, and entertainment industries.

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Santa Cruz Beach House

“The rich and varied experiences of our team are reflected in the holistic approach and collaborative mindset brought to each project,” said Steven Johanknecht.

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The Durham Hotel Reception

The Commune team has designed the Durham Hotel in Durham, North Carolina, using conventional colors, finest materials and finishes, mid-century customized furniture, geometric carpets, and hand-painted tiles in the hotel entrance. All these elements and decorative accessories were inspired by the likes of Josef and Anni Albers, Charles Eames, and Albert Frey, reflecting the brand’s principles and values.

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The Durham Hotel Restaurant

The hotel provides guests with 53 rooms, a penthouse, a fantastic rooftop bar, and a sophisticated restaurant, where you can enjoy a classic yet delicious dinner. At the rooftop bar you can enjoy magnificent cocktails after work, or even a yoga class each morning. The outdoor space is like a paradise inside the city.

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The Durham Hotel Rooftop

“We wanted to create a place that offered a unique, warm, and welcoming experience for both guests and locals to enjoy,” said Craig Spitzer, General Manager at The Durham Hotel.

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The Durham Hotel Dining Area

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