CommuneDesign Studio was founded in 2004 in Los Angeles by Roman Alonso, Steven Johanknecht, Pamela Shamshiri, and Roman Shamshiri. The founders said that Communewas founded with one main principle: “Eclectic assemblages that work in harmony with their surroundings while paying homage to historic and international design.
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.
Communeperforms 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.
“The rich and varied experiences of our team are reflected in the holistic approach and collaborative mindset brought to each project,” said Steven Johanknecht.
The Communeteam has designed the Durham Hotel in Durham, North Carolina, using conventional colors, finest materials and finishes, mid-century customizedfurniture, 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.
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.
“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.