Design Commune: A Love Letter to California


Design Commune reveals the evolution story of an acclaimed design studio rooted in the California aesthetic, ethos, and lifestyle. Truly multidisciplinary in practice, Commune has, since its inception in 2004, tackled all areas of design. The work featured in this second book highlights all disciplines that Commune engages in, including interior design projects for private and commercial spaces, artist collaborations, product designs, packaging, and graphics. Its projects share many common threads, but each remains deeply personal and unique.

Hardcover, 288 pages. Measures approximately 8 ½” x 11”. Published by Abrams Books, 2020. Written by Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknect.

Commune was established in Los Angeles in 2004 by four like-minded souls—Roman Alonso, Steven Johanknecht, Pamela Shamshiri, and Ramin Shamshiri— with a common mission: to enhance life through design and to blur the lines between disciplines, eras, and styles. “This is our first 10 years, not a manifesto. We're still evolving." says Alonso.


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Design Commune: A Love Letter to California
Design Commune: A Love Letter to California