Roman and Williams Guild is the brainchild of award-winning designers and husband-and-wife team, Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch. After years of production design on iconic films, they started their own design studio. Since then they’ve helmed hotel, restaurant, retail and museum projects.
Roman and Williams Guild is the synthesis and cumulation of their lives and devotion to storytelling, creating and connection. The Guild is home to their original designs, a collection of furniture and lighting which capture the concept of timelessness, authenticity and a strong relationship with sustainability and nature. Made to last, their commitment to construction quality is stubbornly uncompromising and the results in pieces that are easily maintained for years to come.
Another important facet of Roman and Williams Guild is global unity, a community that transcends boundaries and borders with a sensibility that embraces excellence, beauty, and dedication to technique. From their travels far and wide, Robin and Stephen have met artisans from all over the world and now bring their goods to Roman and Williams Guild, a modern day Guild of the senses. This radical new vision for the home and living is met with an experience that includes all the senses. The Roman and Williams Guild flagship showroom in NYC on Howard & Mercer is also home to Chef Marie-Aude Rose’s La Mercerie, a french cafe, and botanical savant, Emily Thompson’s shop at the Guild.