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Cheap and Cheerful: New Lighting from LA’s Coolest Design Studio

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Cheap and Cheerful: New Lighting from LA’s Coolest Design Studio

August 1, 2023

Currently admiring: a new line of simple mesh metal light shades from LA architects Commune. Here’s a look:

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Above: The Commune Light Socket Shades work well with the firm’s signature Commune Light Sockets. The shades are made from spun and powder-coated perforated steel with brass hardware detailing, and clip onto any G16 bulb found at your local hardware store.
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Above: The Commune Light Socket Shades are available in Black, White, Silver and Red and are $50 each.
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Above: A detail of the mesh shade in silver.
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Above: The Commune Light Socket Shade in silver.

For more Commune, see:

Kitchen of the Week: French Mid-Century Style in Santa Monica

Abstrakt Expressionism for the Home: Graphic Tiles by Commune

Steal This Look: A Wood-Paneled Camp Kitchen in Los Angeles

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Frequently asked questions

What is the Commune?

The Commune is a design studio based in Los Angeles that focuses on architecture, interior design, and product design.

What kind of projects does the Commune work on?

The Commune works on a wide range of projects including residential homes, commercial spaces, hospitality venues, and even furniture design.

Who are the founders of the Commune?

The Commune was founded by Roman Alonso, Steven Johanknecht, and Pamela Shamshiri, who are all renowned designers in their respective fields.

What is unique about the Commune's design approach?

The Commune takes a collaborative approach to design, often working closely with clients and artisans to create unique and personalized spaces. They prioritize craftsmanship, attention to detail, and the use of natural materials.

Where is the Commune based?

The Commune is based in Los Angeles, California but their projects span across various locations both nationally and internationally.

Can I hire the Commune for my project?

Yes, the Commune is available for design projects. You can reach out to them through their website for consultation and further information.

Does the Commune offer furniture or product design services?

Yes, the Commune offers furniture and product design services alongside their architectural and interior design work. They have created several unique furniture pieces that embody their design aesthetics.

How can I stay updated on the Commune's latest projects?

You can follow the Commune on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, or visit their website to stay updated on their latest projects, collaborations, and design inspirations.

Does the Commune offer internships or job opportunities?

Yes, the Commune occasionally offers internships and job opportunities. You can check their website for any available openings or contact them directly for more information.

Can I visit the Commune's design studio in Los Angeles?

The Commune does not have a public showroom or design studio. However, you can get in touch with them through their website to discuss your project or schedule a meeting.

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