Commune is a Los Angeles-based design studio with a reputation for holistic work across the fields of architecture, interior design, graphic design, product design, and brand management. The firm has designed residential, commercial and hospitality projects worldwide, a wide array of home and lifestyle products, as well as graphic and branding concepts for the fashion, arts and entertainment industries.

The studio values the strength of the collective mind, believing that authentic creativity and innovation stem from collaboration. The true virtuosity of their work comes from their collaborations with their clients as well as with other members of the community. Since its inception, Commune has worked with artists, artisans and craftsmen around the globe. Their environmental sympathies are expressed in their conscientious selection of materials, and echoed in their appreciation for original architecture and its elements. Commune stands for community. A community of like-minded architects, interior designers, graphic designers, consultants, artisans and builders led by principals Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht.

The new collection of 8” x 8” cement tiles are designed by Commune exclusively for Exquisite Surfaces, and when repeated, can be laid out in a variety of combinations to make bold and modern patterns.

The Bean is inspired by both Japanese crests and the ceramic tiles often found in Spanish Revival homes throughout Los Angeles. Bean comes in grey, terracotta, purple, as well as custom colours.

The Mochi tile, which plays with hand drawn, undefined shapes, was inspired by the graphic shapes found in the work of abstract minimalist artists. Mochi comes in pink, blue, and custom colours.

The Circle Drop tile takes Brazilian graphics of the ‘50s and ‘60s and modernises them by playing with positive and negative space. The tiles can be sold separately; all tiles, all drops, or a combination of both.


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