Commune was founded in 2004 as a collective focused on enhancing life through design. Partners Roman Alonso, Steven Johanknecht, Pamela Shamshiri, and Ramin Shamshiri lead a staff of interior designers, architects, and graphic designers with diverse backgrounds, allowing them to see the same project from many angles. The group collaborates on commercial spaces, retail environments, restaurants, residences, packaging, corporate identities, and websites. Commercial clients include Ace Hotels in Palm Springs, Panama City, and Los Angeles.