West Elm is no stranger to collaborating with small design studios and up-and-coming artists that tend to have their own cult following. The new collection designed by Los Angeles-based Commune mixes midcentury touches that West Elm is known for, with an appreciation for craftsmanship and holistic design portrayed in all of Commune’s projects. Commune is a multidisciplinary firm that works across myriad fields including architecture, interior design, graphic design, product management, and brand management. Most recently they completed an exhibition design at LACMA as well as multiple residential and commercial projects in Los Angeles.
The diverse collection could easily complement any existing West Elm styles while also providing some fresh textiles like shearling and graphic art prints that rework classic images. “Our collection with Commune focuses on modular pieces that transition from lounging to entertaining—in a palette of neutral colors and natural textures that will patina over time to evoke a relaxed, effortless interior,” Johanna Uurasjarvi, senior vice president of design at West Elm, stated in a press release. The 50-plus piece collection of furnishings, textiles, home accessories, planters, rugs, and wall art is available this week, exclusively at Westelm.com.