Results of 2021: the best designers and architects of Russia Architecture 12.02.2022 This is the ninth time we have summed up the results of the year with the release of the AD “100 best designers and architects of Russia”. This time the list includes not only designers and architects designing residential interiors, but also creators of museums, offices, public spaces. Natalia Abdurazakova I came to interior design from fashion. Graduated from the Faculty of History of KSU and the master’s degree of MGIMO. He believes that the secret of successful designers is empathy. In personal conversations and with the help of a questionnaire, he finds out from customers not only their hobbies, but also details of everyday life: where and how they like to read, which restaurants they go to and on which side of the bed they prefer to sleep. You can see what the interior looks like as a result of such a survey in the issue of the AD “100 best designers and architects of Russia 2021” on page 116. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov “Acanthus” One of the oldest private bureaus in Russia — graduates of the MARCHI Fedor Arzamanov, Anton Atlas and Oleg Zarechensky founded it in 1987. They are actively engaged in private architecture, usually (but not always) design houses in a traditional way. A rare example for Russia is the archburo, which often performs in tandem with famous decorators – Acanthus has projects with Irina Dymova, Albina Nazimova, Elena Weinstein. In 2017, they opened a school of the same name – first for their own children, and now for everyone. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Nadezhda and Georgy Ananyev The regular heroes of our special issue. They have been decorating interiors since 2002, and since 2017 they have been bringing the author’s vintage to Moscow, which they exhibit in their own NG Gallery and integrate into projects. They work in different styles and this year they decorated an apartment in the famous house of the People’s Commissariat of Finance (a fragment of the interior is in the photo). “This was the case when a small volume required aesthetically verified and subtle solutions”” the designers say. And the question about the cost of their services is answered as follows: “It is becoming increasingly difficult to evaluate the work. With experience, you begin to invest in projects that are almost not subject to evaluation”” Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Arefyev ‘s Olympiad She is famous for her classic projects, but she also feels great in the modern genre. There are no typical solutions and ostentatious richness in its interiors, but there are bright colors, unexpected decorative techniques, pedigreed objects and verified architecture. Arefieva’s ideal customer “doesn’t want to impress anyone but himself.” The Olympics have a rare gift: she knows how to listen and is completely imbued with the idea of the client. Despite the presence of the Well Done Interiors bureau, she conducts all projects herself and always draws sketches for them by hand. “Art Bureau 1/1” Elena Solovyova and Ilya Klimov create truly unique interiors, and this is an indisputable fact: frames from two of their projects were included in the album The Most Beautiful Rooms in the World, released for the centennial anniversary of Architectural Digest. Private and public interiors of Art Bureau 1/1 are bright and artistic, and art plays an important role in this. In 2021, Elena and Ilya even launched a personal art project and presented it in the etching workshop of Alexander Brodsky. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov “Artform” The bureau was founded by Nina Target in 2006, Dmitry Rozov and other team members joined later. All their projects are scrupulously thought out, they have a lot of custom-made built-in furniture — it allows you to use all the possibilities of space. This year, Artform has reached a new level. “We started working with one of the largest Russian developers, we are developing apartment design and interiors – we are trying to change for the better the world of dull similar layouts. Working on such a scale allows us to take a different look at many aspects of design,” says Nina Tseleva. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Ariana Ahmad She started working in the second year of MIIGAiK, where she studied at the Department of Architecture. Ariana loves strict verified spaces without flashy details and, where appropriate, prefers saturated dark colors. 2021 is special for Ahmad: public spaces appeared in her portfolio — a clothing boutique and a beauty salon, which she also built from scratch. However, the architect is still waiting for his “prince” – the customer with a house in Switzerland, from which the view of the mountains will open. Spa complex designed by Ariana Ahmad. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Ekaterina Begicheva She began her career as an interior designer in the 2000s, having first received an art history education, and then graduated from the Details school. Ekaterina is a certified expert in antiques, but in her realized projects one of the main roles is often given to vintage furniture. Begicheva’s dream client is “a person who is ready to go beyond stereotypes, open to non-standard solutions, involved in the creation of his future interior, but trusting the designer’s experience.” Apartment in Moscow, 80 m2. Photo: Evgeny Kulibaba Natalia Belonogova / NB Studio A pandemic is a pandemic, and lunch is on schedule. As in the best of times, almost all the most sonorous restaurant projects in Moscow are “packed” into the interiors of Belonogovaya. The secret of her ability to work is simple: a graduate of the Stieglitz Academy believes that a creative person should do his job without getting involved in the flow of negative moods. ”This year I wanted to make a very elegant restaurant to somehow distract people,” says Natalia. Grace, “Fat” (he is just in the photo), “Guidon— are just her latest works. Photo: Dmitry Zhuravlev Vladimir Berezin The debutant of our list graduated from the St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, and received his first order four years ago — it was an apartment with an area of only 28 m2 (it was published in the October AD for 2017). Since then, working with small spaces has become his calling card, but Vladimir already has enough experience for large-scale projects. He considers the ideal customer who dreams of an apartment with a well-thought-out layout filled with unique objects and art. Anastasia Brandt She mastered the profession of a designer at Novosibirsk University, has been working under her own name since 2018, and is on our list for the first time. Anastasia has a lot of unconventional ideas. For example, last year she designed a non-scary dental clinic with a bar (a frame from it in front of us) and launched a startup Co:Sa, which helps other designers choose materials for projects. He dreams of trying himself in new directions – whether it’s the interior of a hotel, a kindergarten or a library. Not forgetting about private customers, of course. Dentistry with a homely atmosphere in Moscow. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Maria Vatolina She started her career in the world of interiors in the magazine “ELLE Decor”, and then switched from still lifes to designing apartments and houses — a business that Maria has been engaged in for fifteen years. Like many in the profession, Vatolina is self-taught, but this year she decided to reinforce her practical knowledge with theory in a master’s degree program at one of the European universities. The result is a keen interest in ergonomics. “I am glad when a customer comes who is able to see the difference between just a beautiful result and a beautiful result that gives physical and tactile pleasure,” she says. Photo: Evgeny Kulibaba Timofey Veresnovsky Last year Timofey made his debut on our list, and this year he gained momentum and can already boast of publications not only in Russia (two of them are in AD), but also abroad. The designer from St. Petersburg knows how to work with historical spaces, loves vintage, often designs furniture himself or orders unusual items from colleagues. This mix produces different, but always bright and unexpected works. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Maria Vodolatskaya She made her first successful steps in interior design in the early 2000s without a professional education, and then went to study and continues to this day. She has an Academic design school, several courses in “Details” and internships abroad. She works masterfully with color (there are no white ceilings in her projects) and is sensitive to old Soviet furniture, so no interior of Vodolatskaya can do without it. In 2016, she even launched the Drake project and brings the Soviet vintage back to life. The atmospheric house of the entrepreneur Ekaterina Akhuzina. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Gulya Galeeva The graduate of Stroganovka is famous for large-scale projects and cooperation with difficult customers. “There was a significant increase in work last year—” says the designer. —The whole world has realized that the quality of life at home is one of the main components in the new conditions”” Guli has a talent for creating traditional interiors without falling into the museum: the classics in her performance look relevant. Recently, Gulya just received several orders for interiors in the old fund — we are waiting with interest for the result. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Marina Gaskova Like many colleagues, Marina Gaskova mastered new methods of work for herself last year. “For example, a villa in Cyprus was made and equipped completely with zoom and video communication”” she says. The designer also started giving one-time consultations – she says that this is a popular genre, and intends to continue this practice. Marina, who is great at airy interiors in a classic way, would like one day to create an “ideal villa with an ideal garden” – this is her dream project. The house is designed by Marina Gaskova. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Alexey Ginzburg Last year, he reaped the fruits of a grandiose project – the restoration of the house of the People’s Commissariat of Finance, for which he received many awards, including the AD Design Award. Actually, for the sake of preserving the building, built according to the project of Moses Ginzburg (grandfather Alexei) and Ignatius Milinis thirty years ago, the workshop “Ginzburg and Architects” was created. Over the years, she has become one of the key players in the Russian architectural market and makes projects of various scales – from urban planning to interior design. Winner of the AD Design Award 2021: House of the People’s Commissariat of Finance in Moscow. Irina Glick Last year, Irina and her team received the AD Design Award for the reconstruction of the embankment in Bogoroditsk — this is her small homeland, so the attitude to the project is special. At the same time, she designed the Sakhalin restaurants in Bodrum and Ava on Patriki (he is in the photo), engaged in the restoration of public areas in the Metropole and opened the Geometry Design conceptual space. When we did this number, it became known that two restaurants designed by her — the Moscow Sakhalin and Savva – received Michelin stars. AVA restaurant on Malaya Bronnaya. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Julia Golavskaya She graduated from Details in 2004 and has been working under her own name ever since, and her bureau was a chamber one. But new times have come: there are more projects, the staff has grown, and this year a new brand has appeared — Golavskaya Interiors & Art. Golavskaya has her own special style, which she calls romantic minimalism. At the same time, Yulia is quite pragmatic in her work. “I like rational customers who formulate their desires well, are willing to cooperate, and really evaluate their capabilities,” says the designer. A house with a democratic atmosphere in the Moscow region. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Elena Gorenstein Lately Elena Gorenstein has been overcome by a thirst for renewal. She began to learn foreign languages and completely rearranged the usual order of work. “This is a breakthrough year,” says the designer. — We have a new office, new people, a new structure of the workshop.” The only thing that has remained unchanged is Elena’s Instagram, in which she has been publishing ironic reflections on life for many years, attracting not only new subscribers, but also customers. And also at Elena’s new apartment, which you will find here. Visiting designer Elena Gorenstein: a large apartment with a winter garden. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk Ilya Gulyants Ilya graduated from the Moscow International School of Design in 2017 and has been actively developing in the profession ever since. His studio El Born has already completed fifty projects (they work only on a turnkey basis). He does not miss events in the world of contemporary art, and this year, despite the pandemic restrictions, he managed to arrange a tour of all the world’s iconic art and design exhibitions. Nevertheless, Gulyants considers the interior of the new Polyandria bookstore in Moscow to be the main victory of last year. Tkachi Cafe designed by Ilya Gulyants. Katya Gulyuk Katya is an art critic by education, and her projects are always “sewn in” a lot of stories about the history and culture of different countries. And they also have a great taste for life, which even a pandemic cannot poison. “2021 turned out to be a time of deep creative freedom and hedonism for me — largely due to the fact that during the quarantine it became perfectly legal to admire the slow daily beauty of rural life,” she says. Most often, Katya takes on the design of country houses and likes to work with customers who have family stories and artifacts dear to their hearts. If you are such a person, you will be interested in her. Interior from the cover: the house of decorator Katya Gulyuk in the Moscow region. Boris Denisyuk The founder of Buro 5 is a hereditary architect, at one time engaged in graphic design, interested in cinema, modular construction. Denisyuk is one of those architects who works not only with space, but also with meanings, and says that he has now revised his approach to design. “I no longer rely on trends and context, but on thoughts and images that I understand from the works of masters of previous years”” Speaking about the ideal customer, Le Corbusier quotes: “I can only build a good house for a good person”” Apartment-liner designed by Boris Denisyuk, 170 m2. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Boris Dmitriev Boris was a fashion designer for ten years, then studied at the Details school, worked in the studio with the decorator Kirill Istomin. He brought to his new profession a love of rich textures and the ability to work with textiles, so that his projects turn out to be multi-layered, lush, elegant. Boris and his family have been living outside the city for many years, so he gradually mastered landscape design — his house and garden can be seen on our YouTube channel. The house of designer Boris Dmitriev. Eduard Eremchuk and Katya Pyatskaya Before forming a stable design duo, Katya studied in MARCHI and Milan, and Eduard studied at the Southern Federal University in Rostov-on-Don, after which he interned in New York. Their first joint work was the cafe “Circle” (pictured). “No one expected such a rush—” the designers admit. – Almost a year has passed, and publications still publish the interior. There is always a queue at the entrance to the institution.” Since then, they have launched their jewelry collection and designed three items for the Sberbank project. In a word, Katya and Eduard are versatile people and are ready for the most unexpected projects. Breakfast cafe “Krugok” in Voronezh. Photo: Inna Kablukova Zhenya Zhdanova Last summer Zhenya Zhdanova bought the house and garden of the agronomist Rakitsky in Tarusa, an object of cultural heritage, and engaged in its restoration. This is a big project that requires a lot of resources, but in return gives inspiration. So last year Zhenya also managed to arrange two large villas in Spain. The interiors, which were worked on completely remotely, became the embassy of Russian art in Majorca: the designer collected paintings, graphics, ceramics filling them in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Tarusa. Photo: DANIEL SCHAEFER Inna Zavyalova AddBuro by Inna Zaviyalova has representative offices in Moscow and Lucerne, and the geography of its projects is also wide — this year the bureau continued to design the houses of its Russian and Swiss customers. Zavyalova makes large-scale – elegant and at the same time cozy — interiors in traditional taste. Frequent attributes of her projects are joinery made according to the author’s sketches in her own production. The apartment is designed by Inna Zavyalova. Irakli Zaria A graduate, and now a teacher of the Details school, believes that “a good interior is a symbiosis of author’s furniture, art and vintage”” In his projects, these three components are usually presented in a big way. He often designs items for his interiors and dreams of launching his own furniture brand one day. Customers are expected to strive for something more than just convenience and comfort. Irakli is a lover of Japanese culture; last year his wallpaper with oriental motifs was included in the de Gournay collection. Interior from the cover: townhouse designed by Irakli Zaria. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Anna Zinkovskaya Anna Zinkovskaya has been designing interiors since 2001, but once upon a time she studied to be an industrial designer. Twenty years later, she returns to her roots: due to pandemic restrictions, Anna began to cooperate with local productions and will soon present a small series of items she invented. She also does not forget about interior projects: Zinkovskaya is one of those designers who has a fine sense of the history of the place, and recently just finished work on an apartment in the old foundation. Interior from the cover: an apartment in a former wing at the estate of Denis Davydov. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Kirill Istomin In December, the book “Kirill Istomin. Sophisticated look”, it contains the works of the decorator for twenty years, including those not yet published. It seems that Kirill’s passion for the profession only grows with time. “I always quote Dorothy Draper, who said that decorating should be fun”” he says. In October, we published an interior in which Istomin wittily solved the housing issue of his friends, and he himself considers silk curtains embroidered with pearls and lurex, which he hung in his client’s bedroom, to be the main victory of 2021. Apartment for a family with triplet sons designed by Kirill Istomin. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk Max Kasymov Max Kasymov Interior/Design studio got into a special issue for the first time, but has been working on the market for a long time, since 2013. Kasymov’s team not only designs interiors, but also has its own production workshop. This circumstance became the key for a joint project with the South African studio Saota; the house they built for the family of entrepreneur Sergey Kozhevnikov was published in the May AD. And in September, Max talked about him at the HOMI exhibition as part of Milan Design Week. A country house in Serebryany Bor designed by the South African bureau Saota. Anna Clark Anna worked in marketing and advertising for many years – until she bought an apartment. Together with the new housing, she found a new hobby, which soon became a profession. Clarke mastered the subtleties of interior design in The Higher School of Environmental Design at the MARCHI. He likes to work in the old fund and boldly uses color, even when he designs small spaces. Apartment in a renovated apartment building, 37 m2. Photo: Evgeny Kulibaba Anastasia Komarova A graduate of the Plekhanov Academy and the Details School, she has been decorating interiors since 2005. Works under the INdEX brand, but conducts all projects personally. This year she opened the Vetra floral studio, which shares a room with Natalia Maslova’s 3L Store concept store. Anastasia considers the question of the ideal customer to be philosophical. “I am always in search of an answer to this important question, I even have a class at the Details school, where I invite students to reflect on the subject of the dream customer,” she says. Interior from the cover of the special issue “Small apartments”: apartment in Moscow, 72 m2. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Elena Kornilova Elena Kornilova, a graduate of the MARCHI, lived in Moscow for a long time, and worked not only in Russia, but also around the world: in Monaco, London, on the Cote d’Azur and, of course, in Paris. It was here that she moved to live a few years ago. Elena is a real expert in the field of Parisian art galleries and antique shops, so her projects are always filled with art. Never starts construction until the project is fully approved — this approach helps to reduce work time and keep both the customer and the architect calm. See her project on page 160 in the AD issue “100 Best designers and architects of Russia 2021”. Apartment in the tones of “Dutch land”, 180 m2. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Irina Krasheninnikova She studied philosophy at the University of Yekaterinburg, and interior design at the Details School, has been working since 2007. Soviet-era objects often appear in Krasheninnikova’s projects. But not as ironic art objects, as it often happens: Irina develops an image of a modern Russian interior, in which our past and the aesthetics of northern design are mixed. Another interest of the designer is gardens. This year she was lucky enough to decorate the garden on the terrace; now she is waiting for spring to see the result of the work. Apartment of designer Irina Krasheninnikova, 80 m2. Masha Kunyakina The debutante AD100 studied at the Faculty of Applied Arts and Interior at MGUS, then worked for five years as a designer in an international team in Austria, and now designs interiors in Russia and teaches coloristics at the Details school. Masha creates unusual, fabulous spaces, they always have a story that she tells with the help of color and unusual objects. He does not dream of an ideal customer — he considers his past and current customers to be such. Marina Kutuzova Marina’s studio “Details” (not to be confused with the school of the same name) is based in Kaliningrad, although the geography of its projects is much wider. The portfolio includes dozens of realized interiors in the corporate style, involving the use of deep cold colors and first-class designer furniture. It is not surprising that the event of the year for Kutuzova was a trip to the furniture exhibition in Milan, because it is there that advanced modern design is “forged”. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Katerina Lashmanova Katerina Lashmanova received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from MARCHI, and then studied at Details. We have been following her work for a long time. Over the years of practice, Ekaterina has developed her own style: she makes modern classics with a French accent, uses thoroughbred vintage furniture and art objects in her projects. It turns out to be noble and respectable. Customers are expected to be “open, able to hear, perceive and change.” In a word, readiness for a deep dive into the wonderful world of design. A serene penthouse on Leningradsky Prospekt. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Daria Mayer In her youth, she studied at the Lyceum at the Academy of Arts, and although she eventually chose a career as an architect, her projects are always carefully drawn, filled with color and art. He knows how to work with apartments in the old fund — life in St. Petersburg obliges. This year she has expanded the geography of her projects and finds new incentives for creativity in limitations. ”We really miss traveling and compensate for this by adding more variety to the interiors,” says Daria. He dreams of a perfectionist customer with a broad outlook on the world in order to develop further. Monochrome apartment with art in St. Petersburg. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk Olga Maleva A graduate of the Details school is celebrating the tenth anniversary of her Olga Malyeva Studio this year. Olga’s team celebrated the anniversary with the first foreign publications and the start of work on a large project in London, in which she “combines strong architectural solutions, new technologies, materials, customized design and cool art”” Olga loves and knows the American style well, and her projects are not complete without collectible design — her ideal customer should also be interested in it. Apartment of designer Olga Maleva in Moscow. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Zoya Mamontova Does not recognize the definition of “designer” and calls himself an “interior architect”. She studied at MARKHI, Details and KLC and has been designing interiors since 2006. If luxury for you is elegance, conciseness and collectible design, then you are the perfect customer for Zoya. She likes to visit carpentry factories and workshops in search of original items that give personality to her projects. Zoya works alone, recruiting a team of professionals for each order. Look for its interior on page 192 in the issue AD “100 best designers and architects of Russia 2021”. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Natela Mankayeva The founder of Decorator N studio knows how to be different, which is probably why she quickly adapts to changes in the world around us. “Of course, it is very comfortable to work with long-familiar contractors and partners, but the past year has minimized this opportunity, giving us a lot of work with completely new people and in a completely new format for us,” she says. Last year, Natela implemented a large-scale project without ever visiting the facility, and began repairs in her own apartment: “The experience is important and useful, allowing you to experience for yourself what it means to be on the other side of the barricades”” Apartment designed by Natela Mankaeva, 400 m2. Natalia Maslova / 3L Decor Even before the pandemic, the founder of the 3L Decor studio designed several interiors in London, but there is something foreign in her Russian projects as well. Natalia has a delicate taste for unusual things: in 2021, she opened a 3L Store concept store with furniture, accessories and art, where you can immerse yourself in her ideal world. Another important outcome of the year is the completion of three large projects that have been implemented for four years. Natalia promises to show the result already in 2022. Natalia Maslova’s conceptual space 3L Store in Moscow. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov MK-Interio Maria Mahonina and Alexandra Kazakovtseva studied at the Stieglitz Academy and opened the MK-Interio architectural studio back in 1996. They believe that the interior should be in harmony with the architecture and the views outside the window. Designers implement this principle in a non-banal way: although many of their projects are located in St. Petersburg, they do without historical allusions, and the emphasis is on first-class modern design. They appreciate the opportunity to talk to the client in the same language. Perhaps that is why this year they translated the name of their bureau from Latin to Cyrillic. Apartment under the project “MK-Interio” in St. Petersburg. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk Evgeny Neymand Interior design is in Eugene’s blood — his father was the dean of the Faculty of Design at the Mukhinsky School (now it is the Stieglitz Academy), and his mother and older brother studied at the same university. But he considers his main school to be working at the bulthaup design gallery, where he was lucky to communicate with both the best subject designers from Europe and practicing local architects. He perceives pandemic restrictions with gratitude: “We have forgotten that it can be good at home and that it should be good where we are”” and is ready to put this concept into practice. Color apartment in St. Petersburg. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Alexey Nikolashin He opened the SL project bureau in 2004 and is engaged in modern architecture: he builds houses, decorates interiors. This year alone, his team has completed work on a dozen villas, including in Thailand and the USA (these are new directions for them). Nikolashin has a recognizable handwriting: he is a minimalist, thinks in large volumes, uses interesting finishes and expressive art in projects. The dream customer, according to Nikolashin— is a person who trusts his architect, strives for a unique result, does not save and does not hurry. An extension to a country house designed by Alexey Nikolashin. Sergey Ogurtsov For many years Sergey lived between Moscow and Riga, where he has an apartment, so for the last year and a half he has not had the opportunity to actively work and shoot his projects in Russia. We hope that next year will fix it. However, Ogurtsov mastered remote work when it was not yet mainstream — while studying at San Francisco. Sergey knows how to make interiors that do not lose relevance for a long time. He is sure that the overall feeling of the interior is more important than small details, and is waiting for customers who share this opinion. Svetlana Ozerova and Natalia Jung The designers graduated from the Details school in 2013 and pretty soon began teaching there, having developed the course “Russian Interior”. The duo’s projects have a sense of place and time. “We see our task not only in the functional arrangement of a new home, but also in the poetization of everyday life, in creating new routes and opportunities for admiring the interior,” the designers say. “It’s great when the customer pursues the same goals”” Last year Svetlana and Natalia were able to realize themselves not only in interior design, but also in architectural design — they consider this their main creative victory. Apartment in the spirit of the Soviet past in Moscow, 84 m2. Photo: Evgeny Kulibaba Natalia Pantyukhina Natalia’s creative career began at the V. M. Vasnetsov Abramtsevo Art and Industrial College, where she studied ceramics. After that, he graduated from the Stroganov Moscow State Technical University with a degree in interior design, which Natalia has been successfully doing for almost twenty years. One of the last memorable works of the designer is the restoration and decoration of a villa in Tuscany, which graced the cover of the June issue of AD in 2020. Recently, she switched from real estate to transport and issued a jet (he is in the photo). And Natalia’s creative plans are to create the interiors of the hotel. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Polina Pidtsan This year, Polina and her team have increasingly started working on projects of country houses, because with the pandemic, interest in such real estate has become much higher. But the office of her bureau moved to a historic mansion closer to the Kremlin walls. The main professional victory considers an increase in the pace of work – a private mansion from scratch to a housewarming in fifteen months. Polina loves calm, interesting customers who trust her as a professional. Four-bedroom house designed by Polina Pidtsan, 720 m2. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk Maria Pilipenko For fifteen years of work, the designer has become a real expert in working with the old fund — she was engaged in the restoration and transformation of apartments in pre-revolutionary, constructivist and Stalinist houses. The year 2021 was remembered by Maria with an incredible thirst for habitual travel, which led her to spontaneously buy an old wooden house in Suzdal, the restoration of which she is currently engaged in. The client of her dreams, when meeting, should say“ “Your view of the world is close to me, I trust you completely, let’s get mutual pleasure and joy from working on our project!” Apartment opposite the Shukhov Tower, 75 m2. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Natalia Popova Natalia is a candidate of economic Sciences by her first education, but decided to radically change her field of activity, graduated from the Details school and advanced her qualifications at the Florence Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute. The main victory of this year is the project of the house of his friends in the Crimea, which can be seen on page 148 in the issue of AD “100 best designers and architects of Russia 2021”. Natalia is sure that a designer should train his vision and imagination every day, then there will be no impossible tasks for him. He considers an ideal client to be a person who will ask him to create a dream home. A house with authentic details in the Crimea. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Alexandra Potapova Alexandra grew up in a creative family, her mother – an architect – often took her daughter to construction sites, to supervision, and at home little Alexandra read not fairy tales, but architectural magazines and played with samples of tiles and parquet. In 2012, she graduated from the MARCHI, and in 2014 she founded the Workshop Studio. Alexandra has been living and working in the USA for five years, where she finds many sources of inspiration. The only difficulty is frequent flights across the ocean to Moscow construction sites. This year she completed her favorite project, which combines Soviet classics and Danish asceticism. Apartment designed by Alexandra Potapova in Moscow. Photo: Sergey Ananyev “Project905” Alexey Dunaev and Marianna Zapolskaya create minimalistic and even ascetic interiors dominated by natural wood in light shades. This year was fruitful for architects: their own apartment was published in AD magazine, and the project “House in Tarusa” won one of the nominations of the expert award ProWood Awards. Before contacting Dunaev and Zapolskaya, you should study their previous projects and understand that you want to work with them. Apartment of architect Alexey Dunaev in Moscow, 60 m2. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk Peter Safiullin Peter (in the photo he is in the very center) was born in Kazan in a family of architects and followed in the footsteps of his parents. He loves his job, and even called the architectural bureau Yaratam, which means “love” in Tatar. Under the same brand, Peter develops a furniture factory, which he created so that Russian-made items could reach the world level in quality and design. Safiullin received the AD Design Award 2021 for the best office, but other events became the main ones this year — he completed the house for his parents and got a puppy. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk Elena Simkina According to her first education, Elena is a financier, but eighteen years ago she decided to change her field of activity, graduated from the International School of Design and opened her own bureau. Elena loves Stalin’s houses very much and this year she finished the restoration of a historic apartment in the center of Moscow. “It was a complex, lengthy, meticulous work to restore the historical stucco, ceiling sockets and unusual double-leaf doors from 1953,” says the designer. The customer of her dreams understands the full value of historical housing, dreams of preserving existing details and is full of patience, since the restoration process is always ambiguous and time-stretched. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Olga Solnyshkova A graduate of Stroganovka, in 2009 she founded the In[ex]terior bureau, where she and her colleagues create turnkey interiors. ”Our goal is that each project, like an expensive and perfectly fitting suit, should be beautiful, functional, live out of time, and over the years bring more and more pleasure to its owners,” says Olga. She teaches the same approach to students in her course. In 2021, she rebuilt the processes in the bureau, and now most of the work with customers takes place in an online format. The customer of her dreams is the one who strives for a beautiful life, appreciates time and well-established work. The apartment of the newlyweds in Moscow, 70 m2. Anastasia Stenberg She graduated from the MARCHI, worked in the Union of Architects, after which she left for an internship in Denmark and has been living in two countries for twenty-eight years. Anastasia prefers Scandinavian style, but the budget does not matter to her. This year, due to the failure of supplies from abroad, many local manufacturers began to be used in Russian projects. The customer of her dreams understands that good, high-quality furniture is an investment and that art must be present in his interiors, and sometimes the whole composition can be built around paintings and art objects. Apartment with a circular layout designed by Anastasia Stenberg. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Evgenia Uzhegova She graduated from the New Parsons School of Design in New York, where she studied architecture and lighting design. He has been designing public spaces for eight years, and recently has been expanding the scope of work towards small architectural forms and lighting design. One of Eugenia’s latest works is the mansion-restaurant Lila on Sretenka (pictured), in which many complex tasks were implemented, for example, walls made of rammed earth in the Insider bar. The customer of her dreams should be open to experiments and “burn” the project as well as the designer. But the most important victory this year and the “project” of Evgenia’s life was the birth of a child. The Lila space on Sretenka. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk Julia Fire A graduate of the Details school founded the BF Creative Studio bureau in 2015. Yulia and her team design residential and public spaces. In interiors, he loves working with color, enjoys using vintage and a lot of painting. The year 2021 was a turning point in Yulia’s life: she has revised her attitude to consumption and storage, and her new projects will become even more rational. “I began to like objects made of recycled plastic and restoration of old things”” says the designer. And her creative dream is to recreate an old house somewhere in the Russian outback, in a place of stunning beauty. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Ekaterina Fedorova Ekaterina has a versatile education, first she studied for a master in artistic ceramics, then at the Details school, and after that – for a graphic artist in Ivan Fedorov University of Printing. She founded the bureau in 2006 and started with traditional and eclectic interiors, but now she likes minimalistic spaces where materials and colors play a major role. Ekaterina’s ideal customer gives her the keys to the apartment and asks her to do whatever she wants, without thinking about the budget. Apartment in a Moscow new building designed by Ekaterina Fedorova, 175 m2. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk Marina Filippova She received a brilliant education: she studied economics at St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance, Art History – in University of Vermont in the USA, and graduated from the Academic School of Design in Moscow. In her works Marina combines modern furniture with vintage and antique objects and always adds art. The designer works a lot both in Russia and abroad and really appreciates when customers come back to her again and again. Apartment with complex geometry in Moscow designed by Marina Filippova. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Anastasia Khalchitskaya Anastasia studied interior design at the St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technology and Design and studied hotel and restaurant design at the Politecnico di Milano. Since 2009, she has been engaged in private and public spaces — her portfolio includes more than twenty restaurants in Russia and abroad, one of which, Grecco (pictured), won the AD Design Award. Anastasia appreciates when customers come for her taste and vision of the space, listen and trust her. It is in this case that the projects are successful. Winner of the AD Design Award 2021: Grecco restaurant in St. Petersburg. Alexandra Helminskaya-Leontieva She received a fundamental education at the MARCHI at three departments at once — industrial architecture, theory and history of Soviet and foreign architecture and philosophy of architecture. Since 2007, he has been working on private and public interiors, as well as designing houses. Alexandra likes to use innovative and challenging materials like architectural concrete. This year is called “the year of different scales” — the architect had both small apartments, a clubhouse and a whole village in his work. He considers an ideal customer to be a person who is ready to implement bold ideas, is interested in art and just sincerely loves life. A house made of architectural concrete in the village of Millennium Park. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk Tatiana and Dmitry Khoroshev Architects live and work together. In 2008, they founded the Lighthouse bureau, they are mainly engaged in private interiors, not adhering to a certain style, because they consider the wishes of the customer important. This year, Tatiana and Dmitry have been working on foreign projects (one of which is their own house on the seashore in Greece) and are so carried away by them that they now dream of building a hotel somewhere in Italy or Mexico. The Khoroshevs’ project near Moscow is on page 128 in the issue of AD “100 best designers and architects of Russia 2021”. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Mike Shilov He started his career in the field of glossy journalism, but became interested in interiors. He graduated from the International School of Design, where he now teaches, and also studied in the UK and Japan. Mike creates very thoughtful interiors all over the world, and recently became interested in object design. His portfolio was replenished with collections for Arte Veneziana and Sahrai, the latter he presented at the Salone del Mobile exhibition.Milano. ”My ideal customer should be able to voice his wishes regarding how he wants to live on, and fully trust my taste and competence, in which case I will definitely not disappoint him,” says Mike. Visiting designer Mike Shilov. 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Loves Belgian and Dutch architecture, has internships in these countries. Alla knows how to work in different styles, but only one thing remains unchanged: in almost all of her projects, you can find antique carved sideboards. The designer urges not to blow away dust particles from antique furniture, but to use it every day. The customer of her dreams is the one who gives complete freedom of action and unlimited budget. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Anna Erman The designer is able to transform any space with the help of simple paint and finds in a hardware store. He loves to create art objects and furniture with his own hands, has a superpower to find cool things at flea markets around the world. This year she wrote and launched her course on interior design and considers this turn in her career very unusual. Anna loves customers with a great desire to act, not to stop the construction process, to show initiative and speed, and those who clearly understand why he turned to her. A colorful apartment designed by Anna Ehrman: photos “before and after”. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk AB-architects There are four main architects in the bureau, and all graduates of the MARCHI: Lidia, Vedran and Zlatan Brkich and Igor Metelkin. Since 2004, they have implemented more than a hundred projects, and ten of them in the last, not the easiest year for everyone. In 2021, the team got its own multifunctional office on the territory of Bakery No. 9, which can be considered their business card. The space is planned to be used not only for its intended purpose, but also for exhibitions or events. Work with Ab-Architects should be built on trust — in this case, they will realize any of your dreams. Apartment in the house of Despres, 133 m2. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk Alexander Kozlov Interiors Architects Alexander Kozlov and Anastasia Grateful are partners not only in life, but also in work: for sixteen years they have been creating together and decorating interiors in Russia and Europe. They remembered 2021 not with closed borders, like many others, but on the contrary. “Thanks to European projects, we spent a lot of time in Italy. They rediscovered Italian subject design, architecture, and new manufactories. There were few people, and it was a pleasure to move around the country,” Alexander shares. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Alexander Volkov Architects Alexander Volkov, though a newcomer to our list, has more than forty projects in his portfolio, among which there are both private and public spaces. The young architect is a supporter of minimalistic aesthetics, carefully thinks over the scenography and flirts a little with theatricality, adding either a velvet curtain, art, or a spectacular lighting scenario. Its interiors are not overloaded with details, there is always a lot of air in them, but at the same time they look cozy. This year, Volkov’s team has taken a new height and started working on major public projects in Kazan and Moscow. Apartment with a winter garden for a large family, 250 m2. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk ANCconcept Pyotr Lukyanov and Kirill Ustinov have been in business since 2008. There is a place for everything in their projects: classic notes, vintage, modern details and bright colors. Architects are proud that they are not hostages of one style and can bring any interior to life. In 2021, they even expanded the boundaries of their capabilities by taking up a project in St. Petersburg, and they plan to develop “new territories and decorative techniques that no one has decided on yet”” If you are impressed by such audacity, then feel free to contact them – Peter and Kirill will help you decide on your desires and with stylistics. ARCH(E)TYPE The multidisciplinary bureau, founded by Daria Belyakova in 2015, has offices in Moscow and Tokyo, as well as its own furniture brand Archipélago. A big team does not have to be bored: they are engaged in architecture, interior design, subject and graphic design. And this year they debuted with the Order jewelry collection, released by the new Joser brand, for which they developed the design, identity and packaging. Such diversity does not harm the main type of activity: the bureau implements private and public projects. It-place: art concierge and Lobby bar in Gostiny Dvor. Photo: Yerofeyev Argento Style The bureau was founded in 2008 by Svetlana Evdokimova and Egor Guslyakov. They design interiors and design furniture, and recently mastered the specifics of building wooden houses with a flat roof. Their portfolio includes projects of various scales, for example, a residence in Jurmala, a townhouse in London, UPD Cake cafe and Beluga Caviar Bar in Moscow. Svetlana and Egor call their style modern, but they get it with a touch of elegance, which is given by noble materials: architects like to use rare woods and play on the contrast of textures. Their new work is on page 172 in the issue of AD “100 best designers and architects of Russia 2021”. An apartment with an ”oasis” for yoga classes. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Art Group The interiors created by Daria Vasilkova are always bright and lively, elements of different styles are mixed in them, and they evoke positive emotions. Over the ten years of the bureau’s existence, Vasilkova and her team have come up with their own recognizable design language. This year they developed the interiors, corporate identity and identity of the Holst Hotel in Baden-Baden (the project will be implemented in 2022), and also proposed a business model of the gallery at the hotel, where you can buy or rent interior items and art. Apartment with three bedrooms, 117 m2. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk Artists Collaboration The bureau appeared in 2013 in Kazan, founded by Angelina Borodkina and Ksenia Evstafyeva, graduates of the KGSAU. You can get acquainted with the portfolio of architects not only on the website, but also live: this year they launched the Art Collab Secret Places project and create apartments for rent for aesthetes. The first one appeared in Kazan. ”This is a place for hedonists like us, imbued with our ideology and filled with good design, high—quality things, art and books,” the architects explain. Studio in Kazan, 36 m2. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk BHD Studio The duet of Irina Markman and Ekaterina Nechaeva was formed in “Details”, and now it has turned into a trio — Natalia Zenchenko joined the founders of the studio. They design interiors and promote contemporary art, which is sold in the Art Brut Moscow gallery. They plunge into the process with their heads: they can work in the workshop, experimenting with plaster and ceramics, or understand the rules of preserving architectural heritage. They are not afraid of difficult tasks, whether it is a spa or a gym in an apartment or an alternative descent from the second floor in the form of a slide. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov BIGO Elizaveta Golubtsova and Marina Biryukova have been working fruitfully since 2012 and this year they even expanded their team, replenishing it with narrow-profile specialists. “Now we can do everything ourselves without going beyond the bureau,” they say. BIGO creates functional, well-thought-out modern projects, but they dream of a customer – the owner of an old house or apartment with artifacts, a lover of collectible design and vintage furniture, in order to create an honest mix of antiques and modern art objects. We hope he will get his hands on this AD special number. Apartment without walls in Moscow, 27 m2. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk ChDecoration Elena Chabrova and Olga Chebysheva, graduates of the Details School, have been working together since 2012. Their projects include vintage and modern art, designer furniture and classic elements. One thing is invariable: the feeling of air and spaciousness, even when designers work with a small space. Last year, ChDecoration completed two projects that they made for their old customers. The fact that people return to them again and again is rightly considered one of their main achievements. House in the Moscow region, 300 m2. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Copper & Tin Newcomers to our list. In the name of the bureau, copper and tin met – elements from the alloy of which noble bronze is obtained. The founders of the bureau, Elena Spiridonova and Roman Andrusenko, believe that their duo also works on the principle of synergy. By the way, bronze was among the materials in the project with which they debuted in the printed version of AD. Sophisticated finishes made of noble materials are the strong point of this bureau. And they also know how to work remotely: last year, Elena and Roman conducted projects in Europe without leaving our country. Apartment in St. Petersburg Stalinka, 62 m2. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk Crosby Studios Last year, the founder of Crosby Studios, Harry Nureyev, spent like a real man of the world: he started in New York, and ends in Paris, where he has projects and a new studio (it is just in the photo). Somewhere in the middle, he visited Moscow, managed to open (and then close) the Crosby space on Malaya Ordynka, participate in the design of the embankment in front of the “HPP‑2” and become the cover hero of AD. Harry is passionate about collaborations with big brands from the fashion world, but his energy is also enough for interiors — private and public. Multifunctional space Crosby Studios Café. Photo: 11H45/FLORENT MICHEL DA bureau Photo: Margarita Smagina DA bureau say that they remembered 2021 with a huge amount of communication. They gave lectures, recorded podcasts, and participated in discussions. Architects really have something to share — they create interiors of the most interesting restaurants in St. Petersburg (Birch, Under the See, the Third Place space that you see in the photo, and others), and now also Moscow and have been AD Design Award winners three times. They enter the new year with an expanded team and are waiting for people who “treat their projects as a matter of life” — this is how they see the ideal customer. Photo: Sergey Melnikov HOROMYSTUDIO The architectural bureau founded by Olga Vetosheva and Eduard Zakharov, graduates of the Stieglitz Academy, was included in the list of the best for the first time – and immediately with a large-scale project (p. 182 in the issue of the AD “100 best designers and architects of Russia 2021”). This is a natural result of the development of the team, whose name combines cosmopolitanism and Russian traditions. They make honest modern architecture that has a sense of place. The published house is not the first in their portfolio. And obviously not the last one: according to the architects, there is a real boom in private architecture now. A house with panoramic windows designed by Horomystudio. Photo: Sergey Melnikov INT2 architecture The projects of Anastasia Sheveleva and Alexander Malinin have never been published on the pages of AD. The founders of INT2 believe that their audience is modern, dynamic people who “live” on the Internet. INT2 makes projects in which the minimalist clarity of planning solutions is “flavored” with vintage and antique furniture. Anastasia and Alexander are graduates of the Volgograd State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, but are based in St. Petersburg, and have been working in recent years outside of Russia, in Europe. Apartment for rent in St. Petersburg under the INT2 project. Le Atelier The bureau has been in existence since 2013, and since 2018 it has invariably been included in our list of the best – Sergey Kolchin’s team is able to surprise and, without changing its corporate style, comes up with something new every time. Architects like to overcome difficulties and push extremes. They can easily combine bare concrete and pastel colors and find a logical explanation for this. Each of their decisions is conscious and meaningful. In short, they make smart projects. Grey apartment with bright accents designed by Le Atelier. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Nefa Architects The architectural bureau under the management of Dmitry Ovcharov works with different scales — they can build a terminal for an airport in Rostov-on-Don, or they can come up with an interior for a small loft. And in every Nefa project, they try to do everything “with their own hands” — Ovcharov considers architects of the early twentieth century to be an example, who worked out their projects right up to the door handle. Dmitry calls the performance at the architectural festival in Venice the main creative victory of last year, and in the coming year he is waiting for customers who are ready for miracles. Functional loft in Moscow, 46 m2. NIDO Interiors This year, Valeria Dzyuba’s team celebrated a housewarming party in the house of the People’s Commissariat of Finance, published a book in partnership with TATLIN publishing house, launched its first large-scale project in Europe, and also designed a flagship showroom for the Russian brand 12Storeez and came up with a new interior concept for it. ”In terms of scale, intensity of emotions and the level of synergy with the customer, this project can be called exceptional,” says Valeria. Private interiors of NIDO are also not abandoned: perhaps right now their strict, intelligent approach to work is in demand more than ever. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Oleg Klodt Architecture & Design Architect Oleg Klodt and designer Anna Agapova launched a parallel business in 2017 and produce furniture and textiles. Therefore, they consider the main professional victory in 2021 to be the collection of carpets of the Citades in cooperation with Manufacture de Tapis de Bourgogne, and they associate their hopes for the future with the defrosting of international exhibitions. The interior projects of the bureau also go their own way – to Oleg and Anna is approached by customers who need a noble space with Art Deco elements. Interior from the cover: Oleg Klodt’s apartment in Moscow. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov. Stylist: Anna Agapova. Producer: Natalia Varnikova. Only Design Graduates of the Stroganov Moscow State Pedagogical University Olga Sedova and Prokhor Mashukov does everything together – they live, raise children and create unusual interiors. Their works are not just beautiful compositions, but whole storylines that designers develop in all ways, from finishing materials to the selection of art, and often create paintings and art objects with their own hands. The imagination of designers is really limitless, and it is worth contacting them if you are a brave person, appreciate individuality and love good humor. Avant-garde apartment by the Only Design project in Moscow. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk P+Z In their work, architect Pavel Zheleznov and designer Ivan Pozdnyakov consider mutual trust with customers to be the most important thing. This freedom gives ease and, as a result, non-banal solutions. In one of the latest projects, the walls of the apartment are finished with metal, and this is not often found. Pavel and Ivan undertake completely different scales – from private interiors to projects for large developer companies and concepts of exhibition spaces. An apartment with rare materials for the P+Z project in Moscow. Porte Rouge Interiors Designers Karina Zadvina and Natalia Leonova founded the bureau in 2005. They design interiors based not only on the wishes of customers, but also on the environment. In new buildings, attention is paid to the cardinal directions and the view from the windows, and in old houses – to the history of the building and the personality of the architect. Designers do not adhere to a certain style, they are good at both traditional interiors and minimalism. In the issue of the AD “100 best designers and architects of Russia 2021” on page 138, we publish their project with Gothic elements in the “Despre Loft”. Interior from the cover: an apartment in an apartment building by E. A. Depre. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Quadro Room The bureau founded by Alyona Zlachevsky and Anastasia Rimskaya, has been in existence for only six years, but the designers have already managed to enter the international market — they have designed a penthouse on the Adriatic coast, and now they are working on a house in Miami. Most of the bureau’s works are designed in a modern style, and in the future designers would like to work on the historical interior of the era of tsarist Russia. The customer’s passion for the project is considered important in the work — it is then that the personality of the owner will be traced in the interior. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk Quatrobase For the fifth year in a row, Ilya and Svetlana Khomyakov are included in the list of the best designers and architects according to AD. The works of their authorship are bright and memorable, and many customers of the Khomyakovs return to them for a second and even a third interior. They are not afraid of anything: in their projects leopard prints side by side with pink carpets, strict lines with baroque mirrors, and all together it looks very harmonious. This year Ilya and Svetlana have finished their own house and laugh that they have become “shod shoemakers”. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Sisters’ Design Sisters Irina Markidonova and Ilona Menshakova should be contacted if you want not just an interior, but a real philosophy and lifestyle. Designers think over every detail in the apartment, house and garden – from the ergonomics of the space to which plants look better when the wind blows. “For us, creating an interior is an interesting, subtle psychological work”” the designers say. Be prepared to spend a lot of time with them, go to galleries and exhibitions, and trust them completely. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Special-style Anastasia Rykova founded the Special-style bureau almost twenty years ago. At the beginning of the journey“ she “got sick” with magnificent palace interiors, and now she creates calm, non-screaming projects. This year Anastasia and her team had a chance to work on the interior of a dental clinic, as well as to design a house on the water. In the future, I would like to take part in the creation of a club house or a boutique hotel, but private houses and apartments were and remain the main focus for her. If you want a soothing interior filled with tactile materials, then you need Special-style. Apartment on the ground floor, 70 m2. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk Studioplan Since 2005, Studioplan has been creating thoughtful minimalistic interiors and considers clear and convenient layout to be the main secret of success. They love and know how to work with natural materials, the beauty of which is emphasized by contrasts: in their projects marble and brass are adjacent to plaster and open brickwork. The bureau was founded by spouses Philip Tangalychev and Daria Kasatskaya. During the preparation of this issue, it became known that Daria tragically passed away. Suburban cottage with large windows and a two-light common area. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Suite Home Interiors Ekaterina Grigorieva and Polina Belyakova, graduates of the Details School and the London KLC School of Design, have been working together since 2005. They love and know how to use white and gray colors so that they don’t look boring. Their ideal customer reads, watches, listens to the same things they do and is interested in the same things they are – it is in such cases that the interior will turn out great. Catherine and Polina is convinced that every corner of the house should be involved, so special attention is paid to the layouts. Photo: Mikhail Loskutov Tol’ko Interiors Nikolai Koloskov and Denis Gorokhov, graduates of the A. L. Stieglitz Art Academy, founded the Tol’ko Interiors studio in 2016. They mostly work in their native St. Petersburg, but this year they expanded their borders and took up a large-scale project of a private villa in Qatar. Designers personally develop the concept of each project, so they carefully choose customers — it is important for them that the tastes and vision of the future interior coincide. If you like calm, technological interiors with an abundance of natural materials – you are welcome to Tol’ko Interiors. High-tech house near St. Petersburg. Photo: Sergey Krasyuk Totskaya & Zemlyanykh Vera Totskaya and Maria Zemlyanykh received a design education at Details and have been working together since 2015. Their portfolio already includes apartments, houses, offices, a whole residential complex with apartments according to their sketches and a beauty salon in Barcelona. Now the creative duo would like to try their hand at designing the cabin of an airplane or yacht. ”The main thing is that the customer trusts our experience and taste and has not the most modest budget, although we handle budgets very carefully and carefully,” Vera and Maria admit. Photo: Sergey Ananyev Wowhaus The bureau, founded by Oleg Shapiro (pictured) and Dmitry Likin, is known not only in Moscow, but also in the regions where they are invited to design public spaces. ”This year, for the first time, I personally realized the size of our country, having visited different cities — from Derbent to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk,” Shapiro says. With the reconstruction of Gorky Park and the Crimean Embankment, they set aesthetic standards for landscaping, which are now being sought throughout the country. There are also interiors in their portfolio: restaurants, offices and cultural objects. On the left is an example of the reconstruction of the space around the Polytechnic Museum in Moscow. The Polytechnic Museum Park under the Wowhaus project in Moscow.