Brilliant, talented and extremely determined (twin) sisters. Two designers and planners that have conquered an international stage thanks to projects redolent with creativity, contemporaneity, vision and irony, which in 2019 saw them win the prestigious Designer of the Year at the BD|NY Gold Key Awards – the leading event for contract sector professionals in the United States. They are Irina and Olga Sundukovy, who set up the S + S design and architecture studio in 2014, specialising in high-end hospitality and restaurants and bars, which now operates in Russia, Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia. For them, designing a public space means creating experiences, with the modern client’s desire for comfort, relaxation and dreams foremost. All this without, however, forgetting the history, the geography and the culture of the place in which the building is to be located. Their brand of design is extremely fascinating, a knowledgeable balance of luxury and rigor, imagination and functionality, with unexpected and surprising pairings at times. The result is better, more experiential, intelligent and also very, very beautiful collective spaces.