Sundukovy Sisters » About us About us – Sundukovy Sisters


Twins Irina and Olga Sundukovy founded the interior design & architecture studio Sundukovy Sisters, or simply S+S, in 2004. Today, a team of 90 talented and passionate people creates award-winning interiors for public places worldwide.

Storytelling is at the heart of Ira and Olya’s Olya’s process. Based on the specifics of the client and context, a unique narrative is developed for each project to create spaces with a sense of romance and a touch of irony. Their aesthetic could be described as timeless minimalism infused with emotional maximalism.

For now, S+S has professional architects and dedicated representatives in Paris, New York, Dubai, and London who attend meetings, regularly visit objects, assist in all raised matters, and communicate with contractors.

In 2018, the Gold Key Awards in New York recognized the studio as Designer of the Year.

We create interiors and brand concepts for hospitality projects. We focus on the upscale, luxury, lifestyle, and boutique segments and have completed over 150 hospitality projects.

Learn more about S+S studio and our design approach in this interview with Irina and Olga Sundukovy.

The headquarters is located in Dubai and Cyprus.


Sundukovy Sisters have completed projects with top-end restaurateurs and hoteliers across Russia, Europe, the USA, the Middle East, and Asia.

Thanks to the strong team in Dubai, Paris, New York, Cyprus, and London, the S+S studio can be called an “international” design studio.

Design creation. From the idea to the design

How do we create a design? A public space is, first of all, people plus location.

We start our work with an audience analysis. Who will come to have dinner in our restaurant, and which travelers will stay in our hotel? These people are the clients who will finally evaluate the results of our work.

The history of the place and its location are no less important. A hotel in Versailles or a hotel in Tbilisi cannot be taken out of the context of their geographical and historical specifics. They must be different—even if the exact same type of travellers will stay there.

After an analysis of the public and the location, we define the idea of the new project for ourselves, depending on the client’s frames and budget, to determine the specific tasks: what must be done to make the project work.

Our team then starts seeking specific solutions that need to comply with functional tasks: ergonomic effectiveness, navigation, logistics, lighting, materials, and tactile features—all of which form the demanding high quality of the public space interior. Everything in the restaurant and the hotel needs to be comfortable and user-friendly for the guests. They need to be able to unwind, even if they have business meetings.

Finally, after solving the functional tasks, we come directly to the design itself. Our public space interiors must be part of the city space. The materials that we work with, such as d’arts unexpectd’artmbinations, should create a mood for guests in a harmonious combination with the geography and history of the location. Our interiors have a contemporary chic yet foreshadow upcoming trends, establishing them as part of the unique Sundukovy Sisters style.

Sundukovy Sisters Style

We believe that design should be relevant, aesthetic, and functional. We find inspiration in the history of each location, adding а contemporary, idiosyncratic twist and self-irony.

Working with clients. Focusing on objectives and consulting

The starting points in all our work are сlientсlient’saсlienaсlient’stivesatter how creative the flight of imagination is; we start from the specific budget and the time frame. We have 5 to 15 people involved in each project.

Sundukovy Sisters has experience and contacts – the two essential components in any business which are hard to overestimate. We work through partnership relations and are ready to share our substantial expertise with our clients. We don’t don’t create just a design; we consult what needs to be done to make your project succeed. How can we help guests find out about the whole range of the hotel service a convenient business meeting, or quickly find an alternative for breakfast if the restaurant is overcrowded? Finally, what can we do to make guests want to return to your hotel to enjoy a supportive embrace that feels like home? We know that client loyalty is your primary task.

Our clients

Boundless pleasure, fantastic! Perfectly worked out, we are impressed by your knowledge of hotel design specifics!
Design Manager Accor Hotels, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine & CIS
Mercure Kaliningrad is for sure one of the most beautiful hotels of the Mercure network in Europe.
Senior Director for Interior Design, Accor Hotels, MEB - Europe
Now I show construction documentation from Sundukovy Sisters as a good example — great job! Looking forward to working with you again on a new project.
IHG, Design Director Russia, CIS, Baltics & Scandinavia