Moscow’s Sundukovy Sisters to Design Sleep’s Destination Bar
The Sundukovy Sisters will be bringing their particular brand of bold and idiosyncratic design to London this year by way of the pop-up bar at the Sleep event in November. Following in the wake of several award-winning Sleeper Bars conceived by international design practices over recent years, Studio Sundukovy Sisters’ reputation for creating the trend-setter bars and restaurants on the Moscow wining and dining scene promises to “raise the bar” yet again at Sleep this year.
This year’s Sleep theme, Loyalty: Lessons in Love, was embraced by the sisters, Olga and Irina, whose own declared mission is to work only with clients and on projects they love, where they can expand the boundaries of design and do something new and distinctive – for guests, for their clients and for themselves.
“Our design for the Sleeper Bar will emphasise the importance of human interaction in eliciting loyalty: not only loyalty between people but loyalty between the brand and individuals. It’s a great opportunity for us to show that young designers can harmoniously integrate into the sophisticated market of hotel design, that we can both inspire and feel inspired, creating an experience that underlines the theme of the event – Loyalty: Lessons in Love. We will be using reflection and light to suggest the infinity of mankind while capturing the inner world of each guest in a moment of time. Loyalty is born out of our inner and outer worlds coming together” say Irina and Olga.
The sisters founded their eponymously named studio in 2004 since when it has grown to a practice of some 50 professionals and has designed hotels for a number of the major international groups, including the redesign of the Hôtel Le Louis Versailles Château MGallery by Sofitel in France and the Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof. Irina and Olga describe their design style as genuine, bright and contemporary with a dash of self-irony, observing natural trends but not following fashion. When it comes to hotel design, they believe above all that guests should feel the attention of the hotel, as if the design was created specifically for them.
Sleep will take place on 21st and 22nd November at the Business Design Centre in London. The Sleeper Bar – the event’s hot spot for making new connections, building relationships and doing business – will be located on the top gallery level. Visit www.thesleepevent.com to register for a complimentary pass.