About Us

We create exclusive architecture and bespoke sophisticated interiors all over the world. We offer turn-key services and cover the entire process from concept to happy housewarming. Founded in 2013 by art historian and interior designer Aiya Lisova.

Straight from the beginning, Aiya Lisova worked as a chief designer of the bureau, but over time she transformed into a creative director and visionary, defining the style and directing the design team. Now Aiya Lisova acts as a creative director not only in her bureau but also in other international projects.

The AIYA team creates exclusive architecture and bespoke sophisticated interiors – apartments, houses and SPAs all over the world – in Moscow, Dubai, London and Miami. Through an exploration of materials, colours, forms, architecture and art, we add a wealth of experiences into every space. The most important is the balance between the designer’s vision and the individuality of the client. The bureau creates spaces that reflect the true values and lifestyle of our clients. We combine aesthetics and beauty with functionality. We work with natural and eco-friendly materials, prefer calm shades and integrate high-end technologies into our projects. We are passionate about art and work with the best art galleries in Moscow, London, Milan, Dubai and Cape Town.

In 2022, AIYA Bureau started to work in the B2B direction and collaborate with the best developers worldwide. Our portfolio already includes a penthouse, a comfortable sales office, a lobby and halls for premium residential complexes in the centre of Moscow.

Aiya Lisova, our creative director, believes that art is always an important part of the interior design process to add mood and contribute to the vision of the space. Her degree in the History of Arts, as well as worldwide travels and visits to the best museums and galleries, led to the creation of a new business department – AIYA collectible, dedicated to collectable design and art. Our team collaborates with art galleries around the world, creating and curating private collections, and organising exhibition visits and meetings with artists.

What services do you provide?

Architecture, Interior Design, Art and Business Consulting

How would you describe your style?

"Our team is the rare type of designers, who are more pleased to preserve and restore than to break and build from scratch. We love to work in historical buildings, research traces of how they looked in the past and implant historical details in new projects. We are also passionate about new technologies and use them in our projects. Our style is a mix of contemporary design, historical details, best European furniture, technologies, vintage and a lot of art."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"A vibrant family penthouse with historical details, contemporary art, designer furniture and an open terrace offering an amazing view of the city centre. AIYA bureau knows how to mix luxury European brands, high-end technologies and old heritage.

Our customer, a family with a teenage son, chose an apartment in a completely restored early 20th-century building in the centre of Moscow. They travel a lot, visit the best museums and galleries all around the world and have their own art collection. Also, they are passionate about architecture and interior design and wanted to combine it all in their one-of-a-kind home dreamt-up. It was a design challenge for the AIYA bureau team to put together contemporary style, history, collectable furniture and vintage elements.

We wanted to show old-Moscow heritage and built a tiled fireplace, added double swing doors, wooden wall panels, natural stone, terrazzo and smoked oak parquet floors. Contemporary life is impossible without a smart home system, so we used multifunctional

Basalte Sentido keypads control lighting and music. The owners like Italian and Scandinavian furniture, but wanted to try something else. We chose a legendary Utrecht armchair by Cassina, colourful Bocci lighting, a contemporary kitchen by Valcucine and many other Italian brands.

On the first floor, you’ll find the living room and the kitchen, illuminated by large windows with an exit to the fantastic roof terrace where the family can spend time together. The owners’ master suite, bathroom, wardrobe, office, guest bathroom and utility room are also on the first floor. The second floor belongs to the son. There’s a studio with a bedroom, a small comfy living room and a bathroom.

This penthouse is located in a residential building, so there were no difficulties with its construction except for the staircase. We decided to build a spiral one because it’s a real eye-catcher. We started planning the project from this staircase and allocated all the rooms around it. This staircase is unique and tailored to this penthouse, so we ordered it at the carpentry and then assembled three big pieces of the structure in the apartment. The real gem of this penthouse is an open terrace. Despite the cold winter months in Moscow the owners decided not to glaze it, but leave it completely open. We placed there contemporary outdoor furniture and a lot of plants that will survive the cold Russian winter and snowfalls."