Anna's path to architectural design was extraordinary. Anna studied at the Faculty of Geography at Moscow State University and her thesis subject was “Urbanism and the connection between nature and the urban environment”. The skills gained at the Faculty of Geography came to be a huge advantage in her profession as a designer, helping to create unique interiors. All geographers around the globe learn to observe, to study and most of all to analyze.
However, having started working in the field of design lighting very soon Anna realized that she was cramped within the framework of one task. She decided not to limit herself to just lighting – and turned to interior design.
After working for several years in different companies, Anna Agapova came to the Erman & Klodt architectural bureau. The very first joint project with the co-founder of the bureau Oleg Klodt - an apartment on Borba Square – was published on the pages of leading interior design editions, becoming the launchpad for a new creative duo.
Shortly after that Anna and Oleg became business partners and for more than 10 years Anna has been playing a key role in shaping the style of the Oleg Klodt Architecture & Design Bureau, holding the position of creative director.
Anna has a gift: to see magic where others see only old walls or broken parquet. The innate intuition and visionary talent helps to “establish contact” with any space and fill it with a dream.
“We find unique items and if we don’t find them, we create them. You cannot copy from project to project. Creativity is authorship. You create an interior for a client, taking into account his character, habits and lifestyle. Each interior is like a child: it is similar to its "parents", but at the same time, has its own unique character. Children are never born the same".