is the design + development studio of Des Boneva and Shane Davis. We provide creative direction and design services to clients and partners that possess social, cultural, and/or ecological ambition within the built environment. Our design approach is informed by human behavior and experience over style or trend. We strive to embed meaning in all gestures to achieve outcomes that are deeply intentioned and distinctive.

Shane Davis
Shane is the co-founder and Creative Director of Public Records and the organization's adjacent projects. His work together with Des on the design of PR's various spaces and experiences served as the pre-cursor to studioKOS. Prior to Public Records Shane built a Real Estate and Hospitality consulting agency focused around injecting value into the built environment through design and hospitality, after studying Design + Management at Parsons School of Design. These unique perspectives surrounding the dynamics between creativity, culture, and development informed the thesis of studioKOS' cross-disciplinary approach.
Des Boneva
Bulgarian born, Singapore raised, Des studied Interior Architecture at UT Austin before holdings positions at Gensler, iCrave, and serving as Design Director at Morgans Hotel Group. In 2017 Des launched her eponymous firm DSLV Studio, which served as design partner to organizations such as Bunkhouse Hotels, Fortis Property Group, RXR, L+L, and Taconic, while executing high profile residenital commissions for numerous private clients. Des' collaborative relationship with Shane began with the design of Public Records from 2017-2019, and was formalized with the creation of UPSTAIRS in 2022, their first formal project together as studioKOS.

347 Henry St
Brooklyn NY 11201

1519 Alameda Dr
Austin TX 78704

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