European Property Awards, London

Award Winner 2018-2019
Interior Design Private Residence, Slovenia

★★★★★ Five Star Winner 2018-2019
Best Interior Design, Private Residence, Slovenia



In GAO, we offer a wholesome approach, leading our client throughout the whole process, from start to finish, providing the basic idea plans, as well as detailed plans, including the choice of materials and designer pieces. Our mission is to affilliate with other colleagues from our field of expertise, as well as with high-quality contractors.

We find the presentation of the idea plan with the visualisation of the final realisation to be of great importance, as it exempifies the whole of a certain design, be it a private home interior, a bussiness interior or a commercial interior. It is through communication and trust that we develop a project, acknowledging different needs and wishes of each individual client. Based on walk – through videos that show the final design of the space and interior, we aim to give our clients a thourough insight into what the end results will be, so they are completely involved with each step leading towards the final realisation.







GAO architects was founded in 1999 by interior designer Petra Zakrajšek, after her return from Tokyo, where she lived for a year, working at SDG studio. The year she spent abroad changed her life forever and gave her the courage and inspiration to start her own professional journey. She named her studio after Liu Gao, her best friend she met in Tokyo, while they were working together. The word itself, gao, has many meanings, some of them being: home, growth, house. And throughout the past twenty years, Petra's studio has in fact grown, expanded and become a homogenous group of designers who create together with their clients. Each individual contribues to the entire team with his or hers own personality, which helps shape the work environment of the studio that keeps developing and changing artistically.

It is in the content of our clients, that we find the greatest affirmation of our work and the journey we have completed. And it is our clients who represent to us an ever-present source of inspiration as we strive to remain open towards different lifestyles and matters of personal aesthetic preferences.