Chango & Co. is a full-service New York interior design firm specializing in interior design, interior architecture, custom furniture & millwork design and fabrication, audiovisual design and art curation & placement for high-end residences, restaurants & hotels.
The “Company” in Chango & Co. consists of creative director Susana Simonpietri, managing director Joshua Kay, three junior designers, a group of Pratt Institute interns, a trusted team of contractors, custom furniture makers, upholsterers, a structural engineer, a photographer & and on-staff art curator & assessor. Since we opened our doors in 2009 our team has completed dozens of residential and commercial projects with nothing but beautiful spaces and happy clients to show for it.
Over the last decade, Susana Simonpietri has held the position of Senior Project Designer and Senior Project Manager for some of the most prominent design firms in America, taking the lead designer and project manager roles for various international resorts, hotels, restaurants, and high-profile private residences. Susana received a Master in Fine Arts degree with a focus on Interior Design & Interior Architecture from Pratt Institute in 2006.
Susana founded Chango & Co. in early 2009 and earned instant acclaim for the well-published design of The Mermaid Inn in NYC's West Village. Her second project as Chango & Co. was the historical renovation of the 19th century brownstone townhouse she currently calls home. Her favorite color is navy blue, she speaks four languages fluently & she duly credits the Lego® building brick system for her success in architecture & interior design.