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At first glance, they would appear to be unlikely collaborators. David Mann, the founder of the New York practice MR Architecture + Décor — which designs high-end residences, and retail spaces for clients like Pierre Hardy (a New York store that will be its first in the United States), and the design showroom SUITE New York — is a soft-spoken architect with a less-is-more approach and a closet full of black and navy Prada suits. Sara Rotman, whose company, MODCo Creative Inc., has designed identities, logos and textiles for companies from Tory Burch and Carolina Herrera to Pour La Victoire and Kelsi Dagger, plays polo, owns a Rottweiler named Boogie and favors tattoos, skinny jeans and very high heels. When Mann answers a question in the affirmative, his response is a quiet “Sure.” Rotman’s is an emphatic “Hell, yes!” And the trait that they do share, which is that they are extremely opinionated on matters aesthetic, doesn’t always make for an easy collaboration.