At Mark Taylor Design we work with many interior designers, architects, builders and hoteliers, designing, building and fitting any interior furniture. These include bespoke pieces, joinery, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, libraries, bars, studies, living areas, conservatories, extensions, shop and showroom-fitting.
We’ve worked in hotels, on yachts and in restaurants, bars and retail outlets. We’re able to work on small projects through to multi-million pound London buildings.
We also have relationships with craftsmen and manufacturers who work with wood, metals, ceramics, flooring, sanitary hardware, handles, lighting, smart home technology, plumbing and electrics.
Our bespoke kitchens are designed and built in the UK to our clients’ exact specifications with every detail of your vision in mind.
"The bar area for Domus West 1 presented one of the greatest challenges for the project – it sat slightly outside of the concept design yet needed to be a distinct and integral part of the overall project – we didn’t want the look and feel of the joinery to be confused or compared to the merchandising fixtures and decided that a much more refined and tailored solution was needed. We engaged Mark Taylor knowing that he and his team would take a bespoke approach to the challenge. The process commenced with the emergence of the unique pair of wedge shaped bars, front and back, to introduce shape on plan and cleverly orientate the reception desk to face the entrance – this also optimised the space where we needed it.Their designers seized upon the existing ‘Tate’ timber flooring and sourced a complementary rich dark and beautifully textured veneer to clad the two bars – this was further embellished with an inlaid hardwood detail reflecting the geometry of the featured tiled wall behind – a discreet yet stunning detail which really pulls the installation together. A luxurious Quartzite stone top was selected to complement the richness of the units and a challenging mitred joint detail agreed to help achieve a monolithic feel ….. The installation itself was seemless and straightforward benefitting from the skills of some experienced and talented joiners who pushed on through to complete the job on time."
Following the initial brief and a site meeting we put together a more detailed design brief. From that brief we then plan the proposed area to include layout, furniture, appliances, materials, colours, flooring etc. For example, in a kitchen we would ensure the flow in the working area and the lighting are task orientated and moving into the seating and dining areas the lighting would be softer and changeable between day and night.
Bespoke furniture will always cost approximately 20% more than you may find in the high street. And bespoke kitchens typically cost between £25,000 – £80,000. At MTD we also offer a more affordable custom kitchen range, our MeThD collection, more details can be found here.
Studies, bedrooms, bathrooms can all have bespoke elements and depending on specification of the materials used, will dictate the overall cost.
From initial meeting it usually takes a few weeks to get a final set of drawings because a few changes often take place. From signed off drawings it is an 8-14 week lead time depending on the size of the project and availability in our workshop.
We aim to reduce the amount of time on site by constructing all of our furniture in the workshop prior to delivery. The time on site will be dictated by the project. However, typically for a kitchen the first few days the base units will go in and the work surface will be templated. The next phase will be to install the remainder of the kitchen and within the second week work surfaces would be delivered and installed. The third week will be used to finish off installing appliances, putting handles in position and the finishing touches. And the fourth week would be hand painting if required.
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