When it comes to lavish interiors – for elegant country homes, dynamic apartments, grand city developments, sparkling yachts or sophisticated private jets – Martin Kemp Design Limited (MKD) is the studio that discerning clients go to for something rather special.
The company was founded in February 2012 by Martin Kemp and the studio is highly creative, producing some of the world’s finest design solutions for some of the most challenging spaces. Focus is largely on the super-prime residential market but the studio also embraces high-end retail, office and restaurant design. Proud of its leading sense of British originality, MKD sets out to dismiss any idea of a ‘house’ style or fixed aesthetic, preferring instead an open-minded design solution in which the client acts as a catalyst. So whether designing architectural or interior elements, the MKD team can embrace any look, from minimalist to highly decorative, classic to futuristic and elegant to dynamic.
‘We are privileged to have worked on some of the world’s most extraordinary homes,’ says Martin, who has become globally recognised for attracting aspirational individuals and families seeking an extraordinary service in return.
Clients have come to expect a rigorous eye for detail in all facets of design and an extremely high level of sophistication and finish, created by the best local and international craftsmen. While MKD is in demand from an in-the-know elite, the company prides itself on working without ego. Discreet and charming, Martin Kemp values his humble Welsh origins and keeps his feet planted firmly on the ground, even as he works on some of the world’s most dazzling, expensive properties. ‘Clients seem reassured by our values and ethics,’ he says. ‘We disguise the locations of their projects, refuse to divulge costs and never disclose their identities. Divulging such details would be intrusive to the client so we keep them completely private.’ Such an approach has found favour with many of the world’s elite.
As well as private homes, recent Martin Kemp projects have included a spectacular apartment within Monaco’s Hermitage hotel, London’s 77 Mayfair development and Albany for Luxlo in the Bahamas, the Clarges Piccadilly, the St Tropez Polo Club suites and members’ area and two private jets.
The studio strives to maintain conviction in its design solutions, a strong sense of integrity, an approachable personality and a business philosophy always to be respectful, polite, flexible and accommodating.
Modern thinking but classically versed, MKD works as a family in the creative process, a relationship they are keen to implement with their clients. Inspired by unconventional thinking, the team challenges perceptions of how things might be seen, adding bold design twists to create distinctive, memorable
and everlasting homes.
MARTIN KEMP DESIGN GREENCOAT HOUSE, FRANCIS STREET, LONDON SW1 1DH +44 (0)20 7183 3885