ABOUT

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At Martin Young Design, we create homes that are the perfect expression of the people who inhabit them and the places they are inspired by.

We are an interior design firm with an architectural point of view; our projects integrate our clients’ lifestyle with their surrounding environment through form, color, material, texture, and spatial relationships. Whether we are designing a six-bedroom home or a 600-square foot apartment, our objective is always to create a balance between quality and comfort as well as function and utility.

We approach every project as a collaboration. From finishes to furnishings to unique objects, we bring together elements that emphasize intent and logic. Our knowledge of the construction process underlies the relationships that we build with contractors, architects, and artisans—and our experiences with a wide range of clients allow us to engage and understand the essentials of each project. Collectively, these relationships help us create a unique and cohesive design experience that any client—and home—deserves.

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“Because every client is unique, a versatile approach is key. We channel our client’s individual aesthetics and requirements, apply our knowledge of architecture and design, and create interiors that maintain a well-defined balance and ethos of home.”

- martin young

 

Biography

Martin Young opened his design firm in 2012 bringing to it a broad knowledge of design and cultural aesthetics. His professional experience in architecture, interior architecture, and design include four years in The Netherlands at such noted offices as MVRDV and OTH architecten. Rounding out his background he worked for Dutch antique dealer Anne Paul Brinkman.

In San Francisco, he was a senior designer at TWG where he oversaw many prestigious projects including the restoration of founder Paul Vincent Wiseman's Belvedere villa. Previous to TWG he worked for Steven Volpe Design. Martin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University in New York City. This unique mix of vocation, location, and education permeate all of his projects.