MT Custom provides couture draperies, custom shades and meticulously executed upholstery from a workroom located right in New York City. This means that everything they do can be easily accessed by New York’s designers, architects and other specifiers of high end custom clothwork. “It means if you have a question we’re literally here for you,” notes MT Custom Creative Director Michael Tavano. Tavano, an accomplished interior designer and home fashion stylist founded the workroom more than a decade ago to answer his own most challenging upholstery and window treatment requirements.
Tavano co-owns the business with MT Custom President and Chief Operating Officer Lloyd Marks, and together they serve a who’s who of elite interior design and architectural professionals. Not only does MT Custom craft the items, but they also send white glove teams to measure and install in New York’s five boroughs and throughout the tri-state area. Says Marks, “We’re so proud to be entirely made by hand by the talented artisans and craftspeople here in the great city of New York that we’ve decided to make it official.” The firm joined the nonprofit trade organization Made in NYC and all MT Custom products bear the mark which indicates a firm has created employment and products in the Big Apple.
Made in NYC is a project of the Pratt Center for Community Development. The Pratt Center works for a more just, equitable, and sustainable city for all New Yorkers. As part of Pratt Institute, they leverage professional skills – especially planning, architecture and public policy – to empower communities to plan for and realize their futures.