Martlet design is Cayman Islands’ leading custom furniture and cabinetmaking shop. Led by John Bird, an award-winning designer and builder, Martlet design's team of 10 makers produce a wide variety of bespoke pieces and installations made to exacting specifications for residential and commercial settings.
John started his career 30 years ago in his hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, with a focus on using reclaimed materials from demolished buildings. A few years later he attended Parnham College in Dorset, England, headed by legendary furniture builder, designer and educator John Makepeace. His two years at this furniture design training school exposed John to a wide range of styles and techniques. This helped him hone his skills with his own sense of style that infuses all of Martlet design’s work.
Have an idea for something special? John and his team can bring it to life.
What Clients Say
John and the Martlet team were a pleasure to work with. Their creative design and excellent craftsmanship are evident in all of the rooms they touched; from the custom cabinetry in our kitchen, powder room, bathrooms, and office, to our incredibly beautiful showstopper staircase. In the end, the care and attention is consistent throughout the home and we couldn't be more pleased.