MKW Design has pioneered several ways to upgrade those humble personal photos into installation pieces. The oeuvre is clear – some memories deserve more. Every design is bespoke, and hand crafted in the UK. The timber is FSC-approved, and the fabric sourced from the finest mills in the world. And across the range, the images are replaceable. As life evolves so can the pieces, to be updated with new moments, celebrations and experiences. MKW Design was founded by Richard Williamson. He was the guy who wanted every moment to be just right – famously adding dishware to his buddies’ late-night pizza sessions, or going to college lectures wearing a tweed sports jacket. MKW Design is the design division of McKay Williamson, an art gallery in London. In Richards insatiable desire to make everything ‘just right’, he has re-invented the way we look at the humble photo collection. Many interior designers avoid them – both for aesthetic reasons and also because many photos just aren’t strong enough to be publicly displayed. Richard realised that with creativity and photoshop the photos could be improved, and that with good design, the images could become a focal point – raising the bar creatively so the images would deserve to sit beside the illustrious artists he represents.
Professional and beautiful installation of a gallery wall of family photos in our home. The frames were chosen to fit in with the decor of our home and the design of the gallery wall suits the space.
First time using them, and we were super impressed with the entire experience. The photography was great, and the ideas of what to do with the photos were even more creative. We now have a stunning wall of memories that everyone comments on when visiting. Highly recommend.
McKay Williamson has been a great partner of our family over the years in creating unique pieces that not only display our photos, but which are uniquely evocative of time, place and emotion. Projects Richard Williamson has done with us include a photo wall of family photos, photo albums of our kids early years and, most recently, a monumental collage of my wildlife photos and journals from Africa.
I’ve worked with Richard and his team several times; not only are the results always amazing, but they’re such a warm and personable team with a real sense of family and customer focus which sets them apart. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
We have used MKW over the years for many family projects and treasure the memories they have created for us. Couldn’t recommend more highly
Creativity of the highest quality all done with huge care and attention to detail. We have had numerous projects completed, and the effort and cost is so worth it. The whole team have a smart can-do approach keeping the creative juices flowing practically and not just theoretically.
We love the beautiful photography and the perfectly organized arrangement in our stairwell. Wonderful experience and highly recommend!
Another level of luxury
For those who love beautiful fabrics. In their wardrobes. On their furniture. In their life. We’ve worked with the finest brands in Chelsea Design Harbour to develop this range - to elevate the humble photo frame into the luxury some memories deserve.
Designed to be noticed
We love elevating simple ideas. Our gallery walls radiate the creative love which gets them noticed. With innovative techniques, from fabric frames and image design to floating frames, our work becomes the centre of dinner party conversation.
Nostalgia with style
Some photos can be more that memories, in the right hands. Paying homage to legends from Warhol to Banksy (and many others) we advise on which sort of personal images can be interpreted to add a splash of colour and flair.
The ultimate mosaic
We love inventing new ideas. Our collages display individual photos on tiles, floating in air, like a memory sculpture. Each tile can be replaced over time, as live evolves, and we’ve made the component parts from wood, metal, acrylic or stone, to flow with the design aesthetic.
I am Senior Producer at MKW Design a creative agency producing some pretty awesome projects across film, art, and design. I'm also an award winning screenwriter and playwright with a Masters in Screenwriting and Producing for Film and Television from the University of Westminster. I look forward to discussing your project with you...