Now based in the Bronx, Marks & Tavano is apart of the creative manufacturing & production community in New York City. Their company provides custom interior work with a team of highly-skilled craftspeople with varying backgrounds. State of the Arts NYC will spotlight companies that provide good jobs, health benefits and service to individuals as well as industries. More support and understanding is needed for small businesses in NYC and across the country. If we are going to make America great again, we need to know our neighbors first.
LLOYD MARKS, PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER
A leader in every sense of the word, Lloyd’s style is to blend humor and compassion with precision and integrity. The result is an impressive group of A-list designers and architects who depend on Lloyd and his team to communicate every detail of every job as it happens, and to deliver an end-result that consistently exceeds expectations. Lloyd has been the operational head of the Workroom since he-co-founded it with Michael Tavano in1998. His encyclopedic knowledge of every aspect of luxury custom window treatments, upholstery and home automation is complemented by his team of top notch in-house artisans.
MICHAEL TAVANO, CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER
Interior designer Michael Tavano couldn’t find fabrication at the level he desired for his design practice, until he and Lloyd founded the Workroom. At the time he had his own eponymous line of linens in top stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Harvey Nichols, and he had set the bar high for hand-craftsmanship, delicate embroidery, pristine pleating and hand-finished hems. Now, he lends his expertise and meticulous eye to solving the most complex decorating challenges faced by the blue-chip design clients of Marks & Tavano Workroom, many of which, he jokes, “just tend to happen around windows.”