Belgian designer, Marcel de Cock, created and manufactured high-end custom architectural applications for unique residential and commercial projects in the Antwerp Diamond district.
Marcel combined his extensive, state-of-the-art design knowledge, with the overall technical expertise to serve his demanding clients anywhere in the world. He brings to the table a whole new level of design, technical knowledge, and execution.
In 2000, he relocated his firm M Design Group from Belgium to the United States. Through the years of successful participation in planning, designing and realizing significant residential and commercial projects in Miami, Naples and New York he forged important partnerships with architects, designers, and specialty builders who all agreed that there was a high demand for exceptional craftsmanship and reliability.
This idea led Marcel to create Wood Iron and Stone, an association of true craftsmen; a one-stop shop to realize projects from concept to a stunning and impeccable result in those 3 specific materials. Under Marcel’s direction, Wood Iron and Stone, has amassed important proven and trusted long-standing working relationships with outstanding craftsman; allowing Wood Iron and Stone to offer one-of-a-kind expertise to its clients. M Design Group and Associates is at the forefront of the custom, high-end materials, and finishes for the construction industry. We look at each project as if it is a work of art.
At Wood Iron and Stone, we pride ourselves on achieving goals on time, as well as meeting and surpassing the specific criteria required by our demanding clients for their one-of-a-kind projects.
Our team will take care of every step of the project, from initiation to planning, to execution. At Wood Iron and Stone, we have exceptional expertise in the application of the following:
- Wood, including architectural millwork, reclaimed timbers and flooring.
- Stainless Steel, Forged Iron and bronze work.
- Stone products, such as columns, cladding, and other carved elements.
Wood Iron and Stone has a special connection to projects where the use of reclaimed materials is applicable. Marcel’s knowledge of old-world European standards and principles are beneficial in the realization of these timeless works of art with true and authentic results.
Well established metal and wood companies associated with and managed by M Design Group and Associates are forming a collaboration to complete projects in a timely fashion.
We examine every project, concept, idea, selected materials, and determine feasibility as well as provide manufacturing recommendations. We value engineer and finally, we discuss the time-frame in which the project can be completed, to avoid building and construction setbacks.
The proposal is created, detailing all the materials, the manufacturing costs, installation costs, and the total project expense.
II. SHOP DRAWINGS AND RENDERINGS
To visualize the project fully, we generate shop drawings, renderings with details of the finishes, materials used with the technical details and the overall look of the project.
Shop drawings are approved, and the materials are ordered and sent to manufacturing. Achieving excellence is an active process. Throughout the stages of a project, our team will constantly monitor the status and compare progress to the initial plan. During this process, we are always available to our clients and report progress.
Our own teams, of professional installers, delivers perfect results in a timely manner.