Assume Nothing – Expect Everything
Living Design architectural joinery is the missing link between furniture and architecture.
We don’t only create kitchens or tables, but rather full-house fit-outs that work as a whole.
To us joinery is what shapes your home, and living is what makes your design.
Design and build with Living Design
So, how do you love to live? How will you use this space? We ask the questions no one else does, to give you what no one else can. The less we assume and the more we know you, the more our designs can surpass your imagination. All you need are four walls and a willingness to trust in the process, to turn your ideal life into your ideal home.
Klaus Todt has been designing and manufacturing kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces for over 25 years. He holds the German qualification of a certified furniture designer and a German Master degree.
Our process is simple
We meet with you to discuss your project, this initial meeting is free. It is important for us to get to know you and find out about your project, your ideas and wishes. There is no obligation to engage our service after this meeting.If you have enjoyed what you have seen and heard we will provide you with a quote for the design.
Our design fees cover all aspects of the design process.
- Detailed designs of all required rooms with at least two variations
- Meetings to discuss your various design options
- We draw till you are 100% satisfied to create your masterplan to build from
- Quote and time frame for the manufacturing and installation process
The design is charged for up-front but fully refundable if you select us to build and install your project. Any variations are additional or refunded as per a variation agreement form. Any design work will incur costs and is dependent on a job per job basis.
Our fees begin at $1,450 including Gst.
At this stage there are no binding obligations. You can continue your project with us or involve another business to fulfil your project.
Our specialised workshop ensures high quality with German precision
If you choose to continue with us, you will get results beyond your expectations. Living Design runs its own work shop, to maintain the high quality throughout the whole process with German precision.
We can provide project management on request with detailed production drawings for all trades involved in the process.
We work with a team of trades people we trust, but can also work with your preferred trades people.
Living Design is built on unconditional customer satisfaction and value
Achieving the impossible is a frame of mind. Although Germany made us the perfectionists we are, we have always searched for more.
The reason we achieve this is because we are the people behind it all: the design, the tools and the installation. Our self-imposed standards are a result of 30 years of challenging ourselves to exceed anything we’ve ever done before.
- We do everything but ordinary
- You are fully involved in the design process – it is your very own space, you work and live in it.
- There are no `one size fits all` solutions, everything is tailored to your circumstances
- We measure the height of your glasses, the diameter of your plates, count your record collection…
whatever is relevant to make sure everything fits in the space
- Our team has specialist knowledge in new & different materials
- The materials we use have to stand the hardest quality control – they have to survive my working environment
- We don't just chalk up and talk up – we stick to our promises
- The very best quality – Custom made FOR YOU
To whom it may concern,
Living Design have completed two projects for us, a bench seat with drawers in our tourist cottage, Tasman Village Cottage, and a kitchen in our home. We have really enjoyed working with Klaus and Annette on both projects.
Design: The design on both projects was really important to us because of the limited space we had available and the unique nature of our home, which constructed from straw bale. Klaus was fantastic to work with, we found the process to be really interactive, and at times demanding, which is exactly what we wanted. The final design on both projects exceeded our expectations.
The quality of workmanship and overall appearance is of the highest standard and exceptional. Klaus's craftsmen ship is in a class of its own which results in an intangible quality of excellence.
The installation and project management ran smoothly and on time. It was a pleasure to have Klaus, Annette and the team from Living Design for company while they were on site.
We have more projects that we wish to accomplish and we already know who we are going to choose to work with, Living Design.
Maria & Cameron Rodgers
Tasman Village Cottage
When choosing a kitchen installation company, we really wanted something different from the norm. After meeting with Annett, reviewing Living Designs’ portfolio of work and their own kitchen - with the different options of storage and minimalist looks and beautiful finishes that we were looking for in our own kitchen - we knew that they were the perfect fit for us.
Right from the start we were very impressed with the service provided by Klaus and Annett. They were able to work with us on our base design and develop this in to the kitchen that we hoped for. Throughout the design stage, which was very important, everything was discussed intimately right down to the fixing and opening details of every single cupboard and door. Their European background highlighted form and function ideas that we didn’t find with other manufacturers. The process during the kitchen build showed an exceptional level of craftsmanship by Klaus and the rest of his team. We were invited to their workshop at the design, manufacturing and setting up stages to show us the progress and the alterations to the kitchen as it was being created. This allowed us to be very involved in the process, which in hindsight has been hugely rewarding. The end result we feel is of a quality second to none, this is backed up by the endless number of comments from visitors who recognise the high quality of the products, layout and finishing details.
It is very evident that both Klaus and Annett are extremely passionate about their business and what they do, and their drive to provide the very best in design and craftsmanship for their clients. Working with Klaus and Annett of Living Design opened our eyes to the possibilities of what a kitchen could be like, functional layout and beautiful modern European design. The end result for us has been is a bespoke kitchen that not only looks beautiful but also functions as a kitchen should.
Josh Roberts and Nichola Strom