About Designmarked


Mark Bruce is the founder of Designmarked and is a kitchen designer with a proven record. One of the few designers in NZ with a Diploma in Kitchen Design and holding a current Certified Kitchen Design qualification. His trade background in cabinet making gives him a unique practical and theoretical expertise.

Mark Is:

  • National tutor and assessor for the NZQA kitchen design qualifications and has been involved in the development of the kitchen design qualifications for the past 10 years.

  • A current board member of National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA). The NKBA provides leadership, direction and education for the kitchen and bathroom industry

  • A current board member of the Certified Designers Society (CDS) – New Zealand’s leading professional kitchen and bathroom designers’ association

  • Chairman for the National Advisory Group for kitchen design.

The real proof is in the consistent design awards.

With over 30 national design awards won through either the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association or the Master Joiners Association.

Designs ranging from modern contemporary through to mid-century and classic. 

His designs are certainly not for “off the shelf” manufacturing and often push the boundaries of the very best cabinetmakers.   

His philosophy is “it costs no more to build a well-designed kitchen than as it does a poorly designed one”. This has been proven where he has won several design awards for moderately priced kitchens, competing against kitchens double the value.

Not all kitchens are award winning kitchens, but all kitchens should be well designed and specific to the client.