Working with natural stone, MCM Stone Tailors beautifully combine tradition and modernity for its bespoke architectural and design projects
Fireplace in Silver Roots Marble. Architecture by L2C Arq. Photography by Ivo Tavares Studio
Portuguese company MCM Stone Tailors is a family business built on trust. With a commitment to quality and a search for perfection, the brand values long-lasting relationships with its clients, just like the natural stone the company crafts.
The vision and ambition of an entrepreneur were the starting point for a business that, since 1982, has followed the evolution of time. Today, MCM Stone Tailors is an international reference in the world of natural stone and has conquered its place among market leaders.
A sharp eye for detail, quality and innovation are just some of the brand’s values that have been passed down from one generation to the next, along with respect and pride for its Portuguese heritage.
With more than 40 years of experience, the brand draws from the past with a focus on the future, modern technology and artisanal knowledge, which all come together to materialise clients’ projects, from private or institutional.
Facade in Cadoiço Limestone and Pool in Estremoz Marble. Architecture by L2C Arq. Photography by Ivo Tavares Studio
Nothing is impossible for this company nor are there more or less important projects. Rather, there is an enormous amount of enthusiasm given to shared ideas. Working with natural stone is finding the best solution for each project. Over the last four decades, the team has been pushing the boundaries of possibilities, driven by a desire to be innovative.
It is the mastery, craftsmanship and skills of those who work at MCM Stone Tailors, some for over 20 years, that elevates the final product. From the rigorous criteria in the selection of the raw material to its transformation, the sensitivity and knowledge of the more than 50 stone tailors are the pillars of MCM’s success. These qualities of undeniable value create a unique and personalised vision for each project. There are no two equal challenges.
Technological and industrial development is a priority at MCM Stone Tailors. The firm believes that an up-to-date and organised working environment is fundamental for excellent performance, where creativity flows naturally. With this collective gain in mind, their physical space has been upgraded to occupy an impressive area of 18,000sq m, slightly larger than two football pitches, as a bold response to the demands of the sector.
The production line, with its innovative equipment, is one of its many strengths. Fundamental in the transformation of the stone, the use of ultramodern and diversified machines grants quality and precision to the product. All manufacturing processes aim for minimal resource and energy waste, accomplishing each project with an efficient approach. MCM’s 800sq m showroom displays contemporary design trends in a beautiful gallery, filled with sophisticated natural stones from all corners of the globe.
Bathroom in Estremoz Marble. Architecture by Paula Novais Atelier. Photography by Carlos Cezanne
Their capacity (a valuable 4,500sq m) to store and transform raw materials, in high quantity and variety, provides a quick response, reinforced by the support of international partners and suppliers. In a very competitive market, the company builds a safe and loyal network of contacts.
High-quality products and services are MCM’s main commitments to their clients. From the very first moment, they strive to deliver sublime results and exceed expectations. More than the raw material or the project, the label values the relationships it forms with its clients. By listening, sharing the creative impetus and believing in the idea, MCM seeks to achieve the perfect result. The confidentiality of each project is an inviolable principle since day one and privacy is preserved. MCM Stone Tailors’ true delight is the recognition of their excellence, by those who trust them most.
More than a moment of mere inspiration or chance, their performance emerges from focused work, meticulously planned and executed with persistence and determination. Although the firm understands that perfection is an unattainable ideal, this does not deter them from striving towards it. It invests their resources – be it human, financial, or material – to amplify its performance, elevate the natural stones, and cater to the brand’s esteemed clientele with excellence.