Our History

Hailing from the plains of Kansas, Kyle learned the value of hard work and developed an appreciation for the seemingly disparate worlds of the organic and industrial environments that surrounded him. While studying at the Kansas City Art Institute, he discovered a unique ability to develop other people’s artistic ideas through conversational collaboration, and was hired to help translate multiple department chairs’ visions into reality. This talent brought him to work at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, where Kyle was urged by visiting artists and coworkers to start his own business, and, in a tiny corner of an old toy factory in downtown Los Angeles, Kyle Minor Design was born!

20 years and thousands of twisty coastal turns later, KMD has sunk deep roots into San Francisco and its traditionally non-traditional, constantly evolving culture. The KMD team has amassed a diverse set of skills that allows ephemeral ideas to become fully and uniquely realized. With an artist’s sentiment and a craftsman’s dedication, and decades of experience in custom design, project management, metal and wood fabrication, fine finishing, and installation, the KMD team is looking forward to turning your concept to reality. “Build Custom, Build Once.”

Clients

Astro Studios
Blink
Boor Bridges
CA Parks Foundation
Clean Well
Github
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana
H&M
Jamestown Developers
Levi Strauss & Co
Olle Lundberg Design
Peace Industry
Rapt Studios
SC Builders
SF MOMA
SWATCH
TCHO
Dawson+Clinton
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Kyle has an uncanny ability to interpret our designs into tangible reality. He fills in the design-to-build engineering gaps to produce beautifully crafted pieces for our studio.
-Kyle Swen, Partner Astro Studios
Kyle Minor (Design) created a showstopping custom dining room table for my wife and I when we bought our first house. We didn't want just a place to eat, we wanted a table that would be the center of our home. Kyle worked with us from the beginning to the end of the process, from design and wood slab selection, to final treatment and installation. The result of Kyle's vision for us is a breathtaking one of a kind 90 inch book matched Black Acacia slab table with a base designed specifically to play off the other furnishings and design elements of the room. The end result was more than we could have hoped for, and always "wows" our dinner guests. Thanks Kyle!!
-Thomas Capo, Homeowner
Kyle saved the day! For months, I searched for someone to design and install a railing for my new staircase. I wanted something clean and modern, but not too industrial or cold. Frustrated by the parade of deaf contractors and sales guys who had no imagination for, nor interest in, understanding what I wanted, I was ready to give up. Enter Kyle Minor - he listened respectfully to my requirements and translated them into a perfect design that was simple and beautiful, strong and sleek. He and his team were the definition of a pleasure to work with. He also later designed and installed a fantastic gate for our building that makes me smile every time I pass thru it.
-Bonnie Williamson, Homeowner

Our Team

Kyle Minor

Kyle Minor

Owner, Principal

Neil Henk

Neil Henk

General Manager

Lucas

Lucas Caminiti

Shop Manager

Matt

Matt Hartmann

Metal Shop Manager

Miguel

Miguel Ayala

Wood Craftsman

Kira

Kira Fisher

Office Manager, Book Keeper

Zeke

Zeke

Metal Fabricator

Zach

Zach Fish

Intern

Join the team

You share our passion for great design and craftsmanship? You dream about building beautiful things? Awesome! Sounds like we should get to know each other. info@kyleminordesign.com

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Credits

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Kristine Marino

Website

Brian Hildebrand