Our Story

Our vision in founding Marq is to deliver an innovative form of pre-made Marquetry to designers, manufacturers or architects who can apply the product directly to their chosen surface.

Building on the rich heritage of our sister company Shamsian, Marq uses the time-honoured skills and long held craft techniques to bring innovation to this wonderful art form.

We are delighted to offer designers and manufacturers an easy to apply, cost-effective product, reframing Marquetry for a whole new audience.

Tim Venables founder and CEO of Marq has a deep knowledge and passion for all things wood. With 3 decades of experience in the furniture and interiors industry, Tim has worked on several prestigious projects, including the restoration of Windsor Castle, London’s Globe Theatre and Qsar Al Alum Palace, Muscat.

As consultant to the Royal Estate in Oman, Tim was introduced to the Master Craftsman Mohammed Reza Shamsian whose master pieces grace homes and Palaces throughout the world.

With Shamsian’s unique skill and Tim’s knowledge of the industry across the world, Shamsian Ltd was founded in 2016. The result was many prestigious commissions as well as a range of highly successful furniture and the iconic Glenlivet, Winchester Collection Box in collaboration with Bethan Gray.