Mal Corboy Design

Mal Corboy has been designing for over 28 years, starting in 1988 in a small design and manufacturing business.

Since then, Mal has garnered international reputation for his eye-catching interiors and custom furniture design. Along with creating award-winning kitchens, Mal’s specialist set of skills extends to designing bathrooms, custom furniture and full interiors for both residential and commercial properties.

Mal is a passionate designer, he continually pushes boundaries to create challenging, dynamic kitchens and interior spaces that are not only beautiful and well-designed by completely functional. 

Currently Mal is a member of National Kitchen and Bathrooms Association, Housing Institute Australia, Society of British Interior Designers, a Professional member of DINZ and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

2016 -Judge Excellence in Design NKBA Awards
2015- Judge The Designer Kitchen and Bathroom Award UK
2014 – SBID International Design Award – Winner – Best KBB Project
2013 – Master Builders Heart of the Home Award – Auckland Region
2013 – Medium Kitchen Designer of the year – Runner up KBDi
2013 – Large Kitchen Designer of the Year – Runner up KBDi
2013 – National Finalist Certified Designer of the Year KBDi
2013 – Finalist Medium Kitchen of Year Victoria –KBDi
2013 – Finalist Large Kitchen of the Year Victoria -KBDi
2012-2013 Trends top 30 kitchens. Designer of two winners
2013 Sub –Zero Wolf Best of The Best Kitchen Design worldwide, Australasian Section Runner up
2012 – Judge KBDi Kitchenand Bathroom Awards Australia
2012 Corian Australian design award Edition 4 winner
2012 Best Award Finalist –Spatial
2011 “Winner” Australia Certified Designer of the Year. KBDi Designer Awards
2011 “Winner” Medium Kitchen of the Year Victoria / Tasmania. KBDi Designer Awards
2011 “Winner” Kitchen Designer of the Year Victoria. KBDi Designer Awards
2011 “Special Commendation” Large Kitchen of the Year Victoria / Tasmania. KBDi Designer Awards
2010 “Winner” Small Kitchen Designer Queensland
2010 Finalist Medium Kitchen Designer Queensland
2010 Finalist Queensland Kitchen Designer of the Year
2010 National Finalist Certified Designer of the Year Australia
2009 Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year
2009 Kitchen of the year Queensland Medium category
2009 National finalist Accredited Designer 2 entries
2009 Australian Corian Award Residential Edition 1
2008 Kitchen Design of the Year Finalist
2008 Runner Up Certified Designers Society NKBA
2008 Innovative Lighting Award NKBA
2008 Australian Corian Design Award
2005 Registered Master Builders Kitchen Award Wellington
2005 NKBA Regional Winner Wellington
2005 Registered Master Builders Kitchen Award Wellington
2005 NKBA Highly Commended Wellington
2005 NKBA Regional Winner Taranaki
2004 NKBA Kings 4th Generation Timber Award
2004 Registered Master Builders Kitchen Award Wellington
2003 Home Ideas Best New Home Award – Highly Commended
2003 Judge of the NKBA awards
2002 NKBA New Zealand Kitchen Designer of the year
2002 NKBA Regional winner Taranaki


  • Design brief taken
  • Concept drawings
  • Mal keeps drawing until you are 100% satisfied
  • Detailed production drawings. All trades on-site will know exactly what is needed
  • Quotes obtained
  • We have two manufacturers in NZ and two in Australia, who all provide the highest level of quality and service
  • Product and colours chosen
  • We work closely with the manufacturer throughout the build
  • Access to the latest products and design discounts
  • We can recommend quality companies of any trades required
  • Site observation

This is only a small part of the service we provide

Our process is simple - Mal meets with you to discuss your project. This initial meeting is free and there is no obligation to engage our services. At this meeting Mal will review your project and provide you with a fixed fee for the entire process, regardless of the length of time it takes. The fee is paid by way of installments throughout the project.

When you engage Mal Corboy Design you are safe in the knowledge that you will receive the very best in design and expertise. We will work closely with you to produce your dream space.

Karl Browne

I came across Mals work whilst looking at a magazine prior to boarding a flight to Australia, being a practical person involved in an Automotive Engineering business I had reservations about using a designer as I like to do everything myself. I called Mal and arranged a meeting and was instantly impressed with the measure of the man, he would have to be one of the most professional people I have ever worked with in the building industry.

Mals attention to detail is second to none and he goes the extra distance when working with subcontractors and the kitchen installers, I would have no hesitation in recommending Mal to any prospective clients and furthermore have recommended him to everyone I know. In summing up I can describe Mal Corboy design as a company that does Precision work and offers world class service at a very respectable price.

Bill and Margaret McColl

We are just making contact again to let you know how delighted we are with our beautiful kitchen!
Every day, without exception, we feel so blessed to have such an amazing, practical, and stunning kitchen. You gave us everything we asked for and so much more. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who required a kitchen designer par excellence!!!
You are a master of design, thank you for giving us a kitchen we love to cook in, and one we are very proud of. The whole process of the renovation, overseen by you was a breeze, absolutely stress free, we were very grateful for that.

Liz and Richard, Auckland, New Zealand

I had been an admirer of Mals work for sometime and when we moved house last year I immediately thought of him when it came to the kitchen design.We have renovated several houses in the past but wanted to put in something special this time and create a space that was a working kitchen but was also a focal point in an open living space. From our inital meeting with Mal it was obvious he was very professional and as we wanted to inject some colour Mal ran with it.The whole process couldnt have run any smoother and Mals attention to detail is what gives the kitchen a very special look and feel. The result is a space that we absolutely love ,with very crisp clean lines during the day but an even more beautiful feel during the evening due to the very cleverly designed light boxes .Everything comes alive and we have a living breathing piece of art. We cannot recommend Mal highly enough from design conception to finished result a totally enjoyable and stress free process.
Tony and Anita , Croydon Hills, Melbourne, Australia
I came across a kitchen designed by Mal Corboy in a magazine and was immediately attracted to everything about it. After several communications with Mal I felt comfortable that Mal would do a great design for me. I love the lightness of this kitchen; it’s modern and streamlined finishes, the abundance of storage and the scullery where I can close the doors when visitors arrive for dinner. I will often walk into the room at night and marvel at the different moods and effects I can achieve with the lighting, matching accessories to change colour schemes. The stools and light fittings Mal suggested have made this kitchen complete. Mal achieved a first class result and was totally professional at all times. Every minor query I had was addressed immediately both by Mal and Ed

Dave and Cheryl Burgess

I have never believed a designer would add any value to a project until we decided to renovate our kitchen at (Metropolis). From the first phone call to the final inspection (the Designer) was extremely professional and very easy to work with. Having been on the manufacturing side his understanding of how to get the most out of small spaces was great. He listened to what we wanted to achieve and left armed with a small picture of a bar stool that he had to design an entertainer’s kitchen around. When the plans and concept drawings arrived we were blown away and to be able to step back and watch everything fall into place was amazing. We were kept well informed throughout the project but (Mal Corboy) took care of everything. We ended up with a fantastic original designer kitchen and an understanding of the value the right designer can bring to any project. Would I use a designer again? I would never not

A and J Giddy, Auckland. New Zealand

Our architect had designed us a contemporary home however our kitchen plan was a basic u-shape to allow us to have maximum window space to take advantage of our views, and a walk-through to a scullery area. This meant we had some constrictions but wanted to turn what we had into something special. We were keen to have glass fronts on our cupboards and drawers and ideally to match the colour of the gaggenau stove. We also wanted the kitchen to complement and not detract from our lovely coastal views but were open to “pushing the boundaries” Mal exceeded our expectations and gave us a sleek modern kitchen with colour matched deco-glazed fronts complemented by a minimalistic free-formed corian bench counter which came with the “piece de resistance”, L.E.D lighting set into the perimeter of the counter top. We and our architect enjoyed working with Mal and found him innovative as well as practical and have ended up with a kitchen that looks superb, works well and much praised by visitors to our home as we can now enjoy entertaining.

Jayde and Kenny Tran Arcadia, CA, U.S.A

After admiring Mal Corboy’s work in a number of publications, we absolutely fell in love with his clean, modern approach to kitchen design. We were a bit weary about working with a designer located so far away (the job site being in Southern California, USA), but after speaking with him and being reassured about how smooth the process would be, (not to mention how affordable it could be) we were convinced he was the right man for the job. Indeed, the project could not have gone more smoothly. He worked closely with us during the concept phase to design the kitchen of our dreams, and addressed all the little details we hadn’t thought of… answering to any concerns we had along the way. He had everything delivered as scheduled, paid attention to the smallest of details to ensure a proper installation to avoid any unforeseen complications, and his installers installed the whole project very proficiently, the kitchen came out beautiful, unique and absolutely fabulous. We still, and will continue to, recommend Mal to all of our friends and acquaintances wanting a uniquely designed space, and a wonderful designer to work with.

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