TORU

TORU

5.0 (4)
3 hires on HomeGuide
2 employees
5 years in business

About this pro

T O R U is an Interior Design and Architecture Studio based in NYC and London. Founded in 2016 by Andrei Croitoru to accomplish his desire to create a knowledge-based approach in the design and architectural field.

Behind this name, there is a young, creative, and professional team, who work closely with the client’s architects and contractors, to develop solutions to specific project issues and particularly for design detailing coordination of trades, and key interfaces. 

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Credentials

Brooklyn, NY 11235
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Zabeena Ali

    Toru is greatly flexible they are patient and understanding in relation to what satisfies you. They work with you even though what you want is not necessarily how they are schooled and trained in their profession and that for me is what was so highly admirable. I have no reservation in recommending them. Thank you Andrei.

  • Sergey & Sveta

    He is very dedicated, honest and hard working designer, always reachable. He did an awesome job, coming up with a nice solution for our 2 family houses. He will need a very detailed briefing and a good explanation in order to meet the highest standards. Thank you Andrei, for the great work!!!

  • Michael L.

    I had a project under a tight deadline and Andrei stepped up to help me on this project. He was extremely patient in working with me and the end product was really awesome. I look forward to work with Andrei again in my future projects.

  • Nik

    Andrei, thank you very much for your patient and your tenacity. I hired Andrei to design my apartment. Although i had a rough idea of what I wanted, Andrei was able to work though the entire design process with me and remained patient even I changed my mind on certain things. He was always upbeat and positive about my suggestions. Any time I messaged him regarding a new suggestion or design idea, he responded immediately and addressed any concerns. His work speaks for itself. I highly recommend him.




FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

F U L L  P R O C E S S

Consultation - Designer and client discuss challenges and determine goals;

Begin Process - Client signs agreement (contract);

Design Concept - Prepares the overall design for space with concepts and options (1-2 mood board);

Final Design - A design floor plan of space, sources furniture (as per the client's request);

Presentation - Present design to the client either in person or via PDF with details and links to all aspects of design (as per the client's request);

Review + Approve - The client signs off on the design;

Finalize selection+Begin ordering - Client and designer will determine the ordering process together (as per their agreement); 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

E D U C A T I O N  

Bachelor of Architecture and Construction 2012 

Master of Architecture and Construction 2015


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

As each project is different and most of the time varies based on the layout of the space, style, size, and in general of the client's needs, we require a phone call for the correct price. We usually, have 3 basic ways to write down a proposal:  by sq. ft (small-medium size of the project); by room; hourly (additional services).


How did you get started in this business?

Practiced under many international designers, architects then opened our Studio and been in business since 2016.


What types of customers have you worked with?

For the past 6 years, we had different types of customers, for instance: from a customer who requested Interior Design Services for a small space like a bathroom of 150 sq. ft in modern style, to clients who requested to design a full private house of 5000 sq. ft in contemporary style with classic elements; 

Today, we're interested in designing high-end residential proprieties in a contemporary style and providing high-end 3D Visualization services for our clients.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Make sure you are hiring the right designer, architect for your project... then, trust them. 


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

The most common question...

What's your budget for the renovation work, materials, and furniture? Write each room separately down, and present it to your designer, architect.