"Tandem were fantastic to work with, designing and making a large quantity of chairs, tables and shelving for our new office to a very high quality and to a demandingly tight deadline. As an architectural practice we have very high standards of design and quality, and found Tandem after an extensive nationwide search. The result has transformed our new office into something very special. It has been much admired by numerous visitors and is much enjoyed by all of us. I cannot recommend Tandem too highly."
Jonathan Hines, Architect, Director
"The commission was to construct and assemble some new multifunctional breakout furniture to be installed at Orleans Infant School in Twickenham. Tandem won the commission through a competitive tender process, coming out on top in quality and value for money. Straight away Tandem understood the concept, recognised our expectations for the space and provided clear communication and creative support throughout. The furniture was installed over the Christmas holiday period, with no fuss, in order for us to meet our design programme. The results are an exceptionally high quality piece of work which we are all extremely pleased with and will be enjoyed by the children, teachers and parents for many years to come."
Ian Liptrot, Architect, Associate DLA Architecture
"I worked with Jonathan for upwards of four years on the overall design of the Ford Park Cemetery Visitor Centre and on the detailed design, costing, construction where appropriate and installation of the display and other furnishings. In all he did he always aspired to the highest professional standards. He thinks deeply about design, his drawings are accurate and well-executed and the display furniture and other items he provided us with reflected a high degree of craftsmanship with a good balance between function and appearance. He has a good eye for space, colour, ambience and detail.
The outcome is that we have a modern, vibrant, high quality space which meets our conflicting needs as well as it is possible to do so.
It was a pleasure to work with someone so utterly reliable."
Dr Henry Will MBE, Chairman
Ford Park Cemetery Trust
"I received excellent and very personalised advice re refurbishing of my office. My input was put into an affordable and very stylish design, alterations were incorporated at my request. The work was executed swiftly and neatly . I now hope to get some of the beautifully designed chairs to match the rest."
Agnies Calkoen, GP, Pathfields Practice
"Jonathan and his colleagues gave us options and choices about the design of the furniture. Their approach was innovative and flexible. They have a sound grasp of how to get the best out of space and room. The quality of materials is outstanding, it's attractive and thoughtfully chosen and a pleasure to live with. It's sustainable and sympathetic to our ideas- an oasis. Their service was always friendly and accessible, we always got prompt answers. We have a dream room at a good price - functional and inspiring - the whole process was a delight."
Anagrett Ward, client
"We admire and value Jonathan's enduring commitment to achieving excellence. He is prepared to do his utmost to strive for the best possible outcome. His experience as an architect, and environmental awareness, brings a wider context to his understanding and evolution of creative furniture designs. We find the furniture he has made completely fits our design brief, is visually pleasing with great attention to detail, robust and satisfying to use, and we are certain will have longevity. He brings a rare quality of care and consideration to his work, and we feel fortunate in finding someone who exceeds our demanding expectations."
Lesley Holmes and Geoffrey Larder, client
"Tandem recognised the challenge to improve our living room arrangements in the first meeting and came up with an interesting but simple alternative. We admire the thorough execution, the practical use of suitable, but sustainable materials and the prompt delivery abroad where the furniture was installed quickly and accurately on site. The sideboard has become a gem in our home. It is a pleasure to look at it and use every day."
Georg Stoll, client