OUR STORYOUR VALUES
Tandem Studio was founded in 2005 by Simone and Jonathan Wright to create beautiful and durable furniture and spaces
We are Jonathan and Simone Wright, an English designer and furniture maker and a German architect. We met in a London architectural practice in 1997 and set up Tandem Studio in 2005, bringing together our diverse set of skills and experiences to create modern interiors and bespoke furniture.
After Graduating from The University of Applied Science Munich, Simone worked for several leading architectural practices in the South West of England and Jonathan established his own studio whilst running a degree course in Furniture and Interior Design at the University of Plymouth.
For the past 13 year we have worked with a range of architects, interior designers and private clients that share many of our values. They come to us because they like our approach as well as the design and quality of our work. This makes our work all the more enjoyable the relationship with our clients often lasts beyond the duration of a project.
the combination of working with both furniture and space;
the design and making; and working collaboratively.
We both have a background in architecture and share many of the values associated with Scandinavian design. Our ethos promotes simplicity, quality, functionality and accessibility. We love good design. Good design should be accessible to everyone. Spaces, furniture, everyday objects – they should all work well and be beautiful, and therefore enjoyable to use. Just as one of the most influential architects of the Scandinavian modern movement put it: Beauty is the harmony of purpose and form (Alvar Aalto, 1928).
Ethics and sustainability
We have always used materials honestly and create our furniture for longevity from sustainable materials and natural finishes. We feel this is reflected in the simplicity and elegance of our designs. We believe that we have to do our best, in private and in business, to look after the environment and after people. We try to do this whenever we design, source, make, travel, eat, teach and dispose of. We want to live as ethically as we can. And we want to give the best we can with all our designs and the things we make: if something is beautifully designed and made carefully and to a high quality, it will last and have a true value.