Across his extensive career Tom has designed everything from home furnishings and accessories, to fitted kitchens and one off bespoke commissions. He discusses his inspirations and what drives his design process:
I’m passionate about designing and making stunning furniture with elegant shapes and contemporary style that people get excited about.
From a young age I was always interested in designing and making things by hand using wood in my various creations. I loved how versatile and beautiful the material was and after training at the London College of Furniture I advanced my woodworking skills working as a carpenter and cabinetmaker.
At my first workshop I indulged my creativity by designing and crafting bespoke furniture and found that I was instinctively creating furniture that leaned to the curvaceous. As the company and production team grew I was able to focus on designing the most arresting curved furniture possible without losing functionality.
I have always designed freely without the limitations of manufacture in mind ensuring the essence of the design is never compromised. Challenging myself in this way has always been my driving force and I believe that taking risks with design maintains my creative integrity.
It is so important to get the shape and flow of the curves just right and I work closely with my team in every aspect of manufacture to create new methods, jigs and formers that can achieve the seemingly impossible. Being free of the constraints posed by mass production and machinery allows me to more easily create gorgeous furniture that stands the test of time as contemporary classics.
Taking a piece of furniture from initial sketch through to the final piece, including the challenges in between, means designing new furniture is as rewarding now as it has always been. I hope that you’ll find all you need in my collections and enjoy the furniture for many years once it is in your home.
It's more than I hoped for! An absolute perfect piece of furniture in every way. Couldn't be more delighted in the design and quality of material and work. Thank you.
Just a note to say that the 6 chairs look terrific around our table. We are really pleased with the appearance and functionality of the chairs. They fit into the space well and aesthetically they are a joy. Thank you, Tom. It is so rewarding to get this result after our design meetings, discussions and exchanges of ideas.
I’m absolutely thrilled with my Tom Schneider unit. It’s a beautiful piece of furniture— beautiful wood and beautifully designed and crafted. It’s exceeded my expectations in every way. Thank you so much
My new tables are simply beautiful. Extremely well made. Ordering, delivery and after care has been exemplary.
Just to let you know the furniture is really beautiful and also how professional you were as a company, from when I ordered, through to delivery even in these difficult times so hat’s off to Tom Schneider .
This is a really beautiful piece which is as much a work of art as a functional piece of furniture. We couldn't be happier with our purchase. The ordering process was very simple and communication re delivery dates etc was very good. Would highly recommend.
If you appreciate great quality and style from a company who also provides great customer service, look no further. We just purchase the TV stand …..fantastic, so pleased to have found it and to have dealt with such good : ) professional people.
So stylish, so well made. Wanted it to be a feature and it certainly is. You can tell its a luxury piece of furniture. Beautiful. Fully recommend.
The furniture is fantastic and even better quality and finish then we anticipated. The delivery was easy and they guys were very polite.
Amazing service and beautiful furniture from Tom Schneider; my TV unit has attracted many compliments and envious glances since it arrived! The company were extremely professional and friendly, offering lots of advice and support with a personal touch. I couldn't recommend them highly enough!
TV stand is beautifully designed. Nothing came close to it when comparing against others. Design and finishing excellent. Just what i was looking for. You need items of beauty in your room especially if you want them to be there for a while.
Very elegant addition to my sitting room. The quality is fantastic and the service was excellent. Delivered on time and very polite delivery men. It has been admired by many family members and I am really thrilled with it.
The buying experience with Tom Schneider has been outstanding. Not only does Tom Schneider design and make beautiful, timeless furniture, they back it up with excellent and timely follow-up service.
Absolutely delighted by this piece of craftsmanship... its stunning. The team are absolutely brilliant, quick, responsive, helpful, polite and effective. Delivery was perfect, great team, polite and courteous, neat and tidy... 10/10 on all counts, highly recommended, worth every penny! We had a difficult space and the curves on this solved the issue nicely…
We absolutely could not be more delighted with the table. It's a beautiful piece of furniture which makes me smile when I use it. Your men were courteous, respectful of property and did exactly what they said they would. I have saved up for ages for this table and am over the moon with it!
We love our new coffee table which we bought to match the tv unit , beautiful classy furniture, thank you