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Client Testimonials

Alex & Martin, Chelsea

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The whole process of commissioning Jonathan Markovitz to design and implement a fabulous dining-table and set of chairs was a huge pleasure, as is the daily sight and use of it. For contemporary bespoke furniture, I wouldn’t look anywhere else.

 
 

Miriam & Steven, Hampstead

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We were refurbishing a 1920’s house in an Arts and Crafts conservation area adjoining Hampstead Heath, and wanted to bring a fresh spirit to our home whilst remaining in harmony with the architecture and design principles of the period. Being located so close to the natural beauty of the Heath, we also wished to create a sense of connection between the interior scheme and the exterior environment.

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In our search for someone to design and make our dining table, our interior designer forwarded us a shortlist of twenty contemporary furniture designer-makers.Number nineteen on the list was Jonathan Markovitz. From the moment I read his words – ”I am strongly influenced by the forms and rhythms of the natural world, from broad landscape down to the almost hidden details of nature” – and saw a photograph of the beautiful and supremely elegant Humby Desk, I knew we had found our man.

At our first meeting, Jonathan immediately understood what we were trying to achieve, and set about producing sketched ideas which resulted in the designs for the oak dining table and chairs, followed by an exceptionally elegant walnut hall table. Late, after a fruitless hunt for a contemporary dressing table, I eventually succumbed to the Humby desk which is now installed in our bedroom and my love affair with this piece continues.

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Working with Jonathan requires a degree of patience. He is a perfectionist and needs time to create both the design and the resulting piece – but it is well worth it. The flair and finesse of his designs are of the highest standard imaginable and his attention to the detailed finish is meticulous. His drawings in watercolour are artworks in themselves and give an accurate impression of the design.

Jonathan is understandably proud of the furniture he creates, and wants his clients to be completely delighted. He is very helpful and responsive to queries about maintenance and care. As long as you can afford the prices that his bespoke designs command, I would recommend Jonathan Markovitz wholeheartedly and would be happy to provide a personal reference.

 
 
 

Sarah & Adrian, Oxford & New York

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We were looking for dining furniture with a difference when I came across one of Jonathan’s designs in a feature in Homes & Garden magazine.

Jonathan’s helpfulness and expertise in the initial creative stages meant that our somewhat vague ideas were brought to life with a design that was both attractive and practical – just what we needed – and with the ‘difference’ we were hoping for.

Our table, chairs and sideboard are beautifully crafted and a pleasure to use. Throughout, Jonathan has been responsive to our requests and thoroughly professional in his management of our project.We would be more than happy to recommend Jonathan Markovitz Furniture.

 
 

Johanna & Vicky

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Just to let you know how very much we are enjoying our hall table and mirror. Every time we see it, it is a surprise and delight. It also looks totally as if it belongs and owns the space. It is really perfect. Thank you so much! Johanna & Vicky