Tonic DesignHR & Skills
About Tonic Design
Tonic design founded 18 years ago by Gregory Gamble and Philippe van der Merwe is a multi-facetted design agency and furniture design firm. Our services encompass the design of corporate, hospitality, retail and high end residential project both locally and abroad.
An ongoing fascination with design is at the core of what we do. The modern sophistication of our work is the result of an unorthodox approach towards materials, an emphasis on technical precision and a return to traditional construction techniques and refined craftmanship.
We pride ourselves on delivering projects of the highest quality, each client’s brief is developed to create original and functional spaces while never losing sight of budget and value for money.
Our client list reflects our highly individual and open approach to design from large corporate offices for M&C Saarchi Able to the very successful Airport lounges for Slow.
Our studio focuses on Interior architecture and design for corporate, hospitality, residential and retail clients. We offer a complete design service from concept to completion, including all technical co-ordination, Interior design detailing, finishes and specifications with a strong focus on custom and bespoke design for each client. We pride ourselves on delivering project of a world class standard.
For nearly two decades, our showroom has welcomed a community with an interest in classic modernism and contemporary design. Functioning as both a retail destination and an interactive showcase for our ranges, the showroom allows us the ongoing opportunity to develop interior concepts in real time and space with a focus on showcasing the large range of furniture we have developed since our inception. We place emphasis on original, handmade, beautifully crafted pieces that will outlast trends. To accompany these installations, the showroom regularly hosts bodies of work by local artists, ceramicists and glass-blowers, displayed and illuminated alongside an ever-changing collection of imported lighting systems.
Our work has been nominated for, and honoured by various prestigious award bodies, both locally and internationally.