"I saw an example of Tom’s work on a stand at the Kingsbridge show and was at once impressed by the originality and quality. I now have, in my main room, a ‘coffee’ table that I commissioned from him. I am quite delighted with it. It is craftsmanship of the highest quality. I was also greatly impressed by his readiness to discuss in detail what I needed. He came to the house, saw the precise location, noted the other furniture in the room and came back with a design which he was to modify a little. We discussed the best wood and the best texture and colour. He sent me samples from which to choose. When the table arrived (by the promised date) it was precisely what I had wanted. I cannot recommend his work too highly."
Every item we produce is carefully sourced, expertly crafted and beautifully finished. Our clients expect the best and we are proud not to let them down.
"We have been very impressed both with the quality of Tom’s work and with his passion and attention to detail. He has produced two beautiful tables for us by personally selecting some stunning timber and creating furniture that is not only functional but a piece of art to be proud of. Tom is a pleasure to work with and we would not hesitate in recommending him."
"I would like to say how really pleased we are with the table (and chairs) we now have at Old Farm It fits in to the room beautifully and looks just the job. Pricey, but worth every penny! You could see it on the Toad Hall Cottages web site!"
I have recently started working with Tom at Orpago and have found him to be a great contact; an inspiring and thoughtful designer and a very good manufacturer of his product and finishing.
He recently supplied a client of mine with a very large round oak table which extends with two leaves to make a large oval table, which is perfectly balanced and doesn’t tilt, even when fully extended.
We are working together again now on a different brief, for a different client and I very much hope that this working relationship will build and continue for the future.
We are absolutely delighted with the table and chairs Orpago designed for our kitchen. We spent several weeks working with Tom to come up with a design that fitted the space we had available, and that would give the room a fresh look. The quality of the workmanship, and the attention to detail, combined with the use of beautiful English hardwoods, has produced a stunning piece of furniture.
"You never know what to expect when you commission a bespoke piece of furniture remotely based only on conversations and images gleaned from the website. However the trust and confidence gained from Tom and his team was a true reflection of their professional and customer focused approach.
The quality of the craftsmanship, attention to detail and the materials used has been first class and we are really pleased with a piece of timeless furniture that will last well beyond our years."
"I am delighted with my table, chairs and bench. I cannot thank Tom and his partner enough for the guidance, care and thought shown during the early decision days. When they arrived - beautiful design and craftsmanship to take my breath away. Amazing. Thank you so, so, much. I thoroughly recommend Orpago."
"We are delighted with the desk which Tom Dorich at Orpago made for us. From the initial design, where Tom's advice was invaluable, through to the delivery of the finished item Tom has been unfailingly helpful. Tom's choice of wood and his skilful craftsmanship have given us a superb piece of furniture which enhances our home now and will be a legacy for the future. It far surpasses any of the alternatives which we saw. This is the second item which Tom has made for us. Undoubtedly we would turn to him again for quality and value."
" I am absolutely delighted with our beautiful round oak table and chairs. Thank you for helping to ensure our son's wheelchair fits underneath and I am very glad we went with your suggestion to order the Canterbury chairs, they are such good quality and a perfect match. The quality of the workmanship is excellent throughout and I would have no hesitation to recommend your products, in fact I already have. Thank you Tom"
"We first contacted Thomas when we needed a large table for a house we were renovating; we were living in China at the time, always a challenge organising things like this without physically seeing work produced. We knew or thought we knew the dimensions, and after taking advice from Thomas about the balance and look of the table and what we were trying to achieve, we decided on a slightly different design. This was a big investment, being so far away made all the more difficult. Thomas said "I'll make it anyway as I need a show piece, but I know you will love it". The table was stunning, more a piece of art than a table, beautifully made, the care, attention to detail and passion that is Thomas, running through every part of it. We now have several pieces of furniture made by Thomas, including bespoke and our living room is a gallery to his work. Stunning service and superb furniture. "
"We were searching to find someone to work with to design and build some bespoke oak furniture for our old farmhouse refurbishment project including a very large bed, a dining table, dining chairs and two smaller coffee and corner tables.
After trawling through endless websites, I eventually found Orpago and instantly liked the look of the furniture and the feel of how it was presented – it seemed to me to be very well considered, striking just the right balance between set-piece craftsmanship, commercial affordability and, most importantly for us, the furniture seemed to capture exactly the right balance between modern and classic / traditional. Exactly what we were looking for in fact (I love old buildings but am at heart a fussy modern architect and unhealthily obsessed with fine craftsmanship and detail).
We quickly struck up a very positive dialogue with Tom, exchanging emails, sketches and associated budget costings. Tom dealt admirably with our endless minor tweaks and revisions and went to a huge amount of trouble to produce some great 3d CGI images during this preliminary phase and I really enjoyed this part, I must say. Being such a fussy architect client I thought he showed remarkable patience!
We actually only met Tom for the first time on the day he delivered our first batch of furniture and found him to be every bit as good a bloke as he seemed to be in his emails – the furniture is absolutely excellent, as I knew it would be, and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others and indeed frequently do! "
"Tom and the Orpago team turned around a beautiful wooden boardroom table for our sparkling new headquarters at Somerset House. Friendly, reliable, and on time - the guys delivered with a quick turn around, and they weren't afraid of a bit of heavy lifting. Couldn't be happier with the service and we haven't hesitated in recommending them to the hundreds of corporate and private clients who have asked 'where did you get that gorgeous table?'."
We found the Orpago website (and with it Tom) somewhat by accident but what a find! Tom could not have been more helpful in discussing and advising on the design of our table and when we wanted to see it in the flesh Tom was very happy to show us round his workshop and showroom. The 200 mile trip was more than worth it and we were impressed by Tom’s approach and expert craftsmanship. Result: we are now the delighted owners of a beautifully fashioned dining table and chairs which couldn’t be more perfect for us. Thank you Tom. We have no hesitation in highly recommending you!