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Industrial Design







Tandem is an industrial design company with locations in trend setting Santa Monica, Los Angeles and tech hub Orange County.

Since 2009, it has been partnering with both global brands & local start-ups,

creating outstanding customer experiences and services to build thriving businesses.


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Tandem has developed many award-winning products with all vital elements during design process:

innovation, form, function, and manufacturability.

Tandem's mission:

To bring joy and materalize innovative ideas to users through meaningful and human-centric design.

To maximize the market impact for the products to improve people's lives with the power of visualization, design and engineering in ONE.

Tandem starts the design process by understanding the customers' needs and the market and can take an innovative idea from the ID concept to the final product. Its industry know-how can give you, the client, the competitive edge of bringing your products to the market with a wow factor.





Industrial Design

Product Development

Consumer Research

Design Strategy

UI Design

Mechanical Engeering







Los Angeles Studio

1639 11th St, #109

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: 310-651-6855

E-mail: contact@tandem-design.com


OC Studio

151 Kalmus Drive, Suite M2

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: 310-651-6855

E-mail: contact@tandem-design.com


Frequent Searched/Asked Questions and Answers


Question: What services does Tandem Product Design Provide?
Answer: Tandem provides market research, industrial design, mechanical engineering and manufacturing liason for both start-ups and corporate clients. It also facilitates prototyping, electrical engineering and manufacturing efforts with its partner companies.Tandem Product Design does not provide interior design services. We see some confustion online. Tandem Product Design does not do archtechitecural industrial design, which is a seperate field but with same name, interesting, right?.
Question: When was Tandem established?
Answer: Tandem Product Design was founded in 2009, by former Gateway Computer lead designer Michael Hong. It's mission is to bring the innovative ideas to life by Tandem's proven design and creation process.
Question: What is Industrial Design or Product Design

Answer: Industrial design is a process of design applied to physical products that are to be manufactured by mass production. It is the creative act of determining and defining a product's form and features, which takes place in advance of the manufacture or production of the product. Tandem believes Industrial Design also brings the human factors into a good design and make it easier to use. A good design should be the fusion of aesthetics, human factor/usability, feel-good factors, engineering and manufacturing know-how.

The term of Product Design is also often be used. Industrial design is not the same as Industrial Architecture.

Industrial loft interior design is not considered industrial design.

Question: Why it's called Tandem

Answer: The word tandem means working in conjunction with each other or working together. Tandem believes the synergy between its clients and its designers and engineers will form truer product solutions that improves people's everyday life and brings the ideas to life in a better form.

Question: Why Tandem

Answer: The complete product development process requires the close collabration and skill sets from market researchers, patent experts, industrial designers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, prototyping technicians and manufacturers.

A good product looks right. Tandem's designs strikes a balance of the true forms which promote positive and joyful emotional response, it's also easy to use. It designs a product with industrial design and engineering as one.

Tandem can tackle various stages of the product deelopment and not just conceptual design. In the 40s and 50s golden era of manufacturing, the designers and engineers often sat side-by-side at their drawing boards, next to the prototyping facility and factory. Tandem maintains this rare skill-set in-house with the injection of cutting edge CAD design.

Tandem's designer power has assisted its clients on No.1 sales records on Soundbar, Computer and TV segments and 11 CES awards for its customers. For start-ups clients, it helped them reached 8 back-to-back crowdfunding campaign with unique designs.

With location conviented located in LA and OC, working with tandem in tandem is a interactive and productive experience.


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Tandem Product Design 2023 /

1639 11th St., #109, Santa Monica, California, USA /

151 Kalmus Dr., #M2, Costa Mesa, California, USA

phone: 310-651-6855

email: contact@tandem-design.com