About Tandem Antiques & Design
We are Hilary and Steven Eklund. We met in 1997 in an antique shop in Hudson NY and connected exchanging snarky comments about an over-the-top English porcelain lamp. I guess our fate was sealed in those first moments – a future filled with old things and sarcasm.
Since then we have been all over the map, in an antiquing sense. Early on, selling at little flea markets and local antique shows, we loved the mod look of the 1960s. But Steve was raised by antique dealers, and comes from a rich tradition of good country and primitive pieces. (Back when “primitive” indicated truly old and wonderful handmade items, rather than whatever new dreck it has come to signify.) So we dove into dealing in country – cupboards, blanket boxes, farm tables, signs, old paint, coverlets, white ironstone and lots more.
In recent years we have rekindled our relationship with modern design, seeking out the forms, materials and quality that set a piece apart from the rest. Add to that our personal interests in art and sculpture, expressed in the one-of-a-kind works that we find and offer, and you have a crazy, hopefully wonderful, merchandise mix.
We married in 1999 and settled in tiny Jefferson NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. We sell in Hudson NY and in High Point NC (twice a year during High Point Market), and now at our most recent project - our new shop in Stamford NY! (pop up to the Locations tab ^^ to see more about that.) The rest of the time we are likely to be cooking, or driving our boys to some soccer thing, or playing with our adorable dog Parker. It’s a good life.