manta dining chair

manta dining chair

Design Matthew Hilton
veneered plywood, solid American white oak or American black walnut
Made in Portugal by De La Espada

Manta is a dining chair suitable for domestic and contract applications. The innovative use of a multidirectional curved plywood molding for the combined back and arm rest give the chair a strong sculptural element distinguishing it from the many plywood chairs in the market. Surprisingly, this beautiful chair can be stacked. Designed by Matthew Hilton for his eponymous brand, and manufactured by De La Espada craftsmen.

Matthew Hilton graduated with a degree in Furniture Design from Kingston Polytechnic in 1979. He went on to design products for a variety of well known manufacturers. In 1985 Matthew set up the Matthew Hilton Design Studio. He has also been given the highest honor in the field of Industrial Design in the United Kingdom, by being named a Royal Designer for Industry in 2003. In September 2007, Matthew established his own brand, Matthew Hilton Limited as a place he could have complete creative control. In 2008, he was named Designer of the Year by Elle Decoration at the British Design Awards.

The Manta dining chair is offered with a plywood seat & back veneered with either oak or walnut and set on legs of American black walnut finished with a Danish oil or American white oak finished with a Danish or white oil.

21.6" w | 20.9" d | 30.7" h | seat: 17.7" h

$1,085.00 + $295.00 curbside delivery in the continental U.S.
(please allow 12-16 weeks for delivery)

Matthew Hilton

Matthew Hilton (b. 1957) attended Portsmouth College of Art and then graduated from Kingston Polytechnic with a degree in Furniture Design. After graduation, he was an industrial designer and model maker until 1984. In 1985, he set up the Matthew Hilton Design Studio. In 1991, he designed the "Balzac Armchair" for SCP Limited, a company started by Sheridan Coakley in 1984 and now based in Shoreditch, London. Hilton was Habitat's top designer, and his furniture is held in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Geffrye Museum, London, and the Manchester City Art Gallery. He was elected a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) in 2005, which is considered the highest honor in the field of Industrial Design in the United Kingdom. In 2007 Matthew launched his company Matthew Hilton Limited.
De La Espada was founded by Luis De Oliveira and Fatima De La Espada in 1993. Hailing from Porto and Madrid respectively and educated in London, the founders opened the first De La Espada store in London in 1996, when there was comparatively little quality contemporary furniture in the city. De La Espada's dedicated factory in Portugal specializes in hand crafted traditional construction methods to create modern furniture with timeless appeal and the warmth of solid wood. The De La Espada aesthetic evolved from influences including the Arts and Crafts movement, architects such as Tadao Ando, John Pawson and Alvaro Siza, as well as Scandinavian design from the 1950ĺs.
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