mary's side table

mary's side table

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

Mary's side table, crafted in solid hardwood with a marble top, is substantial yet delicate, sculptural yet highly functional. It was inspired by a visit to the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco. Matthew Hilton was moved by the contrast of the oppressive weight of the concrete structure and the release of the swooping, expansive space within. Mary's side table captures this paradox of weight and weightlessness. 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.

Mary's side table is offered in American black walnut finished with a danish oil or American white oak finished with a danish oil or white oil and choice of white or black marble. Note: the marble top is removable for ease of transport and cleaning.

18.3" d | 21.2" w | 19.6" h

oak: $1,645.00 + $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 1950’s.
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