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marys chair 384

by Matthew Hilton from De La Espada

marys chair 384

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

Mary's Chair, crafted in solid hardwood, 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. Marys chair captures this paradox of weight and weightlessness. Designed by Matthew Hilton for his eponymous brand, and manufactured by De La Espada craftsmen.

De La Espada is a groundbreaking design management firm and leading modern woodworker with a dedicated factory in Portugal. Highly skilled craftspeople combine noble materials, traditional joinery, handcraft and advanced technology to realize each design to the highest standard. De La Espada puts the author at the forefront and values the modern artisan. They partner with designers who art direct, curate and design their own product lines, and support them through manufacture and distribution.

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 chair is available in American black walnut, American white oak, or European Ash in a range of finishes.

17.9" w | 20.3" d | 30.7" h | seat: 17.7" h

$2,315.00 + $295.00 shipping (curbside delivery in the continental US)
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Matthew Hilton

Matthew Hilton works as an industrial designer as the Matthew Hilton Design Studio. His furniture is held in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert, the Geffrye Museum, and the Manchester City Art Gallery.
De La Espada combines highly skilled craftspeople with noble materials, traditional joinery, craft and advanced technology to realize each design to the highest standard.

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