Ibstone Windsor Chair
Designed by Matthew Hilton.
Ibstone is a Windsor chair named after a neighbouring village of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, where the Windsor chair originated in the 18th century. The chair has a modernised, pared down form made using traditional Windsor chair making techniques in order to further the story, the evolution of the English Windsor chair.
The contrast of the black walnut seat on this otherwise ash chair attractively highlights the wedge tenon detail where the leg intersects with the top of the seat.
Part of a family of Windsor chairs including two dining chairs and two lounge chairs.
Available in solid European ash with a solid American black walnut seat with a Danish oil, white oil, or black oil finish. NOTE: Only one oil option may be chosen for the chair.
W58 × D58 × H76cm, seat height 45.5 cm
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Born in 1957, Matthew Hilton studied at Portsmouth College of Art and then at Kingston Polytechnic. After graduating he worked for Capa as an industrial designer and model maker. He then set up his own design studio/workshop in 1984.
Matthew Hilton doesn't believe in design movements, and he really doesn't like the concept of design as a fashion. Rather, he thinks the design process is part of the evolution of any object through history. Designing with the end user in mind, and whether that means a household of ten or one, he takes pleasure in finding the fluid, easily adaptable solution to fit today's domestic spaces.
One of Britain’s most esteemed industrial designers and a Royal Designer for Industry, Matthew Hilton has over 30 years of experience in his field, designing for leading manufacturers. His furniture is held in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Geffrye Museum, London.
Hilton creates rigorously functional products that improve with the mark of age. Thinking like a sculptor, Matthew Hilton considers every view of a product equally, allowing for a sense of delight and surprise over the years as the user discovers new details and complexities.
“If you live with something, you might pick it up and look at the bottom. So the bottom of it is equally important. Every aspect is important because it is something that is going to stay in your life,” Matthew Hilton.
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