Tavli Dining Table
Designed by Matthew Hilton.
Tavli is a solid wood dining table with a tabletop that features a decorative joint detail: each plank in the tabletop is shaped with an undulating edge, creating a continuous, repeating geometric pattern across the length of the table. Named after the backgammon tavli board, this table reimagines the decorative wood detailing of its namesake.
The table is available in a single timber for a more subtle detail, or a combination of two timbers to highlight the pattern. See timber options under the Details tab below.
Timber available in American Black Walnut, American White oak, or European Ash in a range of oils, stains and painted finishes. All timber from sustainable sources.
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W200 × D100 × H76 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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