Hepburn Three Seater Sofa
Designed by Matthew Hilton.
Hepburn is glamorous and light, with a tapered arm and a shallow base raised on slender solid wood legs, and an optional cross detail on the cushions. Available as a fixed 3-seater sofa or as a modular system.
Interested in the idea of impossible lightness, Matthew Hilton tries to create the feeling of greater spaciousness in a room by reducing the visual weight of his furniture. Hepburn Sofa is part of a series of 'impossibly light' products including Hepburn Bed and Light Table.
Made to order in a wide choice of fabric types and colours (see a list under ‘Details’). Fabrics are priced in ‘Groups’. Simply select the appropriate price Group and then add a note of your fabric choice at checkout or email us.
Fabric options in the following groups:
A - Canvas, Divina, Clay, Zero, Safire, Moss, Finished Leather
B - Coda, Sunniva, Balder & Natural Grain Leather
C - Vidar, Fuse, Avalon Velvet
C+ - Sonar, Elmorustical VIII Leather
Fabric options - click here to view
Timber elements are 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.
Timber options - click here to view
W225 × D80 × H70 cm, seat height 42, seat depth 66 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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