The iconoclastic Balzac designed by Matthew Hilton is a wonderfully proportioned piece, luxurious in comfort. Essentially the last word in the world of club armchairs and sofas.
Available as an armchair, an ottoman, a two seat sofa and a three seat sofa. Made in Norfolk, England.
This version of the Balzac armchair is upholstered in Sorensen Utah Russet leather. This is a pure aniline leather characterised by its soft touch and natural surface. It offers fantastic comfort and made only with the finest hides. Please notes the leather is untreated and all natural markings are visible whether this be growth marks, veins, scratches, scars or bites. These are not defects. Instead they show the life of the cow and develop a beautiful patina with time.
Other semi aniline and fully finishes leather are available on request.
Standard filling - solid beech frame with multi-density foam and foam/feather cushions.
Natural Fibre filling - natural fibres, animal hair and wool.
American oak legs.
W85 x H80 x D102 x Seat Height 43cm
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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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