Different Trains Cabinet with Grey Doors by Matthew Hilton

Different Trains Cabinet with Grey Doors

De La Espada

Designed by Matthew Hilton. Different Trains was named after Steve Reich’s contemporary composition of the same name. The sliding movement of the compact laminate doors on the cabinet facade have a visual rhythm that recalls the movement of sounds in the composition.

Long planks of solid hardwood create a cabinet with an open form, while the sliding doors articulating the facade partially conceal the cabinet contents, engaging play between positive and negative space.

Available in two widths and one, two or three tiers, various configurations are possible. The wide/single tier version particularly lends itself to use as an A/V unit, while the taller units function well as room dividers.

Different Trains Cabinet with Black Doors also available.


Available in American black walnut, American white oak, or European Ash in a range of finishes. Sliding compact laminate doors in shades of grey articulate the facade.
Matte black painted steel legs.

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Please note: the 240cm wide cabinet comes with six sliding doors total per shelf, consisting of two of each door size, placed along one side of the cabinet only. The 120cm wide unit comes with three doors per shelf, consisting of one of each door size, placed along one side of the cabinet only.
Further sliding doors may be purchased separately.

Narrow/1 tier: Width 120cm × Depth 40cm × Height 65.5cm
Narrow/2 tiers: Width 120cm × Depth 40cm × Height 105.5cm
Narrow/3 tiers: Width 120cm × Depth 40cm × Height 145.5cm
Wide/1 tier: Width 240cm × Depth 40cm × Height 65.5cm
Wide/2 tiers: Width 240cm × Depth 40cm × Height 105.5cm
Wide/3 tiers: Width 240cm × Depth 40cm × Height 145.5cm

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Matthew Hilton

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.

Matthew Hilton

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.

De La Espada

De La Espada is industrial design with a warm heart, where luxury is expressed through tactile materials and obsessive detailing.

The dedicated factory in Northern Portugal specialises in intelligent solid wood furniture craft steeped in tradition and innovation.

Close partnerships with designers result in diverse yet aligned product families that are the building blocks for authentic interiors.

Premium materials imbue each product with a luxurious feel and outstanding performance. A leading modern woodworker, roots are in solid wood furniture manufacture. Highly skilled craftspeople combine noble materials, traditional joinery, handcraft and advanced technology to realise each design to the highest standard.