The Balzac range from SCP is completed to the highest of standards, with the pieces handmade in the UK. Considered one of the defining furniture designs of the early 1990s, thanks to its unique sense of style and balance, the SCP Balzac Armchair is renowned thanks to its wonderful sense of proportion. This version of the Balzac chair is upholstered in Kvadrat's bold and impactful Ria fabric, designed in partnership with Raf Simons. The resulting piece is one which is perfectly suited to the modern living space, destined to be a modern classic and the range a perennial favourite.
Born in 1957, British furniture designer 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 went on to set up his own design studio/workshop in 1984. In 1986, SCP was the first designer furniture manufacturer to produce Hilton’s work. Several years on, SCP and Matthew Hilton continue to collaborate, producing modern furniture such as the SCP Oscar Sofa and Compass desk.
Matthew Hilton has since gone on to work with many international furniture manufacturers including CASE, Montis, Authentics and De La Espada.