Upholstered in an instantly iconic Kvadrat Ria fabric from famed Belgian designer Raf Simons the Balzac Ottoman is a piece full of character and appeal. Handmade in the UK, with premium materials the Balzac family is considered to be one of the defining furniture designs of the early 1990s, thanks to its unique sense of style and balance.
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.