The SCP Balzac Sofa is considered by some to be a truly iconic design of the 1990s. With its sense of poise and balance, the classic design is a wonderfully proportioned piece, expertly crafted and handmade in the United King. Luxurious in comfort, the SCP Balzac Sofa features in Taschen’s 1000 chairs book and is widely used in advertising. Ideal for both classic and contemporary living spaces, the three seater sofa is complemented perfectly by the rest of the Balzac family, creating a relaxing centrepiece for both family and friends.
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.