Solstice is a relaxed design that developed from the seed of an idea to create a fully upholstered piece that sits directly on the floor at the back. It is made from a European hardwood frame, zig-zag springs, jute webbing, hessian straps and covered with a mix of materials that includes natural fibres, animal hair and wool. It has two pure duck feather cushions and the legs come in bronze finished steel.
Subtle piping and seam details on the arms and cushion faces act as a counterpoint to the swooping curve of the design. Hilton imagines sofas and armchairs as big sculptures in our everyday living spaces, and approaches their design as such, creating shapes and forms that are somehow innate, quietly but confidently occupying space.
W 220 x H 73 x D 105 x Seat H 40 cm
Sofa in Sight
A collection that explores ideas in modern upholstery making through six different sofas.
Designs by Michael Anastassiades, Konstantin Grcic, Faudet-Harrison, Matthew Hilton, Lucy Kurrein and Terence Woodgate.
The sofa is a piece of furniture rooted in Western culture, in ideas of comfort and in thoughts about the modern home. How did the typology come into being? How are they made? What is their future? We wondered how six very different designers would respond to exactly the same brief: Create a new sofa design using our specialist upholstery making factory in Norfolk, where we only use renewable materials, traditional techniques and highly skilled craftsmen.