Matthew Hilton designed the Cross Credenza (2007) as a material and visual complement to his Cross Extension Table. Its straightforward aesthetic and solid craftsmanship make it an apt choice not only for the dining room but also for the home office or front hall. The Credenza has three drawers on the left, the topmost being slimmer than the others, sized for cutlery or utensils. Two doors on the right open to expose two shelves, which are height-adjustable to suit individual needs. With a solid wood frame, the Cross Credenza is finished with wood veneer and soft-closing hardware. Made in Lithuania.
Solid wood frame and body (oak or walnut); wood veneer top and fronts over particleboard; birch plywood drawer inserts; Blum soft-closing hardware.
Matthew Hilton has learned from every piece he's designed, whether it was because it allowed him to work in a new material, with a new manufacturer or for stylistic reasons. "All of my pieces are loaded with meaning and memory and are very personal to me," says the British designer. Hilton, however, is quick to add that he doesn't believe in design movements, and instead prefers to think of the design process as part of the evolution of any object through history.
From an early age, Hilton was interested in painting, sculpture and architecture, and yet, the notion of being a "designer" didn't occur to him until it was suggested by a tutor at Portsmouth College of Art. The idea suited Hilton, who enrolled in the renowned Furniture and Design course at England's Kingston Polytechnic. After graduation he worked as an industrial designer and model maker until 1984 when he set up his own design studio/workshop... Read more >