Matthew Hilton photographed at Casa da Escrita

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We chose a very special location for the Matthew Hilton photoshoot in late 2015, Casa da Escrita in Coimbra, Portugal. Formerly known as Casa do Arco, residence of the late poet João Cochofel, Casa da Escrita was refurbished in 2010 by architect João Mendes Ribeiro, and repurposed as a space for writing events and a temporary residence for practicing writers. The refurbishment was sensitive to the historic features of the building, preserving elements such as decorative ceilings and corniced walls, while simplifying the living spaces, adding flexibility, and bringing a warm, functional modernity.

Located near to the De La Espada factory, Casa da Escrita communicates a shared heritage, as well as aligned values: real, tactile materials, pared down forms, and the transformative power of design.

Above image: Overton Table, Upholstered Tapas Chair, and Kimble and Hastoe Windsor Chairs, all by Matthew Hilton

Photo credit: Yuki Sugiura

With thanks to:
Nani Marquina, rugs
Wästberg, lamps
Eleanor Pritchard, bed throw
Volga Linen, bedlinen
Matthew Hilton, candlesticks
Antonio Albertino for painting by Ângelo de Sousa 

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View image of Matthew Hilton photographed at Casa da Escrita

Bretton Bed, Bretton Bedside, McQueen 8 drawer chest, Tall Maia, and Kimble Windsor Chair by Matthew Hilton. Photo by Yuki Sugiura.

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Bretton Bed features meticulous detailing including mitre joints in the corners of the platform base, and a beautiful combination of materials. The form is pared down, with a visual levity created through tapering - of the leg, the wooden subframe, and even the headboard, which tapers toward the bed base. The bed is ideal for compact spaces as the frame is only minimally larger than the mattress. The subframe is available in oak or walnut, the upholstered headboard comes in a range of fabrics, and the legs are available in taupe or black anodised aluminium.

Bretton Bedside features beautiful joinery which Matthew Hilton invented for the CNC machine, also seen on Maia, and Coniston mirrors. Part of the Bretton family of furniture, this bedside is the perfect companion to the Bretton Bed, available in the same timber and metal options.

Above image: Bretton Bed, Bretton Bedside, Kimble Windsor Chair, Maia, and McQueen 8 drawer chest by Matthew Hilton

Photo credit: Yuki Sugiura

With thanks to:
Nani Marquina, rugs
Wästberg, lamps
Eleanor Pritchard, bed throw
Volga Linen, bedlinen
Matthew Hilton, candlesticks
Antonio Albertino for painting by Ângelo de Sousa