Upholstered Tapas Chair by Matthew Hilton


Milan 2010: British designer Matthew Hilton will launch an upholstered three-legged chair in Milan next month.

Called Upholstered Tapas Chair, the piece has a walnut or oak base and coloured leather upholstery.

Hilton will show the design alongside other pieces from his eponymous brand at an exhibition called Furniture for Life organised by Portuguese manufacturers De La Espada, which will also showcase work by London office Studoilse and Turkish studio Autoban.

See all our stories about Milan 2010 in our special category.

More about Matthew Hilton on Dezeen:

Tokyo Designers Week interview
Molteni&C sofa chat
Collection at 100% Design 2008
Collection at 100% Design 2007
Furniture for Ercol at Tent London
Furniture for Case

The text below is from De La Espada:

Milan 2010 – Furniture for Life

Spazio 4, Spazio Botta, Via Carlo Botta 8, Milan

In a series of exhibitions, together titled “Furniture for Life”, acclaimed British designer, Matthew Hilton presents the new Upholstered Tapas Chair; Istanbul-based, Autoban launches Holy Coffee Table, and Studoilse introduces Stool with a leather seat. Exhibiting on adjacent stands at Spazio Botta along with Leif.designpark, the designer-led brands will also present products launched at the London Design Festival this past September. Each product is true to the unique vision of the designer, and manufactured in premium materials by the expert craftsmen at De La Espada.

Spazio 4 will feature four unique spaces, each dedicated to one designer-led brand. Each is created in the vision of the designer, displaying the products as they were intended to be seen.

New products include from Matthew Hilton, Upholstered Tapas chair, a light and comfortable high back dining chair with slim-lined upholstery and a nod towards the strong forms of Spain's characteristic objects.

Posted on Thursday March 18th 2010 at 4:40 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • andie

    nice design, and choice of material and color, but it would be a nicer design if it’s stackable, so that case it would be easier to transport around.

  • nice…elements are reminiscent of many prior, but strangely none entirely. elegant curves and scale. like it

  • That’s a very nice chair.

    I know we shouldn’t make any more chairs, but that’s a nice one.

  • murve

    i wonder how stable this is when you lean back on this because everyone does and three legs surely its just dangerous

  • tanya telford – T

    seems to have some nice touches to it, looks like the back might have been designed with ergonomic research/info in mind, which is good, my personal preference would be the tan colour but only because the colour seems to blend with the wood colour, making the visual image & form more whole, ( guess it depends on where you using it thought), like the soft curves of the seat too,

  • p

    murve– tripods are pretty stable, you know…. even if you lean back on that one chair leg, you’ve still got your own two legs on the ground.

  • This is really beautiful and elegant. I love the materials and the shape. It looks sturdy for a 3 legged chair. I can see this being popular with younger clients.
    Yasmin Chopin Interior Design

  • anony

    lol becareful while leaning back or sides ,this chair is good for robots to sit

  • zal

    I've actually tried sitting on it and was surprised at how stable it is. I expected it to be a bit wobbly too at first.