Design & Development
We work with leading designers from all different disciplines to create our upholstery pieces. Since our first upholstery design by Matthew Hilton in 1991, we have worked with classic industrial designers, but also with artists, textiles designers and even ceramists to create our pieces. From this wealth of different perspectives we have learned that there is no ideal fixed knowledge in approaching upholstery design, but rather, experimentation and a hands on approach is what gets the best results. This is why we work so closely with our designers, creating bonds that go beyond the simple client and designer relationship, our designers become part of the SCP family, and their inquisitive nature and desire to shape the future gives us the energy and joy to keep creating wonderful objects, for now, and for tomorrow.
All of the SCP designers express how complicated it is working with upholstery, which is essentially just the layering of different materials to create a form; rather than having one single material to create a form, be it wood, metal or plastic. Creating a design in upholstered form is an inexact art, quite unlike some other forms of design, which is why we work so closely with our designers to create SCP pieces. They quite literally pull, push and manipulate material into form during the product development process, and their input is crucial in making our products both beautiful objects and resolved designs.
Find out more about SCP’s designers here.