Minimal in style yet expressive in detail, De La Espada place focus on the simple, primary requirements of the modern home. The brand specialises in solid wood furniture and works closely with a roster of leading designers and their dedicated factory in Northern Portugal. The result is a breadth of products which are innovative, authentic, and versed in traditional values. Organised into a diverse yet aligned collection of furniture families, each piece individually conveys the subtle luxury in quality material and fine craftsmanship. A selection of key pieces from the De La Espada collection are now on display at SCP Pimlico Road until 23 June.
On the 5 June 2019, we invited designer Matthew Hilton to join us for a Q&A at SCP Pimlico Road. Click below to listen to the full conversation.
Jason Miller’s Classon Sideboard for De La Espada is inspired by the housing trend currently prevalent in Brooklyn. Renovations to century-old brownstone buildings, iconic to the New York district, are creating unique interiors which juxtapose period and modern features. Symmetrical by design, the Classon sideboard is a refined storage solution, with four cupboard doors which neatly hide away internal storage space.
Crafted in rich hardwood and cast iron, the Orson desk quietly negotiates the balance between refinement and function. Three internal solid wood drawers provide generous storage for desk accessories. These are matched by a series of small compartments at the back of the desk, which provide a discrete cable management system. Concentrated yet versatile by design, this contemporary solid wood desk is at home in the study and in shared-use living spaces.
The Elliot dining collection also draws inspiration from the architectural trend currently prevalent in Brooklyn. Century-old brownstone buildings, iconic to the New York district, which were originally built as grand family homes and then converted into apartments, are now being converted back into single family homes. Through this process, many retain original features such as fireplaces, plaster moldings and woodwork, but require renovations, creating a stylish juxtaposition of old and new design.
The Elliot chair references this aesthetic composed by time, through its style, line and materials. The Elliot dining table is set apart by the attention to detail paid to its intricate form. Harnessing De La Espada’s woodworking expertise, Miller has created a table which translates the luxurious qualities of a traditional American aesthetic into a more clean-cut design language. The Elliot table is available in a variety of sizes, paying consideration to the proportions unique to every home.
Welles is a dining table that celebrates the natural properties of solid wood. The generous tabletop showcases the grain, and is set upon cast iron legs. Understated in form yet bold in character, the surface is uniquely detailed with a central divide and angled edges. Designed by Matthew Hilton for De La Espada, this piece has an enduring, tactile appeal.