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Cross Extension Table

With spare clean lines and no decorative excess, Matthew Hilton’s Cross Extension Table (2005) pairs the elegance and warmth of classic English furniture with the simple beauty of 21st-century modernism. This table has a straightforward aesthetic that will suit almost any environment. While the Cross Extension’s strong, unadorned geometry creates a distinctly up-to-date piece, Hilton softens the outline with tapered legs that flare from the base like the supports of traditional pedestal tables. Adaptable to changing dining needs, the tabletop expands with a simple pull, allowing insertion of up to two leaves for three possible table sizes: 78.75", 97.5" and 116". After guests depart, the leaves store in a felt-lined compartment on the table’s underside. The Cross Extension Table received the 2006 Elle Decoration Best in Furniture Award. Walnut table made in Malaysia; others made in Lithuania. Matthew Hilton (born 1957) is a British furniture designer of modern furniture.Hilton attended Portsmouth College of Art and then Kingston Polytechnic graduating in 1979. After graduation he was an industrial designer and model maker until 1984. In 1991, he designed the "Balzac Armchair"[1] for SCP Limited, a company started by Sheridan Coakley in 1984 and now based in Shoreditch, London. Hilton was Habitat's top designer,[2] and his furniture is held in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Geffrye Museum, London, and the Manchester City Art Gallery. He was elected a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) in 2005. In 2007 Matthew launched his company Matthew Hilton Limited.