With Grove, British designer Matthew Hilton says he wanted to reduce his table down to the essential elements to increase its versatility. Crafted in solid FSC European oak, it has large cylindrical legs and a top with gently curved edges. The details are intentionally spare and give the table a modest character, with the legs at the corners inlaid a little from the edge. Cleverly engineered, a complex joint hidden underneath pairs a metal plate with custom fixings for an extremely strong connection.
29.5" h x 94.5" w x 39.4" d (75x240x100cm)
There are few true influential leaders in any industry, and when it comes to the UK’s native modern design scene, Sheridan Coakley has been at the forefront—even long before he founded his eponymous brand SCP in 1985 (the “P” is for products).
The flagship he opened that year in a former factory in the London neighborhood of Shoreditch—filled with SCP and a wide swath of other modern design houses—has transformed that corner of the capitol into a design mecca. SCP is a founding organizer of the Shoreditch Design Triangle, the largest official London Design Festival District, running since 2008.
Today, the SCP range of furniture, textiles, lighting and accessories is designed by the likes of Jasper Morrison, Terrence Woodgate, Donna Wilson, Philippe Malouin, Ilse Crawford and Oscar Peña, among many other notable creators. Even the SCP logo can rest on its laurels, having been created by the great graphic designer Peter Saville, whose iconic body of work includes the wavy pattern for Joy Division.
Sustainability is also part of its locally made ethos, extending to its upsholstery methods. In 2003, SCP vertically integrated its upholstery manufacturing based in Norfolk into the company, and it continues to champion a progressive environmentalism where it can.