Combining cutting-edge technology with the talent of award-winning designers, Case Furniture has built a name on consistently delivering excellent design at good value. Founded in 2006, the London-based brand is remarkable for is longstanding application of high standards and attention
to detail to a series of collections available to the mass market, without any compromise on quality. Specialist collaborators include Matthew Hilton, Robin Day, Terence Woodgate, and Samuel Wilkinson.
Case Furniture: Excellent Design At A Good Value
London based brand Case Furniture was established in 2006. Dedicated to delivering excellent design at good value by combining cutting-edge technology and advanced manufacturing techniques with the talent of award-winning designers. Case Furniture creates furnishings for the home that are modern and display integrity and character, with an exemplary attention to detail, the highest standards and never compromising on quality despite their mass market value.
Case Furniture are experienced in delivering large-volume batch production, ideal for large retailers. Their extended network of trading partners means the brand can manufacture and distribute on a global scale. The brand currently sells to well-known retailers such as John Lewis, Liberty and Heal’s, as well as providing directly to customers.
Design collaborations have played a huge part in Case Furniture’s brand development. As Paul Newman, brand Director, comments; “we choose designers because we like their work and, importantly they have a passion for what they do. That experience shines through in each product and we hope that the marriage of design, knowledge and function is equally evident.”
After Hilton graduated from Kingston Polytechnic in England, where he studied Furniture and Design, he worked as an industrial designer and model maker until 1984, when he set up his own design studio and workshop. Two years later he launched a series of shelves for the Milan Furniture Fair and in 1991 he designed the Balzac Armchair. It was first received with circumspect curiosity but has since become a modern classic. Hilton’s key belief is that the design process is part of the evolution of any object through history, rather than being a fashion that comes and goes. He takes pleasure in finding adaptable solutions to fit today's domestic spaces, always designing with the end user in mind. Hilton’s inspiration comes from long-established furniture forms and he aims to update and reinvent those forms, while always looking ahead to the future. With each new material, new manufacturer or style, Hilton has learned from each piece he has designed. “All of my pieces are loaded with meaning and memory and are very personal to me,” says the designer. He is now regarded as one of Britain’s most esteemed industrial designers, Hilton’s furniture is displayed in permanent collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Geffrye Museum and the Manchester City Art Gallery. Hilton’s Cross Extension Table won the annual Elle Decoration Design Award for Best in Furniture in 2006. Awards that pay tribute to his advanced wood manufacturing techniques, his sense of proportion, scale and functionality.
A unique and contemporary piece of furniture designed by Matthew Hilton for Case Furniture. The table is practical and the compact size makes it ideal for rooms where space is not abundant. The joining of the glass panels at right angles gives the table a sharp distinct and warm effect as the translucent panels overlay darken the shades. It features a top and base panel with curved edges complemented by tempered glass, giving a high level of durability to withstand the demands of home living. The tempered glass also adds delicacy to the design, making it not only lovely for the home but also good for hotels or bars. It is therefore a long lasting piece of furniture, with a timeless aesthetic which will date beautifully.
Aside from appearance, it creates a large amount of storage space thanks to its smart design. A division inside, caused by the right angles within the design, can be used to store a mix of objects or books.
This bar stool was designed by Terence Woodgate and John Barnard for CASE FURNITURE. It is, as it stands, an engineering accomplishment as well as an example of simple but effective design. Using lightweight materials, the stool only weighs 10kg/22lbs but is still complex in its design construction. Soft, warm leather is paired with elegant industrial stainless steel tripod legs and soft tan leather seat perfectly balancing on top where the legs meet. "The design is a blend of precision engineering and minimal design" said Woodgate. "The concept for the rotating stool came about after seeing the neat rectangular stainless steel section tube. We realised that it would work really well structurally and aesthetically as the legs for a stool. We then set about designing a simple bearing based on PTFE discs. A leather upholstered injection moulded foam seat pad make a beautiful contrast to the brushed stainless steel."
This armchair was the result of a challenge that designer Robin Day took on to create a chair with the simplest form. It is named after the street Robin and Lucienne Day moved to in 1999, 21 West Street, and was taken on by Case Furniture as a simple desk or occasional chair.
From as early as the 1980s, Day had been working on an armchair based on the form of a cube. And so the armchair is based on that uncomplicated cube formation. The solid wood frame has two upholstered leather pads that act as the seat and the back with the back pad angled slightly for extra comfort. It is great as a desk chair or occasional armchair.
This side table was designed by Matthew Hilton for Case Furniture. The table is crafted from solid wood and has a base with a chamfered edge detail. It is finished with a clear lacquer which allows the natural warmth of the wood to come through and requires minimal maintenance. The compact footprint and minimal silhouette makes this table ideal for small spaces in which it can just slide into, echoes the elegance of Hilton’s Cross Range and pairs well with the other sofas and armchairs in the designer’s collection.
Designed by Patricia Perez for Case Furniture, this lamp is named for a small, empty lighthouse in the designer's hometown of Santander. The lighthouse's namesake also mirrors its function, with the portable rechargeable lamp featuring a central rotating disc that allows the light source to be aimed in whichever direction the user pleases — perfect for a number of settings. Supplied with an USB cable.
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