Ando is a minimalist chair designed by British designer Matthew Hilton for De La Espada. The modern dining chair is characterized by its calm appearance, which impresses with its aesthetic design and personality. No element dominates the overall picture but blends harmoniously into a coherent whole.
The ergonomic backrest of the wooden chair consists of several carefully crafted pieces of wood. These have been joined together and processed so that the natural grain of the wood is highlighted – a sign of the appreciation of the material and craftsmanship.
The design of the Ando chair is the result of Matthew Hilton’s extensive expertise and clear design vision. For over four decades, his products have been known for their durability and timelessness. Hilton is always keen to use materials for his products that become more beautiful with time.
The chair is available in several types of wood, including black walnut, white oak and ash. In addition, there are various surface treatments and a choice of fabrics and leathers for the upholstery. Each chair is manufactured in De La Espada’s solar-powered production facility in Portugal, keeping with the company’s commitment to sustainability.
De La Espada, founded in 1993 by Luis De Oliveira and Fatima De La Espada, embodies creative design and excellent European craftsmanship. De La Espada’s close collaboration with selected designers – such as Matthew Hilton – underlines the company’s ambition to create furniture of timeless beauty and high functionality.
Matthew Hilton’s clear design language is represented by the Ando Chair. It exemplifies De La Espada’s commitment to sustainable production and outstanding craftsmanship.
Aesence is an independent art and design publication dedicated to minimalist aesthetics. Founded out of a deep appreciation and fascination, Aesence aims to promote awareness and appreciation of minimalism in art and design.