Refectory is a monastic, utilitarian, and robust extending table with a pragmatic, functional design that embraces the passage of time. A very tough yet elegant table in solid timber. Rather than conventional extension mechanisms, the table makes innovative use of linear guides - normally used for accurate and smooth movement of machine components - enabling quiet, maintenance-free operation. The solid wood extension leaves are stored inside the tabletop when not in use.
Matthew Hilton is an esteemed British designer whose eponymous product line expresses the technical knowledge and clarity of vision gained over three decades in the industry. Utilising robust materials that improve with the mark of age, Matthew Hilton creates timelessly beautiful, exceedingly functional products that are rigorously engineered. Every view of a design is valued equally, every aspect carefully considered, allowing for a sense of appreciation over time as new details are discovered.