The Stanley sofas and armchair are the perfect combination of sharp lines and soft upholstery. The range has a mid-Century modern design, which recalls the clean-lined aesthetic of the 1950s and ’60s. Combining the light oak finish with the dark leathers creates a bold, graphic statement, where the cream leather is contemporary and bright.
Designed by Matthew Hilton, both the sofas and armchair have a solid oak frame, which gently tapers towards the back, while the low arms and soft leather upholstered cushions make the pieces both aesthetically pleasing and also comfortable.
As is often the way with design movements, the name ‘mid-century modern’ was actually coined well after the period to which it refers. Cara Greenberg claimed that she ‘just made up’ the phrase for the title of her 1983 book Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s – a celebration of “the wonders of boomerang-shaped coffee tables, the funky curvaceousness of biomorphic furniture and the industrial sleekness of cool metals”.