Behind The Design

The Japanese Aesthetic: What makes it so special?

The Heal’s Modern Craft Market is back and this year our focus is on the exquisite crafts from the ancient Japanese city of Gifu. Delicate and expertly-made crafts have been synonymous with Japan for centuries, and today there is still the same emphasis on intricacy, legacy and tradition. Our celebration of Japanese crafts aims to […]

International Women’s Day: Female Designers at Heal’s

This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the talented female designers that have shaped and influenced the Heal’s collection. We’ve always been passionate about championing women in design; our Spaces campaign in September last year brought together some of London’s most pioneering women to celebrate the creative spaces in which they work, and we recently awarded Eleanor […]

Behind the Collection: Heal’s SS19

Our new collection for Spring/Summer 2019 has arrived at Heal’s. This season we’ve been inspired by the simplicity of Japanese design as well as colourful, characterful pieces that encourage you to explore your creative side. Having visited the major design shows across Europe, our buyers developed two collections based on the key colours and trends […]

Remembering Florence Knoll Bassett

  Florence Knoll Bassett, design pioneer and the ‘guiding light’ of Knoll, sadly passed away on January 25th 2019 at the age of 101. Her designs for Knoll have been a key part of the Heal’s offering for many years and her influence on the brand’s direction is undeniable. In our latest blog we take […]

Bring Back the Dining Table

What does dinnertime look like in your house? Do you all sit around the table and chat about your day, or are you all on the sofa, plates perched on your laps, as you eat? If the second scenario sounds familiar, you’re not alone. More of us are living busier lives, largely thanks to smartphones […]

The Heal’s Trend Report 2019: Materials

Materials are the building blocks of design, forming our most loved and most iconic pieces of furniture. A large part of what makes a design popular is the materials that it is made of. While many materials have lasting appeal, there are recognisable trends to what we choose to use in our homes. For example, […]

Heal’s Discovers 2018: Meet the Designers

Now in it’s 14th year, Heal’s Discovers promotes the work of innovative and emerging design talent by providing a platform on which to showcase their skills and creativity. Launching as part of London Design Festival, this year’s designers have pushed the boundaries of creativty by working with materials in new ways and forming solutions to […]