Behind The Design

Heal’s Discovers 2017: Meet the designers

A key part of Heal’s heritage has been partnering with independent designers to bring customers well-made and good quality design – be they well-established or newly discovered names. Heal’s Discovers does just that. Now in its 13th year, the initiative aims to provide a platform for emerging design talent to showcase their skills and creativity. […]

Our five most cherished Ercol designs

Ercol emerged in the post war era with a passion for creating furniture that was both well-designed and well-made. Nearly 70 years later the brand’s design icons are still as stylish today as they were in the 1950s and its long-lasting reputation for creating pieces that stand the test of time is what sets it […]

Love in triangles: the Bloomsbury Group

Speaking on the Bloomsbury Group, the writer Dorothy Parker famously quipped that they “lived in squares, painted in circles and loved in triangles”. Over a century on and their liberal approach to love, life and the arts continues to make genteel society go hot under the collar. Yet, for all the TV dramas and notes […]

Behind the design: London’s iconic Isokon building

From design studio to architectural masterpiece to gallery, Isokon is one the most treasured examples of modernism in Britain. In curating the Heal’s 100 exhibition, Director of the Isokon Gallery Trust Magnus Englund has uncovered the close bonds between the design group and Heal’s that together tell a fascinating story of the development of British […]

Made in London: Goldfinger Factory

Bringing the Midas touch to unwanted furniture, Goldfinger Factory is an innovative social enterprise that provides a platform for designers, makers and education on all things craft. For our Heal’s Modern Craft Market: Made in London, they bring their award-winning West London workshop to our flagship store with a host of beautifully crafted and unique […]

Behind the Design: Victoria Armchair

Based on an antique piece, the Victoria Armchair is a refined take on traditional design. The armchair adds modern proportions to the original, with deep button cushioning, scrolled arms and traditionally turned beech legs in keeping with the character of the piece. Shown here in Emin Red Coral upholstery, the Victoria is limited to just […]

Mix it up with Mix & Match lamps

Looking for a lamp like no other? Let us enlighten you with our new Mix & Match lighting collection. Handmade in Suffolk for Heal’s, our bespoke collection of Shades & Bases are designed to be personalised letting you create a unique light that is truly tailored to your interior style. First, choose your shade from over 130 […]

Making waves with Moroso

Italian design house Moroso is truly a force to be reckoned with. Known for its daring spirit, the brand has been making waves at Heal’s since their introduction as part of our Designer Collections last year and is celebrated in this tidal inspired editorial shoot from Heal’s in-house stylist Kevin Torre and photographer Victoria Erdelevskaya. A family run business since […]

Introducing… 1882 Ltd.

Founded in 2011 by father and daughter duo Christopher and Emily Johnson, 1882 Ltd. are saviours of the British ceramics industry. Their entire collection is made using centuries-old traditions in Stoke on Trent, better known as one of the “Five Towns” that make up the Staffordshire Potteries – the traditional heartland of Britain’s fine China industry. […]

Behind the design: Pendel Sofa by PINCH

We at Heal’s have always said that upholstery is an art in itself and it seems the folks over at PINCH design would agree. Launching as part of our Spring / Summer 17 collections, for the first time their Pendel two seater sofa is available in exclusive ‘Nympheus’ fabric from GP & J Baker, first designed by legendary British artist William […]