Behind The Design

Set in Stone: Exclusive Tom Dixon

The second part in our series focusing on Tom Dixon’s latest collection, this week we’re lusting over the glamorous Stone range.  Carved from semi-precious Morwad marble, each piece is finished with polished brass elements that beautifully catch the light to create a luxurious contrast to the stone. Additions to the homeware collection include a series of slender candle holders and serveware, […]

Back to the Future: the Retro Tech trend

As the saying goes “things ain’t what they used to be”, but that’s not stopping a new wave of designers from looking to the past for inspiration as the Retro Tech trend proves. From turntables to televisions (such as the Samsung Serif pictured above), many of the year’s most hotly anticipated gadgets have something of a nostalgic feel mixing cutting […]

First glimpse of Tom Dixon SS16

The master of materialism, Tom Dixon returns with a stunning new collection exclusive to Heal’s. Inspired by the effect of petrol spills on a rainy day, Warp is a collection of distorted vessels each finished in an iridescent glaze. Mouth blown glass is squashed and deformed to create the unusual profile of each piece before […]

Strike a pose: on set with oki-ni

For their SS16 lookbook, mens fashion retailer oki-ni looked to Heal’s to provide some designer props in-keeping with the brands sharp aesthetic. Shot on location in an East London gallery, the global style leaders sought to reflect the minimal lines of the space through the beautiful edit of clothing alongside elements of modern design. With Heal’s collections at their disposal, […]

Jump for YOY!

The latest creation from lighting pioneers Innermost, the YOY table lamp takes shadeless design to a whole new level. Designed in Tokyo by Naoki Ono and Yuki Yamamoto, better known as studio YOY, this off the wall LED light was unveiled at the MoMA in New York last year and is now being sold within select stores in […]

Go with the Flow: new from Tomoko Azumi

Designed by Tomoko Azumi for furniture brand Ercol, the Flow Chair marries eastern minimalism and British craft. An exclusive new design for Heal’s, this smooth beech wood chair features a distinctive profile that looks at home within our Ercol showroom alongside key designs such as the Romana Table (pictured above). Utilising traditional steam bending processes, Japanese designer Tomoko Azumi has […]

The Perfect Package: New Look Vitra

For Vitra’s new range of packaging, Swedish based design firm BVD have perfectly captured the interior specialist’s simple yet striking collection. Taking a minimal approach to the design process, the bold range of graphics clear away the clutter favouring instead bright block prints set against environmentally friendly recycled cardboard. From the Eames Hang It All coat […]

The 10 Best Designs of 2015

  December wouldn’t be quite the same without a best of list, and what a year it’s been for design. From the biggest Heal’s Modern Craft Market yet to the launch of our new Queens store on London’s Westbourne Grove, it’s safe to say we’ve had a busy schedule. So before we jump headlong into […]

Happy Birthday Isamu Noguchi!

Today marks what would have been the 111th birthday of one of Japan’s most celebrated designers, Isamu Noguchi. Working across multiple fields including sculpture, painting, industrial and landscape design, many of his designs remain mainstays of modern interiors thanks to their timeless mix of Japanese minimalism and Mid-century form. Despite being first developed in 1939, […]

Heal’s Discovers: Jonathan Lane-Smith

Now in its eleventh year, Heal’s Discovers provides a unique showcase to exciting, emerging design talent. This year’s bumper crop is no exception with a host of unique designs to suit every aspect of the home. While visitors to Heal’s will have seen the designs on display, we thought it would be a good idea […]

The 50,000 Year Old Table

Throughout our long history, Heal’s has taken great care to source the finest quality timbers. Yet nothing could quite prepare us for the magnitude that was the Kauri. Carved from prehistoric trees that are native to New Zealand, each piece has been perfectly preserved under peat swamps for 50,000 years before being lovingly carved into […]