Happening At Heal’s

Syjunta: Come together through craft

Syjunta is a Swedish word for a group of people getting together to sew, crochet, knit, embroider and socialise. The word ‘syjunta’ first appeard in Sweden 1857 and in the beginning and mid-20th century it was a common and easy way for women to socialise. With the emancipation of women and migration from countryside to […]

Redfining Luxury

At our Swedish event in 1974 we displayed the new Volvo 244 as an example of Swedish design at its best (see image below). In 2015 we are doing it again, this time we are one of the first places to showcase the new Volvo XC90. See it in store this week (5th – 10th […]

Swede Ease

Design writer Ellen Himelfarb reveals the quiet charm of Swedish design. “The first time I saw an all-white room was in Stockholm. In a perfectly quaint gabled house, past a lane of shops whose windows were meticulously curated, the owners hand painted the walls and wood floors an almost bluish white that faded out into […]

Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

If there’s one thing that brings Swedes together, it’s coffee. As one of the biggest coffee consumers in the world, fika, the Swedish coffee break, is an essential part of everyday life. Fika is a chance to take a break from the work routine, gather together with friends, or just spend a quiet moment alone. […]

Swedish Summer at Heal’s

This isn’t the first time Heal’s has had a Swedish event in store. In 1951 Heal’s introduced Scandinavian furniture to the UK. It was an immediate hit and several Scandi events ensued. In 1971 one particular Swedish event included a huge party including a ‘smorgsbord’ on the fourth floor, a Swedish beer cellar in the […]

Bloggers Tour London 2015

While we’re used to serving design tastemakers, it’s not every day you get eight of Europe’s best known interior bloggers all in one store. So when the Bloggers Tour rolled into our Tottenham Court flagship earlier this week with at{mine}*, we thought it only appropriate to bring some of our stylish new collections to life. […]

Heal’s wins at Homes & Gardens awards

Congratulations are in order for our very own Creative Director Carmel Allen, who snapped up ‘Retailer of the Year’ at last week’s prestigious Homes & Gardens Designer Awards 2015. Facing stiff competition in this hotly contested category, the judges remarked that our ‘More than a Store’ programme of events, workshops, talks, craft markets and parties […]

Hole & Corner In Residence

Celebrating beauty and craft is what we’re all about at Heal’s. So it’s no surprise that for our Modern Craft Market we’ve teamed up with fellow design devotees Hole & Corner. Scratching beneath the surface, our official media partner will be providing in-depth coverage of the event through live interviews with the designers on show […]

The Great Heal’s Bodging Race Final

Following a week of whittling, Sunday saw the close of our Great Heal’s Bodging Race. Transforming our windows into a working studio, 6 top designers from around the globe battled the clock to each produce a handmade chair (and not forgetting a stool) using the ancient English craft of bodging. Needless to say, we all […]

The Great Heal’s Bodging Race

Featuring 6 world-renowned designers competing live in-store, the Great Heal’s Bodging Race promises to be a unique piece of retail theatre. Putting their own modern spin on the traditional English craft of ‘bodging’, our illustrious guests will be making bespoke chairs throughout the opening week of the Heal’s Modern Craft Market. All of the one-off […]

Route To Become A Designer

If you missed our very first live google+ on air panel discussion, don’t worry, you can still watch the recorded version. The subject of our first panel discussion was ‘The Route To Become A Designer’ with the panel consisting of: Michelle Alger (Head of Home at Heal’s), Terence Woodgate, William Warren, David Steiner, Jade and […]