In The Studio

In the studio: Russell Pinch & Oona Bannon

PINCH us, we must be dreaming! At least that was our thought upon arriving at Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon’s studio, workshop and showroom in sunny south London (Clapham North to be precise). For this is truly a furniture lovers paradise, packed full to the rafters with much loved and brand new PINCH pieces many […]

In the studio: Anna Laurini

One of the “faces” of London’s street art scene, we caught up with artist Anna Laurini to talk graffiti, Fornasetti and her latest exhibition at Heal’s Edizioni Italiane. Born in Milan, Anna is well travelled having studied at studied at Central Saint Martins alongside regular jaunts to New York. The one constant throughout this journey […]

In the Studio: Laura Spring

To celebrate the launch of her new limited edition tea towels, we read into the small print with designer and screen printing specialist Laura Spring at her Glasgow studio. New for AW16, Laura’s collection of exclusive tea towels bring her trademark blend of geometric pattern, eclectic palette and screen printed aesthetic to Heal’s. Each of these […]

In The Studio: Tori Murphy

  For this week’s #TextileTuesday we’re off to Nottingham to meet textile designer Tori Murphy weave her magic in her studio. Bringing a sartorial touch to home accessories, Tori Murphy began her career working for a number of fashion houses in Milan before founding her own textile business in 2012. Since then she has continued […]

In The Studio: Jay & Co

In the build up to his series of workshops at Heal’s, we caught up with Jay & Co to get the inside story of his fresh approach to furniture restoration. Breathing new life into vintage furniture, Jay has garnered plenty of praise from the press and design fans alike not only for his quirky style […]

In The Studio: Mia Sarosi

Having recently launched her new collection of handmade ceramics in-store and online, we caught up with Mia Sarosi at her Oxfordshire studio to discuss the inspiration behind her eclectic collectables. Mia is no stranger to Heal’s with her Snowy Robin range a feature of the Collectables section of our flagship store for over a year […]

In the Studio: Katie Charleson OF K//M//J//C

Artworks in their own right, Katie Charleson’s vibrant prints evoke the wild style of post-modern design. Having recently launched her exclusive range of hand printed tea towels at Heal’s, we caught up with the designer at her South London studio to discuss her colourful collage aesthetic and see the finishing touches being made to the […]

Step by step: ceramics by CSWA_

In anticipation of her upcoming demo in-store, we get a master class in pot making from modern ceramicists CSWA_. Edinburgh based CSWA_ was set up by Carmel Wilkinson-Ayre in 2015 shortly after graduating from university. From fashion to photography, an eclectic range of influences inform the palette used to create her range of minimally styled […]

In the Studio: Adam Frew

Following his short residency throwing pots live in store for Design Ireland, we caught up with ceramicist Adam Frew to discuss the inspiration behind his contemporary approach to craft. Based in Portstewart on the north coast of Northern Ireland, Adam creates handmade ceramic homewares that are functional with a subtle abstract flair. Recreating his studio in the […]

In The Studio: Catherine MacGruer

We’re heading up to the Highlands of Scotland this week to watch textile designer Catherine MacGruer knit her latest line of abstract cushions and throws for Heal’s. Balancing craft and new technologies, each design starts out as a series of deconstructed collages before it is reworked into a beautiful knitted accessory from super fine merino wool. To find […]

In The Studio: Safomasi

No river too deep, no mountain too high, for this week’s In The Studio we’re jet-setting to India to visit textile designers Safomasi at their New Delhi print house. Ok, so we may not have flown half way around the world just for a cup of tea and a catch up but we did manage the next best thing […]

In The Studio: TedWood

This week we’re taking a trip to the Sussex forest to talk shop with Ted Jefferis’,  the brains and brawn behind design studio TedWood. While his quirky style of design goes against the grain, Ted is a big believer in traditional craftsmanship and the use of naturally sourced British solid woods. Having made a name for himself at last year’s […]