Fired Up: Lyngard Ceramics

  Nestled in the heart of the Potteries in Stoke-on-Trent, Lyngard Ceramics are continuing the areas rich cultural heritage through the production of beautiful hand-made pendant lights. Headed by Carmen Pattinson, this family run ceramicists has a long lineage of pottery that dates back over six generations. Notable ancestors include Carmen’s great grandfather who, in […]

The Mansard Gallery

  Ambrose Heal had a keen interest in fine art and his involvement with painting and drawing paralleled his development as a designer, manufacturer and retailer. That’s why it’s hardly surprising, given his interest in the relationship between art, design and commerce, he should set up a gallery at Heal’s to show the most innovative […]

Art Into Industry – The Bauhaus at Heal’s

  It’s not hard to see the effect the Bauhaus continues to have on contemporary design. Just take a look at the tubular style furniture within our showrooms. Yet the link between the influential German design school and Heal’s goes far beyond that of recent memory. Founded in 1919, the Bauhaus spearheaded a wave of […]

Heal’s Home Guard

Today (10th May) in 1941, our shop was hit by an oil bomb & incendiary bombs. The Heal’s Home Guard and workers who were staying in our basement bomb shelter managed to subdue the fires. Sadly several adjoining buildings were razed to the ground. This photo is of the Heal’s Home Guard on Alfred Mews. […]

Melt Lighting

To mark the start of the prestigious Salone Del Mobile design fair, Heal’s is launching Tom Dixon’s latest Capsule collection at the same time it goes on show in Milan. A collaboration between leading British designer Tom Dixon and Swedish design group FRONT, the Melt Pendants have a fluid form and dazzling copper finish. The […]

Bubble Lamp Factory Tour

Since their introduction in 1952, the iconic George Nelson Bubble Lamps have been made by hand in rural Michigan.  The original jigs are still used to bend the wires that make up the intricate frame for the lamps. From the forming of the wire frame to the spraying of the vinyl form, one by one, each […]

In The Studio: Augustine and Bridgland

London-based duo Danny Augustine and Adam Bridgland,  first collaborated on an exhibition in May 2014. Together, they created a collection of large mono print works exploring themes of lust and love, by painting directly onto the screen print mesh before printing. The duo has created an exclusive series of abstract, hand-painted floral prints which spans […]

In The Studio: Jesper Jensen

Made using traditional glass blowing techniques within Jesper Jensen’s Berlin studio, the glassware features the designer’s trademark hand-pinched indentation along its surface and base.We caught up with Jesper to talk about his design influences and work process. What is the inspiration behind your work? I find inspiration for the way I work, from the old […]

In The Studio: Rosie Moss

Inspired by mid-century textiles and British vernacular art, Rosie Moss has created a series of Limited Edition cushions exclusively for Heal’s. We chat to her about her inspirations and design process. What is the inspiration behind the cushion designs? For the exclusives, I was asked to design a collection with a nautical theme and I […]

The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett

Following the passing of much-loved British author Terry Pratchett, we were pleased to learn that the writer’s first book was launched within our very own showrooms. Having started his career writing children’s stories for his local newspaper, Pratchett developed a number of the characters that would feature in his first novel The Carpet People (1971). […]

Cappers Farm

Capper’s Farm was a 17th-century farmhouse behind Heal’s on Tottenham Court Road where some of the Heal’s employees lived. The farmhouse was known as Capper’s Farm from Christopher Capper who was farming the surrounding property as early as 1693. His widow died in 1739, and his daughters, Esther Capper, and Mary Booth were in occupation […]