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 […]

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 […]

A Touch of Vintage

Providing that finishing touch to an interior scheme, vintage decorative pieces help bring a room to life. So to celebrate the diverse range of 20th century designs, we have put together a hand-picked selection of quality-made antique ceramics and glassware for display in our Tottenham Court Road antiques showroom. Many of the ceramics on show […]

In The Studio – Gemma Kay Waggett

    Working with arrangements of colour, pattern and shape, Gemma Kay Waggett creates hand-sewn, machine embroidered and screen-printed textiles. Gemma has designed a collection of luxury cushions for our Limited Edition series available in store and online.   What is the inspiration behind the cushion designs? The patterns on these cushions are derived from […]

In The Studio: Claire de Quénetain

French-born Claire de Quénetain, an MA in Printed Textiles, is known for her expression of marks and form through paintings and drawings. Claire’s new design for Heal’s 1810, Le Jardin D’ete, depicts a hand-drawn floral pattern reflecting the artist’s personal passion for the outdoors. We caught up with Claire to discuss who collection and design […]

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 […]

The Brilliance of Balenciaga

The name Cristóbal Balenciaga looms large in the history of STUA. Designing and manufacturing in their hometown of San Sebastian, the Gasca family have long been influenced by their relationship with the legendary couturier. Acting as a live mannequin for Balenciaga, Jesús Gasca’s mother would stand for hours while the designer sculpted his creations directly […]

Matthew Hilton’s Bookshelf

Innovation is no small task. So it’s no surprise that designers and craftsmen are always on the lookout for visual material to nurture their next creative breakthrough. One such example is Matthew Hilton, a mainstay of the Heal’s showroom thanks to his naturally evolving yet novel approach to design. Keen to find out where he […]