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 […]

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 […]