Grown In Britain by Sebastian Cox

Furniture designer Sebastian Cox discusses why we need to start using British wood. “The summer is over, and autumn’s here. Looking back, my favourite thing about the summer is the seasonal British-grown food I wait all year to eat – asparagus, strawberries, tomatoes and cherries top my list. I admit, I might very occasionally buy […]

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 […]

40 Years of Togo

Designed by Michel Ducaroy and released in 1973, Ligne Roset’s Togo sofa celebrates its 40th birthday this year. We asked the brand’s creative director, Michel Roset, to explain what makes this iconic design so timeless and unique. Why do you think the Togo has been such an enduring success? When Togo was created in 1973 […]

Balzac: 20 Years of Craftsmanship

The Balzac armchair is probably one of the most important pieces of furniture of the last twenty years. Permanently exhibited at London’s V&A museum, the chair’s reputation for innovative design is known the world over. Designed by Matthew Hilton and created by furniture manufacturers SCP, the Balzac was born out of Hilton’s observations on the […]

A Blue Plaque For Sir Ambrose Heal

We are happy to hear that furniture designer Sir Ambrose Heal has been commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque at the Fives Court, Moss Lane in Pinner – his residence when he first began influencing the designs at Heal’s.   The prestigious plaque was unveiled on February 27th at 2.30pm by Sir Ambrose’s grandson, […]