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08 Jul

Heal’s Discovers, Heal’s Autumn/Winter preview collection


As promised, here is Heal’s Autumn/Winter collection and the annual Heal’s Discovers preview which showcases exclusive collaboration with new design talents.

Heals-Discovers- AW-2013 What caught my eye when I entered the room was the hand-blown glass lighting by Rothschild & Bickers, one of only a few glassworks still active in the U.K.  Each piece is an original, free-blown with its own tiny irregularities. I am liking its delicate hues, curves and the mix of materials used in its creation.

The lights, created in collaboration with Heal’s lighting buyer, Lucio Longoni, apparently takes inspiration from all periods of design history, from the Arts and craft movement to the bubble-like Retro styles.


This futuristic piece is called Diamond and is designed by London based Joss Barton. It has been laser cut from a thin sheet of stainless steel, then hand folded. The triangulated stress lines of the metal around the central band interacts with the light source to create a stunning visual effect.


These Scandinavian style powder coated metal pendants also caught my attention. They evoke that sense of a relaxed coastal lifestyle. The canary yellow is my favourite.


When we met Jake Phipps, best known for his Jeeves and Wooster lighting for Innermost, he asked us to guess what the above shiny stools’ design were based upon. Needless to say, I failed. It’s based on a shell casing.

He told us that he wanted to design a stool that was easy to pick up, so drew a tubular shape with a 360 degree indentation at the top, this reminded him of the empty shell casing and so the design was borne.

They also come in a silver finish. The perfect ‘bling’ factor to any interior.

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The table lamp by DeGross Design & Innovation is more than meets the eye. Look closer and you will notice that it is made from a recycled glass bottle. This collection came about when the designers found a series of discarded pharmaceutical bottles behind their studio. Now all the bottles used have been sourced from waste management companies.

The desk above made of coppiced hazel and oak is by Sebastian Cox.


Those who follow me on Instagram, know that I am a huge fan of Marimekko, so I was  delighted to get a sneak peek of its new season collection. I’m loving the graduated colour tones and the bold black strokes.



What do you think of the new design?


This Race DA6 wingback sofa is based on an archive Heal’s design by Ernest Race from 1964. The shape and silhouette of this piece is so elegant. The soft furnishings displayed perfectly compliment its natural coloured upholstery.

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Talking about soft furnishings, these beautiful blankets, which include designs by Eleanor Pritchard, were a great display of patterns and colours. All part of Heal’s extensive new collection.

Heals-AW-2013 There was also vast range of new season home accessories such as these wooden apples by loglike.

I was glad it was only a press preview and not a shopping day, otherwise I would have surely done damage to the bank account.

I hope you have enjoyed this post. Wishing you a lovely week. x

  1. I’ve never seen glass lamps with tassels, what a gorgeous combination and the colours are beautiful. Cute new range by Marrimeko – loving the teapot! Have a lovely weekend Geraldine! Mel x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      I love the combination of textures, glass and trimmings too. Have a great weekend Mel xx

  2. I thought it was a fantastic press event, Geraldine! Your write up is spot-on and you picked out some great pieces. Of course, I was enamoured with Out of The Dark’s colourful updates to their retro finds. Hope you are well! x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thanks Will, I am well. Out of the dark is doing such great work, beautiful vibrant colours. Loving your images for Martha stewart by the way. x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      The apples are great aren’t they? I may get one too. Have a lovely day Nomita x

  3. Sadly, I didn’t make it to the Heal’s preview so really enjoying this peek preview! Loving the new Marimekko collection. Have a lovely sunshiny day! xxx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      I’m loving the new Marimekko collection too. Have a lovely week to you too Toni. xx

  4. I’m in love with these first two lamps you’ve shown in your post! The round bulbs in the soft hues are so pretty, they almost look like transparant fragile radishes, they are so cute!! 🙂 Sounds funny how I compare them but they are gorgeous!
    Have a great rest of the week and big hugs to you,
    Inge x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Great comparisons Inge, I can see what you mean 😉 Have a good week too lovely x

  5. What a nice recap, Geraldine! I really like the Diamond designed by Joss Barton and the colorful matchboxes. And those new Marimekko cups… so pretty! It seems like watercolor is so “now”, very nice 🙂 Have a lovely Friday and a nice weekend!

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Hi Judith, those Marimekko mugs are on my shopping list – not sure i need more mugs though 😉 Have a lovely week xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      On my want list too, as if I need more mugs 😉 Happy week Gudy xx

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