Kirsty Whyte, Heal’s Product & Design Manager, describes some of the delights in store for shoppers this spring.
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“We always keep our core products and materials, then add seasonal injections of colour or eye-catching materials. One of the things we have been focusing on for this spring is storage in natural timber finishes. The Check range tweaks a previous design for today’s modern home, using the beautiful wood grain for pattern.
Our home and textiles departments are where we introduce the new season’s colours, such as deep blues. There’s always something new and exciting in lighting too. Take the Marney pendant lights in a hand marbled finish and the Rialto grooved pendant. Two new classics for the home.
My favourite pieces…
It is always so hard to choose, but these are my top three. The Pinner Four-poster Bed in Atlantic Blue. I think it really epitomises Heal’s. It’s a traditional design with a simple profi le and mature but modern colour. The Flow chair by Tomoko Azumi for Ercol is a new steam-bent chair that’s beautiful from every angle. And finally, the Tequila Jug by Ichendorf. My design background is in glass and I love this.
…and the season’s must-have
Our Stipo Range, designed by Sarah Kay and Chris Eckersley, is really clever modular storage. The customer can mix, match and stack the units as they want. There are two bases and four storage options, including a bureau with a fold-away door to hide your clutter.”
Kirsty’s hot tip for a quick home make-over
“When it comes to changing interiors, colour is a quick and affordable win. Keep a stable item like a grey sofa, but brighten it up with cushions and throws. It’s amazing what a difference it makes.”