Heal’s unveils new look at London Design Festival

This year’s London Design Festival will witness the grand unveiling of Heal’s recent transformation.

The housewares retail chain’s flagship on Tottenham Court Road in the capital is throwing open its doors to new departments, exclusive new products, designer collaborations and the installation of a 64-arm Bocci chandelier.

On the evening of Wednesday September 18 from 6pm to 9pm, the store will host a London Design Festival Party to celebrate ‘the city’s creativity and the transformation of its store’.

Highlights include new names joining the Heal’s Discovers initiative. This Autumn, three more designers are making their debut, working around the themes of sustainability and contemporarycraftsmanship. Ian Archer, Sebastian Cox and Matthew Elton have all created exclusive lines.

Heal’s also has a history of collaborating with some of the world’s most influential designers, from Robin & Lucienne Day to Tom Dixon. This year’s line-up includes Lee Broom, Katie Walker, Jake Phipps and John Galvin who have joined the fold to create exclusive pieces as part of the Heal’s new Autumn collection. These award-winning designers have drawn inspiration from sources as diverse as shell casings and Chanel quilting, with unusual results.

Finally, the Cecil Brewer staircase, completed for the Heal’s building on Tottenham Court Road in 1916 by the celebrated architect, will get a facelift for the London Design Festival.

To coincide with the opening of Heal’s new Lighting Showroom, a Bocci 64-arm chandelier will be suspended from the fifth floor ceiling complementing the original features of the spiral staircase. The installation will be unveiled by Bocci’s creative director Omer Arbel at the in-store event on September 18.

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