Sunday, 13 April 2014

launch...




heals s/s14 home collection...

Would you believe that Heals began trading as bed-makers in 1810, 
started by John Harris Heal in Rathbone Place, London
 and subsequently five generations leading at the helm. 

In 1818 the store moved into 203 Tottenham Court Road, 
then the centre of Regency London's furniture trade, 
offering its customers the opportunity
 to view the mattresses being hand-stitched
 and constructed in the feather dressing mill behind the store. 

It was John Harris Heal Junior who oversaw
 the construction of the purpose built shop at 196-198 Tottenham Court Road, 
then the largest department store in London
 and where the store remains to this day. 

Heal's foray into furniture design and retailing
 began with Sir Ambrose Heal in the mid 1890s
 and the rest, as they say, is history...

There's a fascinating insight into
 all 5 generations of the Heals family,
 on the wonderful heritage page on the Heal's website. 

Back to today, and a few of my favourite
 stunning shots from the new S/S 14 range for you to enjoy!

heals s/s14, trend-daily blog, caroline davis

heals s/s14, trend-daily blog, caroline davis

heals s/s14, trend-daily blog, caroline davis

heals s/s14, trend-daily blog, caroline davis

heals s/s14, trend-daily blog, caroline davis

heals s/s14, trend-daily blog, caroline davis

heals s/s14, trend-daily blog, caroline davis


8 comments:

  1. I love hearing about long standing companies, staying within the family for generations... I'd take that table, second image from the top please! xx

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    1. Yes me too Mel-their story is just wonderful-we need to support family companies like these! xx

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  2. As someoen who is not from the UK, I only heard of Heal's when I started blogging about interior design. Ever since I was really smitten by their great images for their campaigns - always beautifully styled and very spot on regarding what is currently trending or popular among design interested folks. The S/S 2014 images are one more proof of their good work. Thanks for sharing, Caroline!

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    1. They just get it so right don't they Igor! Thanks a million for stopping by and commenting when you're SO busy :-)

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  3. The history and longevity is really amazing. Heals is always on trend and has never failed to deliver in the 30 years I've gone there... thanks lovely, see you tomorrow x

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    1. It's just a wonderful place isn't it lovely-so FAB to see you last night xx

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  4. AH-mazing stuff - they decided to shut down the Heals (concession) shop here in Cph - a bleak day for design lovers like me :)
    HAPPY Easter lovely Caroline
    Axxx

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  5. It looks terrific, you are having gorgeous labels and designs over there! The rocking armchair is my favorite, it has a rustic touch yet such a fresh organic shape I could see it combined with any style. xx

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