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Iconic Design: Our Pick Of The Heals 100

Posted on May 26, 2017 by

Showcasing one hundred design icons past and present, The Heals 100 is a fascinating and informative edit of pieces sold at Heals throughout the past century. Curated by Magnus Englund, founder and director of Skandium, each of the thoughtfully selected pieces carry their own unique story and with it a significant role in shaping contemporary design in Britain. Read as the Warehouse Home team share 7 of our favourite pieces featuring in this celebration of design.

Pioneering Anglepoise’ constant spring technology, the best-selling Original 1227 is a true icon of British design

Pioneering Anglepoise’ constant spring technology, the best-selling Original 1227 is a true icon of British design
Image courtesy of Anglepoise

1. Original 1227 Brass Desk Lamp by Anglepoise

An icon of British design, the recognisable silhouette of the Anglepoise Original 1227 desk lamp was first introduced in 1934.

Original 1227 Brass Desk Lamp in Deep Slate or Dusty Blue, £250, Heals 

Authentic brass detailing and heritage inspired colours lend a mid-century tone to this iconic design

Authentic brass detailing and heritage inspired colours lend a mid-century tone to this iconic design
Image courtesy of Heals

2. Series 7 Chair by Arne Jacobson for Fritz Hansen

Ubiquitous and enduring in design, the best-selling Fritz Hansen Series 7 Chair by Arne Jacobsen is a truly timeless piece.

Series 7 Chair in Walnut, £503, Heals

Flowing form is defined by tubular steel legs in a celebration of modernist industrial-inspired design

Flowing form is defined by tubular steel legs in a celebration of modernist industrial-inspired design
Image courtesy of Heals

3. Wallis 3 Seater Sofa by Russell Pinch for Heals

A modern design reminiscent of classic forms, the Wallis Sofa was born of an exciting collaboration between Heals and acclaimed British designer, Russell Pinch.

Wallis 3 Seater Sofa, from £1,899, Heals

The work of Russell Pinch is a celebration of shape, form and an emotional connection with materials

The work of Russell Pinch is a celebration of shape, form and an emotional connection with materials
Image courtesy of Heals

4. Melt Pendant Light by Tom Dixon

A collaboration between Tom Dixon and Swedish design collective FRONT, the molten form of the Melt pendant captures perfectly the organic shapes produced during traditional glass blowing.

Melt Pendant Light in Gold, from £420, Heals

The unusual and striking silhouette of the Melt pendant is also available as a mini pendant, table and floor lamp

The unusual and striking silhouette of the Melt pendant is also available as a mini pendant, table and floor lamp
Image courtesy of Heals

5. Oak and Hazel Sideboard by Sebastian Cox for Heals

Award-winning designer-maker Sebastian Cox places the utmost importance on developing pieces that use locally sourced hardwood and age-old techniques, while also incorporating a contemporary aesthetic.

Oak and Hazel Sideboard, £1,499, Heals

This modern sideboard is made from Kentish solid quarter-sawn English oak and coppiced woven hazel. Meet designer and craftsman Sebastian Cox in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

This modern sideboard is made from Kentish solid quarter-sawn English oak and coppiced woven hazel
Image courtesy of Heals

6. Isokon Penguin Donkey MK1 by Egon Riss

First designed as a gift for the creator of Penguin Books, iconic plywood designs, such as the Isokon Penguin Donkey, have been in production for over 70 years.

Isokon Penguin Donkey MK1, Price upon request, Heals

Following the invasion of Estonia during the second World War, production of the original MK1 design ceased until it was later revived in the 1980s

Following the invasion of Estonia during the second World War, production of the original MK1 design ceased until it was later revived in the 1980s
Image courtesy of Heals

7. Eames DAR Armchair by Vitra

A true icon, the DAR Chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra represents the playful functionality of mid-century American design.

Eames DAR Armchair, £319, Heals

This revisited model of the original 1950s production is available in an enormity of colours and variations

This revisited model of the original 1950s production is available in an enormity of colours and variations
Image courtesy of Heals

To experience the collection in full, we suggest a visit to the Heals building on Tottenham Court Road (8th May – 11th June).

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