Now in its twelfth year, Heal’s Discovers promotes the work of innovative and emerging design talent by providing a platform on which to showcase their skills and creativity.
This year’s winners, with their winning designs under the Home Office theme, are Tim Summers, with his compact fold out Flip Desk, Ola Studio, whose range of stationery is inspired by Heal’s archive designs and the famous Cecil Brewer staircase and Will Baugh, with his Bracket office tidy. Having worked closely with Heal’s product and design team each will launch their exclusive designs as part of this year’s London Design Festival (17-25th September 2016) before they go on sale in store.
As a recent graduate, Tim Summers’ Flip Desk originated from a live project that Heal’s collaborated on with the Furniture and Product BA at the Cass Faculty of Art and Design. Tim’s Flip Desk creates a solution for smaller homes in urban areas.
Will Baugh designs innovative products, inspired by a fascination of industrial mechanism and traditional manufacturing processes. His winning collection consists of a set of folded steel brackets, for use in a home office environment to store documents, notebooks and stationary.
The Ola Studio ethos is to create beautiful, balanced and thoughtfully designed everyday items. Ola Studio’s winning collection features a pattern inspired by the shapes and forms cast by the specially commissioned Bocci chandelier in the Cecil Brewer staircase and illustrations of the Heal’s Cat, both iconic features of the Heal’s flagship store on Tottenham Court Road.