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Kirsty Whyte graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2003 with a degree in Decorative Arts. After four years spent working in retail Whyte set up her design brand Purewhyte in 2008. Now based in East London, her range of products includes furniture, lighting and homewares.
Whyte has designed two products exclusively for the Heal's Discovers range. Reinventing the nest of tables might seem an ambitious goal, but Twist succeeds in putting a fresh spin on this classic space-saving concept. Not only do the solid oak tables with white powder-coated aluminium legs swivel round to form an interconnected chain, they can also be pulled apart and used separately. 'One leg of each of the smaller tables is tubular so the leg of the larger table slides into it,' Whyte explains. 'I'm really interested in modular designs that have a kinetic element. I love the idea of people being able to move a product around to suit their own personal needs.'
The same theory applies to Nesting, Whyte's other Heal's Discovers design, a modular candlestick you can pull apart and reassemble to create your own customised centrepiece – an idea she came up with while playing around with OXO cubes. 'Just to be associated with the Heal's name is amazing,' she says. 'It's a great launching platform for any young designer.'
View the full range of Kirsty Whyte products available at Heal's.