Wood is the Healís heartland. Since the golden era of Sir Ambrose Heal (1872-1959) and his involvement with the Arts and Crafts movement, the Healís name has been synonymous with beautifully-made wooden furniture.
But while tables, chairs, beds and cabinets remain the most obvious means of displaying quality craftsmanship around your home, there are other, more unexpected ways to introduce wood into your interior design scheme.
The Scandinavian revival has once again put wood centre stage, and at Healís youíll find a number of contemporary pieces driven by the same basic beliefs of mid 20th-century modern design. The SCP Ulrick Stool by Alex Hellum, for example, is a fresh contemporary design that nods respectfully to the past.
Another is Kay + Stemmerís Stride dining table. Made from a solid piece of American oak, it was inspired by the Utility dining furniture designed by Christopher Heal in the 1950s.