Heal’s celebrates LDF with Philippe Starck

One of this year’s LDF highlights was the annual dinner with the designers at Heal’s, hosted by its CEO Will Hobhouse.

Held in Heal’s Tottenham Court Road store, the evening began with an intimate chair making workshop – led by design legend Philippe Starck – to celebrate the UK launch of the new furniture brand TOG. The event also coincided with the preview of Sir Kenneth Grange’s Leaning Wall system for Heal’s new home collection, Ambrose.

Guests making their own Misa Joy chairs with Philippe Starck

Guests making their own Misa Joy chairs with Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck with Ben Spriggs (Guardian Weekend) and Sarah Baldwin (Homes and Gardens)

Philippe Starck with Ben Spriggs (Guardian Weekend) and Sarah Baldwin (Homes and Gardens)

Matthew Elton (left) and Sir Kenneth Grange (right) launching Ambrose

Matthew Elton (left) and Sir Kenneth Grange (right) launching Ambrose

The evening continued with a stylish banquet in-store, at which Starck and Grange were joined by fellow designers including Matthew Hilton, William Warren and Sebastian Bergne. The dinner was also attended by an array of emerging designers who have recently collaborated with Heal’s, from Sebastian Cox and Matthew Elton, to Magnus Pettersen, Matthew Galvin and the winners of Heal’s Discovers 2014.

TOG, Ambrose and Heal’s AW14 collection are now available in-store and online.

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Dinner with the designers at Heal's

Dinner with the designers at Heal’s