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Heal's launches Autumn/Winter 2014 furniture collections

British high-street brand Heal's has released its latest furniture collections, with the themes Future Craft, Modern British and Industrial Chic.

Heal's noticed a growing consumer demand for hand-crafted items and has introduced a collection entitled Future Craft, featuring pieces that adapt traditional techniques for contemporary furniture design.

Heal's launches three furniture collections for Autumn Winter 2014
This image: Koji table and chair from the Future Craft collection. Main image: Whitstable furniture range from the Modern British

This range has been created in collaboration with a range of designer-makers, and combines craftsmanship and quality materials with the latest technologies and design innovations.

It includes Rick Tegelaar's Constructed Surface Table, which uses waste plywood offcuts to create a herringbone dining table with finely sanded edges.

"Future Craft is certainly something that is emerging within furniture, and also in society; people are interested in the way that a product is made and actually crafted, and we are using those techniques in contemporary designs," said Heal's product and design manager Kirsty Whyte.

Heal's launches three furniture collections for Autumn Winter 2014
Deconstructed Windsor by William Warren from the Modern British collection

The Industrial Chic collection is a refined take on the raw finishes of recent years, creating what Heal's describe as a "rough-luxe look." The range consists of products made from urban materials like metal, concrete and glass, softened with elements in natural wood.

New additions to the Heal's own-brand light series Junction include powder-coated metal pipes and an exposed bulb.

Finally, the Modern British collection draws on classic Windsor forms and Welsh-stick stools, maintaining the traditional manufacturing techniques associated with this style.

Heal's launches three furniture collections for Autumn Winter 2014
Abacus bedroom collection and Junction lighting from the Industrial Chic collection

The Risborough chair, part of this collection, is a result of a Heal's collaboration with iconic British furniture maker Ercol.

Made in solid oak, Risborough is an adaption of the Windsor chair design made using traditional manufacturing techniques to craft the dovetail joints and turned spindles on the headboard.

Heal's launches three furniture collections for Autumn Winter 2014
Nordic bedroom range from Future Craft collection

"The Modern British collection takes the Windsor aesthetic to a new level, looking at different materials and construction, and using different techniques within that construction," said senior furniture buyer Campbell Thompson.

The collections will hit Heal's stores later this year.