Heard launches own gallery

Heard Creative is launching its own design gallery in a bid to champion new product, print and furniture design by showcasing the work of up-and-coming talent.

The Heard Gallery, situated at Heard Creative’s new offices in London’s Clapham, opens its doors to the public on 2 May with a debut exhibition called Brand Spanking New.

The show will feature a dynamic collection of designs, including Sam Boex’s Pencil Bench and signed copies of Clapham resident Vivienne Westwood’s limited edition book Opus. Most of the exhibits will be for sale and can be commissioned to individual specifications through the gallery.

Heard Creative founder Tim Heard says, ‘The aim of the Heard Gallery is to celebrate and champion exceptional, new and established design talent from diverse disciplines, in an intimate but commercial environment.’

Also making an appearance are original Anglepoise lights by Anthony Dickens, a hall stand by Nick Fraser, chairs by Julian Mayor, wireless audio speakers by Ben Parfitt, limited edition rings by Katie Rowland at Ring Leader and Here Hooks by Richard Shed.

The consultancy has brought on board Vicky Spaven to manage the exhibitions, which will change once every six weeks.

‘The idea is to also provide a shop window to our studio,’ explains Heard Creative brand director Gillian Campbell. ‘There are so many design consultancies – it gives us differentiation.’

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