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Heal's & Melin Tregwynt celebrate 100 years of Welsh design & manufacture

In store talk during London Design Week will discuss the importance of British manufacturing and the current trend for buying British



This year’s London Design Festival 2012 activities from 14th-23rd September will see Heal’s and Melin Tregwynt collaborate to celebrate Melin Tregwynt’s centenary year. This celebration of 100 years of Welsh design and manufacture will be in the form of an exclusive limited edition collection of double cloth welsh wool furniture and accessories showcased with a pop-up Melin Tregwynt shop at the flagship Heal’s store at Tottenham Court Road and online.

The collection is woven in a combination of heritage and exclusive designs and colour ways by Melin Tregwynt. It features several pieces of upholstery including the iconic Balzac chair by Matthew Hilton and best selling Heal’s classics, along with coordinating home accessories, including lighting and cushions.

Melin Tregwynt first established in 1912 is still a working mill today employing over 20 people and weaving in the traditional way in a remote wooded valley on the Pembrokeshire coast. Today, still a family run business, their traditional Welsh designs are transformed with beautiful colour and innovative design. Simple in spirit, satisfying in quality and timeless in design; Heal’s is delighted to be collaborating with a company that shares a rich heritage.

To support the LDF activities an in-store talk will take place on Wednesday 19th September from 6pm. This ‘in conversation with’ will see Eifion and Amanda Griffiths, owners of Melin Tregwynt, and designer Donna Wilson discuss with Bridgette Kelly from the British Wool Marketing Board, topics including; the importance of British manufacturing and the current trend for buying British, the use of British wool as a medium in contemporary design and the importance for keeping traditional skills and manufacturing techniques alive plus much more.

The talk is free but tickets are limited to 2 per person and are on a first come first serve basis. Email events@heals.co.uk with your name and full postal address.


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