Daniel Heath

Daniel Heath Bio

 

Daniel Heath is a British award winning independent wallpaper, textile and surface designer renowned for his illustrative and engaging designs. Based in the heart of East London, the designer-maker has long upheld principles of craftsmanship and sustainable design through up-cycling and re-appropriation of authentic heritage materials. Trained in the traditional process of silk-screen printing at the Royal College of Art, he set up his studio in 2007 to make bespoke, hand printed wallpapers and crafted interior surfaces exclusively made to order. Drawing has always underpinned his surface pattern designs, and many have references to a time or a place to form playful narratives. Daniel utilises technologies, such as laser engraving, to create many of his unique designs. The outcomes cross the boundaries between technology and craft to create modern design pieces that embody traditional values yet contemporary aesthetics.

 

Daniel is an experienced academic and has lectured Textiles at a range of universities, including Loughborough, Manchester, Bournemouth, Staffordshire, Bucks New University and Central St Martins and also provides mentoring for young designers through the Crafts Council Hot House scheme. Clients include Swoon Editions, Panasonic Europe, Farrow & Ball, Heal’s and Anthropologie (US), among others, as well as numerous private clients. Daniel exhibits and sells his work internationally including Europe and the US. Daniel is also a proud brother of the Artworkers’ Guild, London.

 

To find out a little more about the man himself take a look at this video commissioned by Material Lab, London

 

BIOGRAPHY

TIMELINE

1982 Born in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England

2001 Distinction, BTEC National Diploma Art and Design Foundation Course, Eastbourne College

2005 BA (Hons) Printed Textiles at Loughborough University

2006 Set up Daniel Heath Studio, London

2007 MA Printed Textiles at Royal College of Art, London

2007 Print Pattern Designer at Nylon, London

2009 Lecturer in Printed Textiles at Loughborough University

2012-on going Crafts Council Hothouse Mentor specialising in Textiles

2012 William Morris Wallpaper Workshops, V&A, London

2013 Finalist for the Surface Design Awards, London

2014 Ordained as a member of the Artworker’s Guild, London

2014 Wallpaper Workshop, Coniston Institute & Grizedale Arts, Cumbria

2014 Associate Lecturer in Textiles at Bournemouth University

2014 Award for best Made in London product by The London Magazine

2014 Essay published in Mid Century Modern Complete Book, Thames and Hudson

2015 Part-time Pathway Leader in Printed Textiles at Bucks New University

2017 Visiting Tutor, Textile Design, Bucks New University & RCA

 

EXHIBITIONS

2011 Exhibition with Retrouvius Architects as part of London Design Festival, London

2012 Tent, London

2012 The Design Museum Christmas Tree with Giles Miller, London

2013 Tent, London

2013 London Design Festival exhibition at Material Lab, London

2013 The Heals Modern Craft Market, London

2014 Paint It Project with Farrow & Ball, London

2014 ICFF, New York, US

2014 Tent, London

2014 Made in Great Britain exhibition at Material Lab, London

2014 Beastly Magic exhibition, as part of SITselect Festival, Stroud, Gloucestershire

2015 ICFF, New York, US

2015 Designer in Residence, The Art House, Wakefield, Yorkshire

2015 From Pomegranate to Apple exhibition at The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers Decorative Crafts Group, London

2015 W is for Wallpaper, The Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales

2015 Decorex International, London

2015 Makers Table installation, Tent London

2016 BBC TV, Money for Nothing, Series 2 & 3, London

2016 Walthamstow Garden Party, London

2016 Wallpaper Workshop with Art on the Underground & Blackhorse Workshops, London

2016 Live Wallpaper Printing Workshop in collaboration with In The Window™, Top Drawer, London

2016 Decorex International, London

2016 Handmade in Kew, Live Wallpaper Printing Workshop in collaboration with In The Window™, London

2016 Selected by Material Lab for the Surface & Materials Show feature display, Birmingham

2017 Selected by Sally Angharad for the Surface Design Show feature display, London

2017 Thinking with your Hands Exhibition, The Artworker’s Guild, London

2017 London Craft Week Exhibition, Fortnum & Mason, London

 

PRESS
2012 Reclaiming Style by Retrouvius, Ryland Peter’s & Small

2015 Makers of East London, The Hoxton Mini Press

 

Featured in: World of Interiors, House & Gardens, The Sunday Times, The Metro, The Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Elle Decoration, Selvage Magazine, The Financial Times – How to Spend It Guide, Homes & Antiques, Essential Kitchen, Bathroom & Bedroom, Grand Designs Magazine, Period Living, The English Home Magazine, Period Living Magazine plus many more…