Alabama Chanin Collection
Heirlooms inspired by hand stitched textiles Since 2008
One works in cloth, stitching in Alabama. One works in clay, firing in California. The two are joined, 2,266 miles apart, through texture, pattern, materials, and a true passion for slow, thoughtful design. The collaboration yielded an anthology of objects: carefully crafted modern heirlooms, presented as the Alabama Chanin Collection, a new and permanent dinnerware line for Heath Ceramics. The collection illustrates sustained quality, detail, style, and craftsmanship by enhancing the way people eat, live, and connect.
3 modular shapes, infinite possibilities Since 2010
When Heath found themselves finalists in the 2009 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards — and lunching at the White House with fellow finalists Lara Hedberg-Deam (founder of Dwell Media) and architect/designer Chris Deam — the idea of a collaboration took root. One year later, Dwell Patterns was released. The tile line pairs geometric forms with Heath Tile's handcrafted beauty and rich glaze palette.
California design, made timeless Since 2010
Focusing on enhanced life through design, Commune uses unconventional thinking to produce holistic, creative design solutions. This philosophy made them an ideal partner for Heath’s showrooms in LA and SF. The collaboration produced two retail environments as beautiful, simple, and functional as the pieces they house. Commune designed shelving and convertible furnishings from knotty pine plywood, influenced by the minimalist furniture of Donald Judd, to showcase the pieces made and gathered by Heath Ceramics.
Accessories inspired by and created with Heath Since 2008
San Francisco designer Julie Cristello is a longtime friend of Heath Ceramics. Her uncommon use of materials and subtle design sensibility led to this collaboration. Inspired by Edith Heath's 1970s experiment with 'kiln fillers,' or ceramic buttons, Cristello and Heath joined forces to make some of their own ceramic miniatures.
Chez Panisse Collection
Organic dinnerware, fit for all tables Since 2012
A collaboration between chef and food visionary Alice Waters, clothing and housewares designer Christina Kim, and Heath Ceramics. Designed for use in Alice Waters' famed Chez Panisse restaurant with the goal of complementing the food and the elegant interior, from a shared appreciation for craftsmanship and beauty in natural ingredients.
2.5 percent of all sales are donated to Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard Project.
Patterns meet clay in a tactile marriage. Since 2010
This collaboration occurred after Andy Cruz, owner of House Industries, toured the Heath Factory in the spring of 2009. The partnership had all the building blocks of a brilliant marriage — two passionate and independent parties working with different materials on a convergent path. The result is 2 new products: House Numbers and clocks. Our clay, their designs.
Friends of Heath
Son of a Gun
V. Dotolo & J. Shook Los Angeles, California
Design studio Brooklyn, NY
Local manufacturing San Francisco, California
Photographer San Francisco, California
Doo Nanny Festival
Outdoor folk art show Seale, Alabama
Original, boutique hotels New York, Palm Springs, Seattle, Portland
A bit modern, a bit bohemian, and with a penchant for organic, authentic, and unique design, Ace Hotels are re-imagining the American hotel in New York, Palm Springs, Seattle, and Portland.
Collaborative design collective Los Angeles, California
Commune is a collective that enhances life through design. Whether it's an office or hotel, retail environment, restaurant, residence, packaging, corporate identity, or website, they approach projects holistically, creatively and unconventionally.
Sculptor & furniture designer Joshua Tree, California
Self-taught and with a preference for collecting his own raw materials, Alma Allen creates both small and large-scale sculptures, ranging from forms made of bronze, stone, or wood to functional one-of-a-kind tables, turned stools, and bowls.
Apparel & accessories designer/maker Florence, Alabama
With the focus on sustainability, Alabama Chanin creates limited-edition products for the individual and the home-using a combination of new, organic and recycled materials, everything is handmade by artisans living in and around Florence, Alabama.
Unique boutiques Brentwood, California
Museum of California Art Pasadena, California
Skid Row Housing
Residences for homeless Los Angeles, California
Free City Shop
Shop & gathering place Hollywood, California
Multidisciplinary artist Los Angeles, California
Architects Tod Williams & Billie Tsien New York, New York
In their own words: “[Architecture's] foundation lies in believing that it is possible to make places on the earth that can give a sense of grace to life-and believing that that matters.”
Modern Appealing Clothing San Francisco, California
Since 1980 MAC – Modern Appealing Clothing has been selling bright new clothing ideas to the most stylish of customers. Founded by Jeri, Chris and Ben Ospital, in a small Post street space it has grown to two locations, and now includes objects for hearth and home.
Small Trade Co
Multi-disciplinary studio San Francisco, California
Small Trade Company is a meditation on making. They are collaborators with individuals near and far. Their materials represent the spirit and story of the maker and a deep appreciation for something to keep and inherit.
1859 barn turned shop destination San Francisco, California
Opened in March of 2011, the aptly named Yellow Building houses Piccino Café and Restaurant, DIG wine shop and MAC (aka Modern Appealing Clothing) under one roof in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood.
Luxury lodge Sausalito, California
by Anh-Minh Le San Francisco, California
Authentic Cuban jazz Bay Area, California
J. Shook & V. Dotolo Los Angeles, California
Hotel & restaurant New York, New York
Berkeley, California Alice Waters
Chez Panisse was founded in 1971 by Alice Waters and friends. Alice and her partners try to do things the way they would like them done at a dinner party at home, with generosity and attention to detail. The menu is designed to be appropriate to the season and features the finest sustainably-sourced, organic, and seasonal ingredients including meat, fish, and poultry.
In 2006 Heath Ceramics developed a line of dinnerware for Chez Panisse in collaboration with Alice Waters.
Ceramic artist Kasama, Japan
Japanese master potter Akio Nukaga creates one-of-a-kind, hand-thrown traditional pottery. Employing the 200-year-old tradition of "Kasama" (a region in Japan known for its rich ceramic history), Nukaga's work exudes a sense of warmth, while remaining clean and contemporary.
Handful of Salt
DesignCraft Magazine Global
Event photography Herndon, Virginia
Ceramic artist Brentwood, Maryland
Fluid & C41 Media
Production Company & Editorial New York, NY
Heath Video Credits
Music Michael Charles Smith
Melodies for Wooden Children “Firemares”
Melodies for Wooden Children “An Answer"
Artist Oakland, CA
Activist and designer Mexico City, Mexico
Ceramic Artist Glendale, California
Adam is gifted ceramic artist with a global following. Even more importantly, he’s a good friend who helped us become everything we are today. He helped us start our LA showroom and as Clay Studio Director in LA, set the creative direction for our work in there helping curate beautiful shows and cultivate great friendships.
Henrybuilt & Viola Park
Fresh, modern kitchens Nationwide
Henrybuilt and its sister company, Viola Park offer a fresh approach to the design, making, and assembling of the modern American kitchen.
They kindly donated Heath's event kitchen at the Sausalito Factory & Showroom. Come check it out.
Prolific font foundry Yorklyn, Delaware
House Industries fonts scream from billboards, wish happy whatever from tens of thousands of greeting cards, serve as the basis for consumer product logos and add elements of style to a wide range of mainstream media.
In 2010, Heath and House Industries collaborated to design, develop, and produce Heath House Numbers in House Industry's Eames and Neutra fonts.
Pacific Community Ventures
Socially responsible business advising Bay Area, California
Pacific Community Ventures creates jobs and economic opportunity in low income communities through the direct support of small businesses as well as by advocating for systemic change to increase investment in these vulnerable communities.
PCV has provided resources and assistance through out our expansion to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Ceramic Sculptor Fresno, California
Bakeries & restaurants San Francisco, CA
Texas-inspired furniture Marfa, Texas
Inspiring lecture series Wales, UK
Art and event curator San Francisco, CA
Applied arts gallery San Francisco, California
The NWBLK is a retail environment where designers, craftspersons, and makers conspire to produce and present the furniture, fashion, and objects that define the 21st century.