Design. Craft. Purpose.
From moments of inspiration drawn from real life and real people, to the playful interaction of materials, Heather Scott imagines and engineers contemporary furniture and homeware products, that are made to be used, time and time again.
Produced in Cornwall, each piece echoes the simple beauty of Japanese and Dutch design, influenced by her family roots in Netherlands. It's all in the detail. The craftsmanship. The honesty. And the functionality of products that make more of your everyday.
Crafting products that live with you, not around you.
From the refined lines of architecture to the complexity of mechanics, Heather finds inspiration across a spectrum of disciplines. But the most vital influence is and always will be, people. The way we interact within our spaces, and with the things we use. How we lean, lounge and hold. How we pass the salt across the table. And how one person’s spice shelf is another person’s library.
Beauty here is not skin-deep.
Heather Scott’s work is defined as much by its durability as its aesthetic quality. Every product is designed and crafted to be used – not just looked at. Whether it’s a solid oak sushi board or a Maple and steel dining table, every weld, wax and fixing is finished to the highest standard. So they can live with you for longer.
Forever fascinated by things.
Heather’s childhood was filled with Lego, Meccano and Scalextrics. And at age 14 she built a house for her chickens. She’d scratched the itch. There was no stopping her now.
Heather began studying Contemporary Craft at Falmouth University in 2010. But one year in, she knew this wasn’t the path for her. She wanted to be working. To be learning from practitioners she admired. Her first move after stepping off the traditional track was an apprenticeship building a timber-framed glasshouse at Potager Garden – from laying the floor to hanging the doors. Alongside this, she was also studying a Natural Build course at Schumacher College . The skills and work ethic she learnt during this formative time will stay with her forever.
After starting Heather Scott Design in 2013, today Heather continues to find wisdom and inspiration from her creative peers. This community of makers and artists is a vital component of her work. Mechanics have taught her ingenuity. Ceramicists have inspired her to play with colour. Architects have encouraged her to push the boundaries of space. Knowing she shares the unique experience of making with these formidable people is what keeps her moving.