Interior designer Beata Heuman has just launched her own online shop, Shoppa, featuring her stunning homeware collection.
The online collection so far comprises her signature ‘Dodo’ lighting, fun upholstery fabrics and show-stopping furniture – and we’re just a little bit obsessed.
Known for her playful, original style, Beata’s looks often feature bold colours and patterns, sculptural shapes and bespoke, eye-catching pieces. Now she’s making these statement items available to everyone, through her recently launched online shop.
Beata designs everything herself and has worked with craftspeople in Sweden, the UK and Italy to create the products. Almost all of the collection is hand made with a great deal of skill and attention to quality of materials.
Some of the stand-out pieces include her Dodo Egg pendant light, resembling a large egg crossed with a pineapple, which she has often used in her residential and commercial projects.
Inspired by fantastical, ancient times, the leaf/feather plume crown is handmade in painted brass, while the light gives off an even glow which can be adjusted when used with a dimmer.
Beata’s also used her Dodo Egg design in her own London home, where it sits in her kitchen:
Her lighting collection also includes the Olympia wall light, a sculpted bronze cast wall light that is somewhat Brutalist in style.
The handmade alabaster stone shade softens the design, and makes for an artistic, beautiful sculptural piece whether the light is switched on or off. Inspired by an Alberto Giacometti design from the 1930s, both left and right hand can be purchased individually or as a pair. They make for lovely wall lights for illuminating artworks.
The collection also includes her Palm Drop Linen fabrics, which feature a wild, yet elegant stripe in a selection of colours inspired by a 19th century marbleised paper. She used the Palm Drop Linen in Sea Green/Chalk to upholster the headboards and bed frame in this stylish bedroom:
She says the Blue/Plaster version is reminiscent of water and is a nod to the sun-drenched Californian swimming pools of David Hockney’s paintings’. The pattern is printed onto a simple back cloth to keep the fabric appropriate for everyday contexts.
Here she’s used the fabric to upholster the headboards in a childrens’ room:
Other fabrics include her marbleised velvet, seen her as a skirt in a pink cloakroom.
Among her furniture range is the Lyre cabinet, the fronts of which are made from horsehair instead of wood, making them the perfect cabinets for housing speakers and other audiovisual equipment, as digital signals can easily pass through the horsehair doors, while an open section at the back provides an outlet for cables.
Beata Heuman draws inspiration from a myriad of sources, both past and present, and all of her interior projects feature a broad range of bespoke pieces. This has, in turn, formed the basis of Beata’s growing collection of fabrics, wallpapers, lighting and furniture. The collection is produced by small, independent Swedish, British or Italian makers.
Aside from Beata Heuman’s shop and residential projects, her studio has designed a number of commercial spaces including three of Farm Girl Cafe’s London outposts, as well as a surreal, Egyptian Revival themed space for the VIP lounge at 2018’s Decorex International and an auction catalogue and set for Christie’s.
Photography by Simon Brown