Bailey is always looking for interesting collaborations, like the ones Heath has with
Alabama fashion designer Natalie Chanin and with Finnish furniture maker Artek.
Pairing her designers with artists who inspire them, says Bailey, allows them to create
more interesting designs than they would on their own. It’s also expanded Heath into
new categories, like textiles (including tote bags and cloth napkins) manufactured in
Heath Sews (below), and fatware, which Heath produced in partnership with the last
remaining fatware maker in the U. S., Sherrill Manufacturing.
IT’S ALL IN THE FINE PRINT
At Heath’s Mission tile factory (top), a small army
of kiln posts are stacked on a table, where the
public can view them on one of the company’s
many tours. The showroom there is also a bustling hub of small-scale bakers, makers, and
craftspeople. In addition to Tartine, there’s a
Japanese pop-up boutique, a printer’s shop,
a jewelry studio, and the Heath Newsstand, run
by Ema Iwata (bottom). Launched in 2017, the
newsstand—which offers 400 magazines from
around the world—is an extension of Bailey and
Petravic’s deep interest in human-scale, tactile
experiences. “We want to encourage a richness
of face-to-face interaction,” says Petravic.