Get in touch: heather@heatherorr.co.uk

Visit us: Studio GF09 Glassworks, Mill Bay, Folkestone, Kent, CT2O 1JG

Based in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter in Kent, South-East England, Heather specialises in constructed textiles. Dedicated to craftsmanship and cutting-edge design, we aim to provide innovative luxury lighting and accessories for the contemporary interior. Our ‘Home’ and ‘Reclaimed’ collections incorporate traditional processes with a contemporary aesthetic, each piece is made by hand with bespoke and custom options available.

With a focus on sustainability, recycled and reclaimed materials are sourced where possible such as our recycled cotton cord and reclaimed vintage frames. Our Reclaimed Collection gives old shades a new lease of life, discarded vintage lampshades are stripped back, given a fresh coating and knotted with a choice of yarn in a range of colours and finishes.

Our new Fringe Cushion incorporates soft linen fabric in our signature colours alongside reclaimed wooden beads and recycled cotton cord. All yarns and fabrics used within our collections conform to OEKO-TEX® standard 100, tested for harmful substances.

With a colour palette that spans from lush forest greens to soft neutral tones, the Heather Orr Home Collection is inspired by a love of process and craftsmanship alongside a high level of finish. Neutrals feature alongside burnt orange and peach which highlight the collection. The juxtaposition of traditional shapes and craft processes combined with a slick aesthetic, result in a range of covetable and comforting pieces for the home.

Materials such as raffia, recycled cotton and linen feature alongside our range of silky-soft viscose tape yarns, which are corded in our Kent studio and finished by hand with custom-made Perspex beads.

Heathers specific interests lie in the link between making, health and wellbeing. A desire to inspire others through teaching has led to a range of exciting workshops for students and creatives in partnership with others. Heather (MA RCA, FHEA) works as a Senior Lecturer with numerous educational institutions and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.

After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2009 with an MA in Knitted Textiles, Heather went on to collaborate with Fashion Designer and fellow RCA graduate, Jane Bowler. Heather works closely with Jane, creating innovative pieces which incorporate her tactile fabrics and processes with the brands' trademark materials and diverse design aesthetic. The duo also run a series of experimental workshops in the settings of Jane's East London studio, sharing their passion for unconventional materials and experimental processes. 

Clients Include:

BBC, Soho House, Spotify Design, Spinexpo, Textile View Magazine and WGSN.