An Inverness designer has had her work featured in a prestigious list alongside some of the 20th and 21st centuries’ greatest designers.
Catherine MacGruer’s “Maria” teal cushion piece has been included in upmarket design store Heal’s “hall of fame”.
The list features iconic designs from names such as Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen and Philippe Starck, as well as specially sourced vintage items sold at Heal’s during the 20th century.
Miss MacGruer, 26, graduated from Glasgow School of Art (GSA) in 2014 with a BA in Textile Design (knit).
She said: “I am completely over the moon, it’s amazing. I’m really excited about it. I’m going down to London for the launch party on Thursday.
“Heals bought the cushion last year. It was launched in March and seems to have sold really well.”
The Heal’s 100 comprises pieces which have been or are still sold at Heal’s landmark Tottenham Court Road store.
Jimmy Stephen-Cran, Head of Fashion and Textiles at GSA, said: “We were delighted to hear that Catherine’s Maria teal cushion, which was part of her degree show collection, had been selected to be stocked by Heal’s.
“It is an even greater accolade for her work to be included in the Heal’s 100 alongside some of the leading names in 20th and 21st century design.
“Catherine’s now iconic design deconstructs traditional Mediterranean style pattern and reconfigures the fragmented geometric shapes into an entirely new design. Knitted in superfine 100% merino wool, it utilises modern machine knitting to recreate a deconstructed design aesthetic.”
Throughout its 200-year history, Heal’s has been at the forefront of every significant design movement, including arts and crafts, art-deco, mid- century and modernism.