Heller launched its furniture division in 1998. The 1998 Bellini Chair, designed by Mario Bellini, won the Compasso d’Oro Award. This initial success kicked off a prestigious line of award winning collections including the Frank Gehry Furniture Collection (2004), the Vignelli Chair (2004), designed by Lella and Massimo Vignelli, and the Kiss Sofa (2004), designed by Studio 65.
Heller Bellini Chair by Mario Bellini, 1998: “Comfortable, easy on the eye, and offering value for money, this chair is the outcome of an ongoing search harnessing premier design skills. Focusing on making the most of a sublimely innovative material, the designer has come up with a configuration which lends itself to myriad options.” – Compasso d’Oro award, Italian Association of Industrial Designers
Frank Gehry Furniture Collection, 2004: The Heller Frank Gehry Furniture Collection was created by the world’s most celebrated “starchitect.” A spectacular group of three cubes, a bench, an easy chair, a coffee table-sitting unit, and a sofa, all in silver resin. With sleek surfaces and flowing lines, Gehry created very innovative furniture.
Play ball! The Heller Joe Chair, designed in 1970 by the group, De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi, is an over-sized baseball glove. It is now being reissued in an indoor/outdoor polymer.
Heller's Kiss, Marilyn and Capitello pieces are all designed by Studio 65.
The Heller Vignelli Bench, was designed by Massimo Vignelli in 2005, when he and his wife wanted casual furniture for their new home in Sorrento. They designed a multi-purpose indoor-outdoor grouping ideal for home, hospitality and office environments.
Heller continues to offer leading designers the opportunity to work with new technologies and to create innovative products.