Our Story

Where it started

Danheap is run by Dan and Kate Heap who met whilst studying in Wales. Dan studied product design and then completed a masters degree in Lighting at the Bartlett School of Architecture. He then worked as a designer for 2 years for before setting up Mindsye3d Lighting with 2 friends in 1999. Kate also studied product design before moving into product sourcing, buying and styling.

A random weekend

We both worked in London until 2004 when we bought a derelict farmhouse in the south of France on a weekend trip to find a small house for weekends away. After our first trip we decided to ditch London and start over in France and see what would happen.

Launching Danheap

Our combined skills and experience, teamed with a love to design and make new things seemed a perfect model around which to forge a new business for us both. Danheap was launched in 2005 and quickly grew from a few projects and product ideas into a busy studio with a diverse range of projects and clients.

We love what we do

We have a great mix of interior and exterior projects, a range of our own products, and an ever expanding folio of custom ideas that eternally bubble through each project. We try to deliver new and exciting ideas into each project and to keep the fun in all we work on. We approach design from very different places which allows each idea to be thoroughly evaluated both aesthetically and practically. We love what we do.