Who we are
Heaps & Woods was founded by Louis Changnaud and Marta Jurado when they were living in Indonesia. Marta, an Interior Architect and Louis, a seasoned entrepreneur, the pair were inspired by the craftsmanship of Indonesia’s artisans, and the quality of its raw materials.
“I went to Indonesia on a personal trip that changed my life. I discovered all the potential this country offers in terms of materials and the know-how of its artisans. Together with my partner, Louis, we created Heaps & Woods – the fulfilled dream of designing unique and iconic pieces for furniture enthusiasts.” – Marta Jurado
Partners in work and life, Marta, an Interior Architect and Louis, a seasoned entrepreneur, were inspired by the craftsmanship of Indonesia’s artisans, and the quality of its raw materials. They began to chase their dream. Louis got to know the furniture market and Marta flooded him with new ideas, inspired by the culture and experiences she was exposed to in Indonesia. They built relationships with artisans and producers throughout the region, sought out ethical wood suppliers and found traditional weavers and farmers. Heaps & Woods became a family.
Today, our family continues to grow. Marta and Louis now base their operations from Barcelona, where Heaps & Woods first showroom opened its doors in 2019. We are a global collective, operating across time zones, languages and trades – from Mas Nur, our master carpenter to Alfa, who weaves the cane for our rattan, to the customers around the world who put their trust in our brand. Picture this: a woodcarver sits under a tree in Bali carving a prototype while on a video call with a designer in Barcelona who is working on a custom order for a client in Geneva. This is the essence of Heaps & Woods – you’re only limited by your own imagination. Thank you for sharing this dream with us.