Terence Conran (Hardcover)

My Life in Design

By Terence Conran

Conran, 9781840917208, 264pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

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Few individuals in the last century have had such a wide-reaching influence on the way we live our lives than Sir Terence Conran - from how we decorate our homes to our passion for eating out. Now in his eighties and still designing beautiful homeware and opening buzzy, welcoming restaurants, Sir Terence looks back at the Conran brand since he founded the Conran Design Studio sixty years ago and explores the many areas where he and his design team have made an impact.

Chapters cover the founding of Habitat, product design, furniture, catalogues and books, housing and hotels, retail and fashion and the creation of the Design Museum. Extensively illustrated with photographs and drawings and with a lively, incisive commentary that reveals the stories behind the designs, Terence Conran: My Life in Design will appeal to designers, students and all those who have grown up with the work of the multi-talented Sir Terence Conran.

About the Author

Sir Terence Conran is one of the world's best-known designers, restaurateurs and retailers. Born in 1931, he founded the Conran Design Studio in 1956 and later the Habitat chain of home furnishings stores that revolutionized the British high street in the Sixties and Seventies.

In the Eighties Terence founded The Design Museum, the world's first museum dedicated to design. He is an honorary professor of the University of Creative Arts, and was knighted for his services to design in 1983. Terence has written more than 50 books since the Fifties that broadly reflect his design philosophy including most recently, Plain, Simple, Useful and Conran on Color.

Praise For Terence Conran: My Life in Design

Britain's taste-maker in chief.
Mick Brown, The Daily Telegraph