Sir Hugh Casson

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Sir Hugh Casson was a British born enthusiast on 20th century design. He contributed to this as an architect, interior designer, writer, broadcaster and artist. He had a key role in the 1951 festival of Britain as the director of architecture. In 1976 he became the President of the Royal Academy of Arts, holding the post for eight years to become one of the institutions most famous and successful presidents.

Bellow are a selection of his illustrations, including images of the festival of Britain.

The Main Entrance to Kensington Palace.
The Main Entrance to Kensington Palace.
The Hotel Inter-Continental, Marble Arch and Horse guards.
The Hotel Inter-Continental, Marble Arch and Horse guards.
Banqueting House, Whitehall
The Banqueting House, Whitehall.
Pen and wash sketch by Hugh Casson Festival of Britain Showcase
Pen and wash sketch by Hugh Casson Festival of Britain Showcase.
Festival of Britain sketch
Festival of Britain sketch.

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Terence Conran

Terence Conran in his cone chair, by Ray Williams, 1950s
Terence Conran in his cone chair, by Ray Williams, 1950s

Sir Terence Conran has undoubtedly influenced the world of furniture design. Starting with his Design Studio set up in 1956 then with the chain of Habitat stores in the 60s and 70s Conran brought modern, stylish designs to the general public.

From then on he went on to open restaurants and write over 30 books on design philosophy. He also set up Conran Roche an architecture practice and Conran Holdings a group of designers, retailers and architects working all over the world.

Now you know a little about the man, here are a selection of his designs!

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Here are a some of his iconic pieces of furniture.

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Here are some of his patterns designed in the 50s, bright, bold and geometric.

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Here are some of his design sketches, simple but have been turned into some iconic pieces of furniture.

Take a look at current designs:

www.conran.com

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