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

www.habitat.co.uk

Bethvictoria.com

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