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Design Museum, London (1989–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Design Museum started life in 1981 as the Boilerhouse Project, an exhibition space for the display of contemporary design, under the direction of Stephen Bayley and funded by the Conran Foundation. It was located in the basement...

Conran Shop

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Terence Conran set up Conran design group in 1956. In 1964, the group opened the first Habitat shop. The shop provided a new way of buying furniture for a new generation of middle-class consumers in Britain. It sold flat-pack furniture...

Gregory, Oliver (1930–93)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A British designer who was instrumental in developing the Habitat store aesthetic associated with the chain of shops owned by Sir Terence Conran. Having served his National Service in the RAF, he took up an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker...

Blueprint UK (1983–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Founded in 1983 by Peter Murray as publisher, Deyan Sudjic as editor, and Simon Esterson as art director, Blueprint began as a small-scale, almost hobbyist, publishing venture, with the goal of providing commentary on design...

Habitat (1964–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Founded by designer Terence Conran, Habitat’s first store was opened on London’s Fulham Road in 1964. Conran saw the opportunity to sell a wide range of contemporary designed as well as more traditional products at affordable prices...

Conran, Sir Terence (1931–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Highly influential British designer and design retailer, born in Kingston upon Thames, London, Conran is renowned for his impact on the British awareness of design through his various retail projects. In 1947, he enrolled at the Central...

The Profession that Dare Not Speak its Name

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Interior design has the trappings of an established profession but not the associated status. Its practitioners, whether employers or employees, lack the confident self-regard of architects, doctors, lawyers, and members of every other...

Terence Conran

Designer Biography

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...Highly influential British designer and design retailer, born in Kingston upon Thames, London, Conran is renowned for his impact on the British awareness of design through his various retail projects. In 1947, he enrolled at the Central...

Heal and Son

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Heal’s was established in 1810 as a family business in London by John Harris Heal. The firm manufactured beds and expanded into other household furnishings later in the nineteenth century. Operating on Tottenham Court Road in London since...