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    Sir Terence Conran(Author)

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In My Life in Design, Terence Conran tells the story of the Conran brand from the founding of the Conran Design Studio sixty years ago to the creation of the Design Museum, now moving to a dazzling new space on High Street Kensington in November this year. Extensively illustrated chapters consider the many areas where Terence and his design team have made a lasting impact on the way we live our lives, including the founding of Habitat, which introduced good, affordable homeware to the high street, his restaurants, which brought Britain out of the culinary dark ages to discover the joys of eating out and his talent for rescuing and regenerating abandoned buildings and bringing them back into exciting new use. My Life in Design is illustrated with more than 400 images - many from private collections that have not been published before.

The book is introduced by internationally renowned designer, Thomas Heatherwick, who identifies his mentor Terence Conran as 'a modernist who, together with a tiny handful of others, gave us a new vision of Britain and ourselves.' Now in his eighties and still designing beautiful homeware and opening buzzy, welcoming restaurants, Terence reveals the secrets and stories of this transformation of British design. Gloriously lively, opinionated and visually stimulating, this is the only book to tell the story of Terence Conran's remarkable career in his own words.

Terence Conran: My Life in Design is published in time for the opening of the Design Museum at its new home in a world-class building. It will appeal to designers, students and all those who have grown up with the work of the multi-talented Sir Terence Conran.

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Book details

  • PDF | 264 pages
  • Sir Terence Conran(Author)
  • Conran; 01 edition (8 Sept. 2016)
  • English
  • 8
  • Art, Architecture & Photography

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  • By 🗣Tactless Org (Tactless Candour) on 29 September 2016

    Really interesting hardback coffee table book, with glossy images. Probably something that will appeal more to architect types, or those interested in interior design. This book bridges the genre between technical manuals and creative design books.The front cover of this hardback has a reflective "C" which looks really cool.

  • By Bellyobibbles on 20 October 2016

    This is an astonishing catalogue and reflection on the life's work of Sir Terence Conran. It covers Habitat, the Design Museum, plus all the other innumerable areas that Sir Terence has had influence in.The book is a quality hardback - one for the coffee table for sure. It contains over 400 photographs and drawings and a great first hand narrative from Conran himself.This is a real treasure - one to dip into again and again.

  • By Tim 😊 on 12 October 2016

    I had hoped I would like this book more than I do. Ironically, given the subject-matter, I find the design of this book somewhat lacking: bland orange double-spreads, full of dense text, separate an eclectic mixture of text, patterns, publications, old photos and modern photos. I appreciate that mixing images acquired over many decades is tricky, but the result here is not very harmonious.The autobiographical text is very readable, but too extensive for a coffee-table book. The image of Terence Conran as the sun at the centre of a solar system, on the opening pages is too egotisical for words, and nearly put me off before I started. But, if you get into it, the story of his life's work is quite fascinating, so I'm a bit torn about this book.


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