Terence Conran's life has been extraordinarily full and varied, with several consistent interwoven strands established when he was a very young man. He helped design several projects for the 1951 Festival of Britain, worked as a plongeur in a Paris restaurant, and opened his first shop, Habitat, in 1964. There are now Conran Shops in Britain, France, Germany, Japan and the USA. Conran restaurants are also to be found in far-flung places. Conran & Partners, his architecture and design practice, has an international reputation. This illustrated autobiography of one of the world's most best-known designers and entrepreneurs includes insights into his successes (and occasional failures), and questions contributed by members of Conran's family, friends and peers.
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As the founder of Habitat, and later the Conran Shop, British entrepreneur Terence Conran brought good, affordable, modern design to the general public, transforming our homes; as a restaurateur, with establishments like Bibendum and Bluebird, he revolutionized dining out in London. But Terence Conran’s passions are by no means limited to his businesses. He is a passionate Londoner, with projects like the Michelin Building and Butlers Wharf to his credit, as well as the Design Museum. As one might expect from the title, this is an autobiography with a difference. It is abundantly illustrated, as befits someone whose work has had such an impact on our surroundings. More unusually, the text is structured as a series of questions and answers, with Conran candidly responding to queries contributed by friends, family, and peers. A fascinating insight into one of the world’s most influential designers.About the Author:
Sir Terence Conran is one of the world's best-known designers. As founder of Habitat, he brought good, affordable, modern design to the general public, transforming the way our homes look; and as restaurateur, he has changed the face of eating out in London with his acclaimed restaurants. He opened the first Conran Shop in 1973; while in 1989 he founded the Design Museum at Butlers Wharf, the first of its kind in the world. His original House Book set new standards in illustrated book publishing, a pattern set to be continued with Q&A, his innovative autobiography.
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0007115296
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007115296