Monthly Archives: July 2012

Our Olympic windows

Since getting around London doesn’t appear to be as much of a problem as we might have feared, we suggest you nip over to Marylebone High Street, where The Conran Shop is celebrating the Games with a fun Olympics-themed display.

The Conran Shop, Marylebone

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Friday Tip: Make mine a Lardo

London isn’t short of trendy restaurants – Terence Conran’s included – but Lardo, a new Italian in London Fields, is a little bit special. We wondered why Stephen Barber, Strategy Director for Conran Singh, hadn’t been down the pub much lately.


London’s hottest new restaurant

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Pixels are forever

Last Thursday, Conran Singh hosted a debate on the use of digital technology by luxury brands.

Precious Pixels event

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On South Place

We’re delighted to spill just a few of the beans on our latest project: South Place Hotel.

South Place is D&D London’s first hotel. Perhaps unsurprisingly given their pedigree in restaurants, South Place will be “as much about meet and eat as sleep”, to quote General Manager Bruce Robertson. It will feature two restaurants and three bars, as well as its 80 stylish guest rooms.

South Place Hotel

A peek inside the South Place Hotel

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Terence on luxury

As part of our series of pieces on luxury design, we put a question to our Chairman, Sir Terence Conran:

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Friday Tip: Roger Mavity’s afternoon out

This week’s Friday Tip comes straight from the top: Roger Mavity, CEO of Conran, describes his perfect London day…

My tip is this: start out at Tate Britain, and take in some of the finest art history has to offer. Then, jump on the Tate Boat, and head east along the river to the towering Bankside Power Station, home of the Tate’s younger cousin. Continue reading

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Inspiration for architects: Jason Hawkes’ aerial photography

Paul Zara, head of Conran and Partners Brighton, just brought to our attention the wonderful photography of Jason Hawkes.

Jason Hawkes

© Jason Hawkes

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Conran Singh on Luxury: “What does this button do?”

Here’s the latest from Conran Singh on luxury – check out their blog for more.

“What does this button do?”

If you have enough money, you can spend the hassle out of almost anything.

Luxury hotels are well-accustomed to dealing with the outlandish requests of their well-heeled guests; travel concierge outfits offer the super rich the simplicity of a life almost totally unplanned. Why hail cabs, reserve tables or book flights, when all of these things can be done for you? Continue reading

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Good enough to eat in

Conran Contracts are our furniture and interiors supply team. Working with some of the best-regarded architects and interior designers worldwide, they fit restaurants, bars, clubs, retail spaces, offices and residences.

Four of their recent projects have been shortlisted for this year’s Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. We asked Contracts’ Max Pilbeam and Nick Shute to tell us a bit more.

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Friday Tip: La drapeau tricolore

This Saturday Frenchmen all over the world will celebrate La Fëte National, Bastille Day.

We at Conran are committed Francophiles – indeed, a certain Chairman spends rather a lot of his time there – so this week’s tip is unashamedly Gallic.

Pop over to Boundary, Prescott & Conran‘s hotel and restaurant complex in Redchurch Street, where they are rolling out the red, white and blue in style…

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