Conran Columns: This weekend- Blue Patch the Elephant comes to town…

We have a saying here at CONRAN that we design everything, from matchboxes to skyscrapers.

Terence’s latest project however might be a little unusual, even for us.

If you’re London-based you may have noticed legions of eclectic elephants have suddenly appeared, standing, sitting or sunning themselves on many of our major thoroughfares and around popular landmarks.

Elephant Parade is a social enterprise founded by father and son Mike and Marc Spits. Through their exhibitions, they aim to raise support for the Asian elephant, which is threatened with extinction. The benefits of the Elephant Parade are donated to the Elephant Family, the largest elephant charity in the world.

Keep your eyes open for Blue Patch designed by Terence and team..he’s showing off his patchworked  flanks somewhere in the west of London.

We’ll give you a clue…he might be near a famous shop well know for its design-led homewares and quite frankly brilliantly merchandised windows…


Also well worth a look this weekend…

Dulwich Festival

8-9 May & 15-16 May 11am-6pm

All throughout Dulwich over 100 local artists and galleries open their doors and show their work in a domestic or studio-setting. Work on display will range from oil paintings and photographs, sculpture and ceramics to jewellery and furniture. Details are in the Artists’ Open House catalogue available from the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Festival Box Office and local shops and cafés.

Check out the website for more details

While you’re in that part of the world take the opportunity to check out the critically acclaimed Paul Nash exhibition at The Dulwich Picture Gallery – it’ll be your last chance as it closes on Sunday.



Filed under Conran and London, Conran Columns: Tips for a great London weekend, TERENCE CONRAN

2 responses to “Conran Columns: This weekend- Blue Patch the Elephant comes to town…

  1. Well done Terence and well done this charity. It looks worthwhile and with nice presence to visual.

    Also I think Fulham Road could do with some elephants. I think when artists and charities come togther magic happens.

    I think the famous shop my be, is it, Habitat. I should know I worked there for four years.
    Well done all the Elephant lovers involved.

    Dara Bell

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