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Gordon’s Q&A with Terence Conran

To celebrate the launch of our Ten Green Bottles collaboration, we went over to Diageo HQ for some lovely elderflower and strawberry G&Ts.

Here’s the Conran work in pride of place in Diageo’s reception:

Conran + Gordon's Diageo HQ reception

The Ten Green Bottles artwork at Diageo HQ

Whilst we were there, Terence answered a few questions about his history, and the world of design in general. Continue reading


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Introducing…Ten Green Bottles

In 1962, a young Terence Conran took on one of his first independent design projects. The chairman of wine merchant Harveys of Bristol, George McWatters, asked Terence’s Conran Design Group to review their entire brand. The work encompassed the look of Harveys’ shops, off-licenses, bottles, packaging, vehicle liveries and offices. Conran even created one of the world’s earliest ‘brand books’ for Harveys.

Fifty years on, history is repeating itself. Continue reading

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Podium Furnish

In the spirit of London’s summer of sport, we’ve decided to to celebrate a few British winners from our Exclusive Design range for M&S. If you are in Shad Thames, check out our office windows, where you’ll find the champions on their podium. Continue reading

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