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White goods no longer

Jared Mankelow, Senior Product Designer at Conran Studio, spent last week amongst the fridges and flatscreens at consumer electronics show IFA Berlin. He kindly offered to share his thoughts on where are homes are headed.

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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:

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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.

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D&D London’s big month

Caterer and Hotelkeeper has a big interview with Des Gunewardena and David Loewi, the men at the top of D&D London, in their latest issue.

The focus is firmly on South Place Hotel and the Old Bengal Warehouse, both of which open this month, and both of which feature the hard work of Conran’s interiors designers and branders.

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The South Place Hotel opens its doors

South Place Hotel is the first hotel from venerable restaurant group D&D London, but – if we’ve counted correctly – the 84th restaurant and hotel design project we’ve worked on.

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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.

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A peek inside the South Place Hotel

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