“This is one of the best days of my long life.” So said Terence Conran at the ground breaking ceremony for the new home of the Design Museum at the Commonwealth Institute, Kensington.
The Museum’s leading lights – including Deyan Sudjic, the current Director, Terence, the founder, and John Pawson, the architect behind the Institute’s conversion – gathered to celebrate a new phase in the Museum’s history.
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:
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
Three months after Sir Terence Conran aimed his ire at Grant Shapps’ slow progress on housing, the topic is hotting up, with George Osborne calling for ‘imaginative thinking’ around green belt development, and a general consensus that the housing shortfall has become a housing crisis.
Terence criticises the Coalition’s lack of progress on housing in May
As part of our series of pieces on luxury design, we put a question to our Chairman, Sir Terence Conran:
Our (countless) Finish readers may be familiar with the Avotakka, the premier Finnish interior design magazine. Avotakka launched in December 1967, and in their inaugural issue ran a interview with a British trailblazer by the name of Terence Conran.
Last month, we launched our new Facebook timeline, which allows you to dip into our heritage, as well as keep up to date with our latest news.
It’s a work in progress, but we think it’s already looking pretty neat.
The good people at Shiny Shiny seem to agree: they just included Conran in their roundup of ‘Cool Facebook brand timelines‘, alongside the likes of Starbucks, Red Bull, and the US Army!
You can find Conran’s Facebook page here. If there’s more you think we could be doing with it, please let us know.