The ‘Conran exclusive design only at Your M&S’ collection has been a very exciting and important one for everyone here at Conran.
The tag line: “Exclusive products for your home from Britain’s most influential designer for Britain’s most iconic retailer…” couldn’t sum it up better.
Terence with M&S CEO Marc Bolland
It’s been a crazy but thoroughly exciting 9 months in the studio of Conran & Company – the team working closely with Terence on this collaboration – beginning with the very first concept or ‘look and feel’ boards that were put together in the first week in January this year.
“Starting to design a collection in January and launching that same collection in-store in September the same year is virtually unheard off when it comes to lead times for projects like this – many people thought we were mad! But all our hard work has paid off and we are all immensely proud of this collection. I also have to keep telling people what you see in stores and online at the moment is just the beginning. The collection out now is our ‘Preview’ range of 70 products. In Spring next year the collection will grow to include over 300 products including bed linen and an Alfresco range. Autumn 2012’s range will be even larger and will include bath linen and a home office collection. Yes – before you ask – we have already designed all of these products! Next up – Spring 2013…
Jill Webb, Brand Development Director, Conran & Company.
Aaron working hard on upholstery and tableware designs
Over the next couple of weeks we will be telling you more about these products from the inspiration behind them, to how they made and why we think they are great, concentrating on 10 of Terence’s favourites – in no particular order…!
Tonal Vase Collection
“I love this collection of vases in varying shapes and sizes. Individually they each have their own personality and are beautiful and very useful objects. Grouped together, they make a really striking visual statement.” Terence Conran.
The glaze on each of these vases is a slightly different tone – from deep sea blues to pale, spring sky hues.
As objects they look great just sitting on the shelf but are also a really useful size for small to medium bunches of flowers and foliage that often don’t look their best lolling about in a larger vase.
Prices from £9.50 available from M&S stores throughout the UK and online at www.marksandspencer.com/autumn
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