Conran Classic offers most of the very best 20th century furniture designed by distinguished designers and made to exacting standards under licence from these designers or their ancestors. Unfortunately, there are many cheap and, on occasion, bad quality reproductions of these designs, which are unlikely to hold their value when they come to be sold at auction or on a website. The licensed products that we are offering usually hold their value and quite often fetch more than their original price, but more importantly the outstanding quality of the licensed product will give the owner particular pleasure and satisfaction.
As the founder of the Design Museum, which started at the V&A as the Boilerhouse Project 24 years ago before moving to Butler’s Wharf, I have seen and exhibited many of the designs that we have chosen for this catalogue and have been inspired by the innovation and quality of 20th century furniture design. I hope you will be too and that you will enjoy this beautiful catalogue and even better buy one of the handsome pieces from our Conran Classic collection and improve the quality of your life. Finally, although this is our current collection of classics, more will be added throughout the years so there will always be something new in our Conran Shops.