The Conran Shop is the home of considered design and curated living. Offering a unique and distinctive blend of design classics and future collectables its innovative edit has inspired and excited visitors for generations. With a heritage spanning over 50 years, the Conran name has established itself as a brand synonymous with all areas of design. 

The Neal Street Restaurant in Covent Garden. Source: My Life In Design | About Us 1960s & 70s
The Conran Shop Chelsea on Fulham Road | About us 1960s & 70s
'Conran Spines'. Source: My Life In Design | About Us 1960s & 70s
Terence Conran on his Cone Chair | About us 1970s

1971

CONRAN IN COVENT GARDEN

Inhabiting the ground floor and basement of Conran Design Group’s offices on Neal Street, Terence opens Neal Street Restaurant with an extensive wine list and menu artwork by David Hockney.

1973

THE CONRAN SHOP: OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Our first store opens on the site of the original Habitat at the east end of London’s Fulham Road, marking the beginning of the regeneration of what is now known as the Brompton Cross Quarter.

1974

THE HOME TOME

Sir Terence publishes the first edition of The House Book, a pioneering guide to curating the home that establishes him as the voice of innovative design and considered living in the UK.

DID YOU KNOW?

Picasso saw one of Terence’s chair designs through a mutual acquaintance and liked it so much that he ordered two for his studio. Terence has always considered this an honour, while regretting accepting cash for the chairs instead of a sketch or two.