ESTABLISHING AN EDUCATION
The Conran Foundation is set up to educate the public on the values of good design. Its debut initiative, the Boilerhouse Project within the V&A, paves the way for the Design Museum.
KNIGHT OF THE DESIGN REALM
Our founder receives a knighthood, the highest honour from Buckingham Palace, for his unparalleled services to design and retail in the UK, officially changing his title to Sir Terence Conran.
THE MOVE TO MICHELIN HOUSE
The Conran Shop relocates to François Espinasse’s Art Nouveau building in Chelsea, made legendary by the Michelin Man stained glass windows, with Sir Terence describing it as the happiest day of his life.
DESIGNS OF THE TIMES
The Design Museum opens on Shad Thames, on the south bank of the river. Housed within a former banana warehouse, the renovated Bauhausesque building stands at the heart of Sir Terence’s regeneration project of Butler’s Wharf.