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Journal

Delving deep into our store window displays, exclusive launches, designer Q&As and more, the Conran Shop Journal is the prime place for our most important news, events and product launches. Seek inspiration and learn more about the most iconic designs and their makers, exciting new season highlights and behind-the-scenes access to our parties directly from the home of iconic designs and future classics.

The Not-So-New Normal: Our Working From Home Edit

As we move through the third UK lockdown, most of us are adapting to working from home on a long-term basis. We take a look at our favourite WFH spaces, sent to us by you, to help reinvigorate the work-in-progress home office. We are all slowly realising that working from home is no longer a [...]
The Karuselli Lounge Chair in black, on a white background with a mirror.

Icons at The Conran Shop: Karuselli Lounge Chair

Next up in our 'Icons at The Conran Shop' series is Sir Terence Conran's favourite chair, the all-enveloping Karuselli Lounge Chair, designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro for Artek in 1964. The Karuselli's award-winning inventor is a central figure of Finnish functionalism who, in his creations, prioritised sense and function above all. Dating back half a century, the story [...]

Buy Better, for the Greater Good: Our Sustainable Brands

Discover our pioneering partners in sustainable production, as we celebrate the art of designing for the home, and our future. At The Conran Shop, sustainable production and ethical design are founding principles of our company. Informed by our founder's values, we endeavour to work with talented brands and designers that share this mission, and design [...]

Straight From the Studio: Ceramics at The Conran Shop

The recent years have seen a resurgence in the handcrafted ceramics industry, with dozens of new makers and talented designers emerging to offer a fresh and innovative approach to the centuries-old craft. We take a closer look at our collection of artisanal brands, to consider their processes in detail. With a focus on sustainable processes [...]
The Eames Lounge Chair and corresponding Ottoman in a cosy home setting with a pink-hued vintage rug, white piano and wall art

Icons at The Conran Shop: Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman

To mark the return of our Journal's 'Icons at The Conran Shop' series, it seems only right to re-launch with a coveted world favourite: the Eames Lounge Chair and, of course, its accompanying Ottoman. Prototyped by the matchless Charles and Ray Eames in the 1940s, the first-ever Lounge Chair and corresponding Ottoman, then referred to [...]

Pantone’s Colours of the Year 2021: Spoilt for Choice

The Pantone Colour Institute names two enticing hues as its Colours of the Year 2021. Following a year of chaos and uncertainty amid a global pandemic, it must not have been an easy job for those at the Pantone Colour Institute to select the colour representing our emergence into 2021. This is perhaps why they [...]

Creativity in Cocktails: Meet Lockdown Liquor & Co.

This year has brought many unexpected developments and a completely new perspective on how we live and what we value. In the midst of all this change, many exciting new brands and designers have emerged, driven by a new creative energy and the freedom of a little extra time. The creators of Lockdown Liquor & [...]
Workshop System 3

New Designers 2020: Meet the Winning Designer

In the search of a design that demonstrates both growth potential within the design industry and reflects Sir Terence Conran’s design ethos, our judges headed over to the virtual New Designers 2020 and awarded Frank Winter the Conran Shop Design Award for his inspired Workshop System collection. We sat down with Frank to find out more [...]
Sir Terence Conran Hero Image

In Loving Memory of Sir Terence Conran, 1931 – 2020

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of our founder and pioneer, Sir Terence Conran. Sir Terence was a trailblazing innovator, a celebrated architect, designer, restaurateur and writer. Revered all over the world, he was a great British success story and was at the forefront of ushering in a bold new [...]
Snow Peak

Spotlight On: Snow Peak

Please join us in welcoming the Japanese brand, Snow Peak, at The Conran Shop. Informed by the hardships of climbing Mount Tanigawa, founder and keen outdoorsman, Yukio Yamai, established Snow Peak in 1958 to innovate the mountaineering and camping equipment he struggled to find elsewhere. Initially utilising the master metalwork manufacturing available in Yamai's home [...]
Spotlight On tokyobike

Spotlight On: tokyobike

The Conran Shop introduces the Japanese cycling brand, tokyobike. Established in 2002 by Ichiro Kanai, the independent company found its humble beginnings in Tokyo's historic neighbourhood of Yanaka. Informed by its Japanese roots, the brand centres around the 'Tokyo Slow' ideology of honouring the journey as much as the destination; taking in the sights, scents [...]
Javad Marandi by Rii Schroer

Announcing the Sale of The Conran Shop to The Marandi Family

We are delighted to announce the sale of The Conran Shop business to British businessman Mr Javad Marandi OBE. Sir Terence Conran founded The Conran Shop in 1973 and has been the ultimate owner of the business since its inception. The investment by the Marandi Family will see them acquire 100% of the business and [...]

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