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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.

Icons at The Conran Shop: Beetle Chair

In honour of our exclusive release of the world-renowned Beetle Chair in four premium upholstery options, The Conran Shop is delving into the minds of design duo GamFratesi, to examine their design ethos and the unusual journey that led to the Beetle's creation. The inspiration behind GamFratesi's Beetle Chair is evident in its name; informed [...]

Courageous Periwinkle: Pantone’s Hue of 2022

The Pantone Colour Institute has named the newly created PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri as its Colour of the Year 2022. The first time that a colour has been invented specifically for the honour, the happy blue hue was chosen for its power to ‘embrace this altered landscape of possibilities’.  The selection process for Colour of [...]

Dreaming in Colour: Meet Laetitia Rouget

This season, we introduced French inter-disciplinary designer Laetitia Rouget at The Conran Shop, with an exclusive collection of decorative ceramics. As the year draws to a close, we sat down with Rouget to discuss her practice and reveal her exciting ambitions for the coming months. 1. Welcome to The Conran Shop, Laetitia! Please tell us [...]

A Merry Marylebone Christmas 2021: The Round Up

On Wednesday 10th November, we welcomed our Conran Shop guests to the grand opening of our new Basement shopping area in Marylebone, with a festive extravaganza that kicked off the season in style. Christmas started with a bang on Marylebone High Street this year, as the local lights switch-on coincided with our grand opening, introducing [...]

London Design Festival 2021: The Round Up

The London Design Festival returned with flair at The Conran Shop after a two-year hiatus at the hands of the global pandemic. We marked the occasion with an immersive Chelsea window installation by Damien Poulain, multiple exclusive new releases, and our ever-popular LDF party. Here are some of our favourite events from the week.  From [...]

Morocco and Modern Craft: Meet Bouchra Boudoua

Presenting an exclusive collaboration with young Moroccan designer and craftsperson Bouchra Boudoua, The Conran Shop’s sunny new ceramics collection exudes pure joy. To celebrate the launch, we got in touch with Boudoua at her Casablanca studio to discuss all things craft and culture. 1. Hello Bouchra! Firstly, please tell us a little about yourself and [...]

To Speak of Light as Soft: Meet Elena Samms

Exclusively premiered at The Conran Shop, Elena Samms’ debut collection results from a blossoming relationship dating back to the 2019 New Designers show, where Samms was shortlisted for The Conran Shop’s coveted Design Award. Following the launch, we sat down with Samms to discuss their exciting first two years in the industry. 1. Elena, you [...]

New Designers 2021: Meet Cai Smith

This year’s virtual New Designers competition highlighted the very best and brightest emerging design talents, including Cai Smith with his tailor-made Aperture Shelving unit. Inspired by Japanese joinery and sustainable design, Smith’s dedication to craft and process is evident in his submission; learn more about his work below. 1. Congratulations on being shortlisted for The [...]

New Designers 2021: Meet Diane Sinclair

Inspired by observations of trees growing around pathways on her daily walk, Diane Sinclair conceived of her Kinship kitchenware collection, an integrated cookware design that was shortlisted for New Designers 2021; read more about Diane’s holistic approach and thoughts on the future of the design world below. 1. Congratulations on being shortlisted for The Conran [...]

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