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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.

Icons at The Conran Shop: Stool 60

Celebrating the premiere of our exclusive reimagining of Alvar Aalto's 20th-century classic Stool 60, we take a deep dive into the rich history of the functionalist furniture design pinnacle. Designed in 1933, the Stool 60 was commissioned for the municipal library at Viipuri, with the brief seeking a stackable, versatile seating solution, precisely what the [...]

The WaterRower Event: Introducing Tyrone Brennand

Following our WaterRower event last weekend on the Marylebone Terrace, we discuss all things fitness with personal trainer, wellness expert and Be the Fittest founder Tyrone Brennand, to discover the best way to live a healthy modern lifestyle. The May Bank Holiday saw The Conran Shop's Marylebone Terrace graced with the best that health and wellness have [...]
Storage Buying Guide The Conran Shop

Sparkling Clean for Spring: Spring Cleaning With The Conran Shop

As we bid adieu to our winter wardrobe and transition into our spring style, our home demands equal attention. Accordingly, we have prepared an edit of our top spring cleaning essentials to add to your shopping list, just in time to prepare your home for post-lockdown hosting.  Another One Fights the Dust The most challenging [...]
A colourful photograph depicting a community of weavers from The Basket Room

International Women’s Day 2021: Female Designers at The Conran Shop

Marked annually on 8th March, International Women's Day has been celebrated worldwide for over a century, with the first official gathering held in 1911. The theme for 2021 is 'Choose to Challenge,' with the idea that "A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change." To celebrate this most-important cause, we highlight [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]

Spotlight On: Arne Jacobsen’s St Catherine’s College, Oxford

In celebration of The Conran Shop’s exclusive release of Arne Jacobsen’s iconic Egg and Swan chairs in velvet, we take a look at the legacy of this iconic Danish designer in Britain, and how his innovative approach to the design of St Catherine’s College in Oxford served to unify a new generation of thinkers. It has [...]

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