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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.

New Designers 2021: 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 ethos, our judges awarded Cameron Rowley the coveted Designer of the Future Award for his innovative One Step Ladder. Meet the New Designers 2021 victor and learn about his project and next steps right here. [...]

New Designers 2021: Meet Callum Wardle

Appreciating cork in its most organic form while elevating it, new designer Callum Wardle masterminded the ingenious Quercus collection of furniture; discover more about his sustainable design and his next steps below. 1. Congratulations on being shortlisted for The Conran Shop and The Marandi Foundation's Designer of the Future Award 2021; how do you feel, [...]

New Designers 2021: Meet Hyunsik Yang

A keen observer of human interaction and on a mission to reshape everyday lighting, Kingston University's Hyunsik Yang came up with the distinctive HAT lampshade; discover more about his observations, ambitions, and what New Designers means to him. 1.Congratulations on being shortlisted for The Conran Shop and The Marandi Foundation's Designer of the Future Award [...]

New Designers 2021: Meet D’arby Mawson

Driven by the belief that "design is enjoyment," new designer D'arby Mawson playfully recreated the traditional bench and stool with some much-needed flair; we caught up with the Derby-based creator to discuss all things design, career and craft. 1. Congratulations on being shortlisted for The Conran Shop and The Marandi Foundation's Designer of the Future [...]

New Designers 2021: Meet Aidan Johnstone

Struggling to find apt exercise equipment during the lockdowns of yesteryear, new designer Aidan Johnstone conceived of his sleek and sophisticated Multi Wheel; read more about Aidan's process, next steps and thoughts on New Designers 2021 here. 1. Congratulations on being shortlisted for The Conran Shop and The Marandi Foundation's Designer of the Future Award [...]

New Designers 2021: Meet Darcy Eloise Hill

Following a placement year in a ceramics studio, new designer Darcy Eloise Hill became infatuated with pottery and adapted a ‘design through making’ practice, resulting in her considered Potters Chair. Learn more about Darcy's state-of-the-art design and her ambitions below. 1. Congratulations on being shortlisted for The Conran Shop and The Marandi Foundation's Designer of [...]

Percussive Power: Meet the Man Behind Therabody

Chiropractor Dr Jason Wersland's journey into percussive therapy began in 2007 after a motorcycle accident; the rest is history. The Conran Shop had the honour of asking the founding force behind Therabody about business, inspiration, and lockdown challenges.  1. Please tell us more about who you are and about Therabody. In late 2007, I was [...]

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 [...]
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 [...]

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