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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 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 [...]

New Designers 2021: Meet Alexandra Record

Innovating flat pack, foldable furniture for the needs of the modern home, Alexandra Record’s unique Motion Side Table design joined the ranks of the daring dozen shortlisted for The Conran Shop’s New Designers 2021 award; learn more about Record’s inspirations and design ethos below. 1. Congratulations on being shortlisted for The Conran Shop and The [...]

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 [...]

Vision and Tradition: Meet BORNN Enamelware

In celebration of The Conran Shop’s new partnership with Turkish enamelware brand BORNN and the release of their Colorama collection, we connect with founders and sisters Öykü Thurston and Basak Onay to discuss the brand’s sustainable values and their aims to revive and modernise the traditional craft for a contemporary audience. 1. Firstly, please tell [...]

Icons at The Conran Shop: Panthella Table Lamp

Commemorating 50 years of Verner Panton's design and celebrating the newly launched anniversary edition, we take a closer look at the timeless Panthella Lamp. Unveiled in 1971, the Panthella Table Lamp is a Danish design classic. Created by Verner Panton in partnership with lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen, the light is instantly recognisable by its distinctive [...]

Icons at The Conran Shop: Sacco Anatomical Easy Chair

As we celebrate the launch of the Sacco Anatomical Easy Chair in three Conran Shop-exclusive colourways, we explore the history of the remarkable design, the celebrated pioneer for the now-familiar 'bean bag' chair. An Italian icon, the Sacco Anatomical Easy Chair was conceptualised by trio Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini and Franco Teodoro in 1968. Exhibiting [...]
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 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 [...]

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