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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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