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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.

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 [...]

London Design Festival 2021: Our Latest Exclusives

In celebration of the 2021 London Design Festival, we proudly present our latest collaborations with our new and longstanding partners. The exclusive collection of 21 designs for autumn 2021 features furniture and lighting with a Conran Shop twist by the likes of Warren Platner, Ilse Crawford, a staggering four pieces from Hans J. Wegner, and [...]

London Design Festival 2021: Our Own Brand Exclusives

Pioneering the contemporary design movement with our own-brand offering, The Conran Shop continues to work closely alongside leading British designers to curate an unparalleled in-house edit. We are proud to introduce multiple new furniture collections and enhancements of some of our favourites, debuted this autumn at the London Design Festival. Cross Leg Chair Collection by [...]

London Design Festival 2021: Meet Damien Poulain

The London Design Festival is back and, dare we say it, better than ever. To mark its return after the global COVID-19 pandemic, French artist Damien Poulain transforms our Chelsea windows with his mesmerising 'Magical Value of Shapes' display: a colourific backdrop to our latest global exclusives. Read on to see what drives and inspires [...]

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 [...]

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 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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