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My Life in Design



The only book that accurately chronicles the most remarkable career in British retail and design, The Conran Shop is delighted to present ‘My Life in Design’, written by its founder, renowned businessman and restaurateur, Sir Terence Conran, on his legacy and unparalleled impact on the industry.

Published in hardback by Conran Octopus and with a foreword by renowned designer and Conran protégé Thomas Heatherwick, ‘My Life in Design’ tells the story of the man who changed the way we live in the UK, from inspiring a shift in interior design to reinvigorating the restaurant industry.

Since the founding of the Conran Design Studio 60 years ago, the Conran brand has been instrumental in the direction of creativity in British design, with Sir Terence Conran paving the way. This volume details the movements of the brand, through the establishment of Habitat and The Conran Shop, and is bought to life with 400 beautiful illustrations that include images from private and unpublished archives.

A monumental collection of design achievements and iconic moments, ‘My Life in Design’ collates the stepping stones that blazed the way for the Conran brand and made Sir Terence the integral, incomparable figure that he is today.


  • Newly released volume by Sir Terence Conran
  • Hardback cover
  • Over 400 illustrations

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