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Terence Conran is one of the world's best-known designers, restaurateurs and retailers. In the 1960s he founded Habitat - the chain of homeware stores that brought good, modern design within reach of the general population for the very first time.Over the subsequent 50 years Terence built another group of companies centred around design, retailing, restaurants and hotels. Today, Conran owns restaurants and shops in eight cities throughout the world and a design business serving many international clients that includes architecture and interior design, product and graphic design and brand licensing.In January 2011 Conran began working with Marks & Spencer in the UK, designing an exclusive range of homewares for the store. In 2012 Conran signed a deal to collaborate with US retail giant jcpenney to design an exclusive range of furniture, lighting and accessories for the home. The initial collection launched in spring 2013 into 300 jcpenney stores throughout the US and there will be new ranges launching each spring and autumn.Terence was knighted for his services to design in 1983 and has been provost of the Royal College of Art in London. In 1982 he opened the very first museum in the world dedicated to design, which is now the celebrated Design Museum in London, due to move to new premises in 2015 thanks to a massive expansion programme.From Library Journal:
British designer Conran's latest book returns to the source of much of his inspiration, France. Conran looks back at France's glorious past, as the basis of today's greatness. Supplemented by 375 gorgeous color photographs, the well-written text explores French excellence in food, design, architecture, city planning, gardens, fashion, and the home. All is infused with a loving appreciation for the ability to turn everyday activities into artistic and stylistic triumphs. Conran's treatment of French rural and small-town life and daily routine celebrates design in the service of life. Highly recommended. Margaret Jean Owens, Santa Ana Public Library, Cal.
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Book Description Little, Brown and Company, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110316153273
Book Description Little, Brown and Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0316153273 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0098040
Book Description Little, Brown and Company, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0316153273
Book Description Little, Brown and Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0316153273. Bookseller Inventory # H4-416
Book Description Conran Octopus Limited, Barcelona, Spain, 1987. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. N/a (illustrator). First American Edition. Book remarkably preserved for over 25 years in private collection since it's publication in 1987. Has been kept from elements in climate controlled environment, so pages are clean without any smell. Dust jacket is protected in mylar cover; jacket has no tears or scratches. Binding is strong and intact. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 52588