Sir Terence Conran is one of world’s best known designers, restaurateurs and retailers. Born in 1931, he founded the Conran Design Studio in 1956 and later the Habitat chain of home furnishings stores that revolutionised the British high streets in the Sixties and Seventies by bringing intelligent, modern design within reach of the general population.
Later Terence founded The Design Museum in London to promote education in design, the Conran Restaurants group that revolutionised eating out in The United Kingdom and opened The Conran Shop with stores located in exciting cities all over the world. Today he designs furniture for Benchmark Furniture, The Conran Shop and Content by Conran and continues to be influential in the restaurant industry through Bibendum, The Boundary Hotel and Restaurant, Lutyens and the Albion Café. He has written over 50 books including his most recent publication, Plain Simple & Useful: The Essence of Conran Style.