Terence Conran: My Life in Design will appeal to designers, students and all those who have grown up with the work of the multi-talented Sir Terence Conran.
Author: Terence Conran
Publisher: Hachette UK
In My Life in Design, Terence Conran tells the story of the Conran brand from the founding of the Conran Design Studio sixty years ago to the creation of the Design Museum, now moving to a dazzling new space on High Street Kensington in November this year. Extensively illustrated chapters consider the many areas where Terence and his design team have made a lasting impact on the way we live our lives, including the founding of Habitat, which introduced good, affordable homeware to the high street, his restaurants, which brought Britain out of the culinary dark ages to discover the joys of eating out and his talent for rescuing and regenerating abandoned buildings and bringing them back into exciting new use. My Life in Design is illustrated with more than 400 images - many from private collections that have not been published before. The book is introduced by internationally renowned designer, Thomas Heatherwick, who identifies his mentor Terence Conran as 'a modernist who, together with a tiny handful of others, gave us a new vision of Britain and ourselves.' Now in his eighties and still designing beautiful homeware and opening buzzy, welcoming restaurants, Terence reveals the secrets and stories of this transformation of British design. Gloriously lively, opinionated and visually stimulating, this is the only book to tell the story of Terence Conran's remarkable career in his own words. Terence Conran: My Life in Design is published in time for the opening of the Design Museum at its new home in a world-class building. It will appeal to designers, students and all those who have grown up with the work of the multi-talented Sir Terence Conran.
The book combines essential facts with authoritative opinions - everything, as the industrial designer Raymond Loewy once said, from a lipstick to a steamship - but brought right up to date.A series of essays begin by introducing how design ...
Author: Stephen Bayley
Category: Art and design
Includes the leading names, movements, materials and processes such as furniture, fashion, cars, graphics, products, signs and symbols that have influenced the world of design.
A complete guide to home improvement the environmentally friendly way: whether you want to redecorate or redesign your home, this essential book provides all the information you need to reduce your home's carbon footprint and improve the ...
Author: Terence Conran
A complete guide to home improvement the environmentally friendly way: whether you want to redecorate or redesign your home, this essential book provides all the information you need to reduce your home's carbon footprint and improve the quality of your life. For 40 years, Terence Conran has been a leader in intelligent design, changing the way we think about and furnish our homes. No, Conran shows us that it is possible to convert our existing homes into greener, healthier places without starting from scratch. Whether you want to redecorate or resign your home, Eco House Book explains how relatively small and economic changes can be made, including simple repairs to improve energy efficiency, water saving tips, and productive gardening, to more dramatic overhauls such as redesigning room use, converting basements and extending your home. Environmental issues should be part of every decision you make on the home front--from selecting fabric for soft furnishings to designing and siting a home extension. Special focus is given to reducing the vast amounts of energy and water that homes consume on a daily basis, with advice on low energy lighting strategies and decorative choices, improving insulation and reducing energy use, the latest green heating systems, alternative ways of generating power, and electricity reducing appliances. As we are urged to change our lifestyles to reduce our carbon footprint and consumption of water, there has never been a better time to green your home.
The following day, ten miles away, a young designer called Terence Conran
opened his first Habitat store. Having worked at the Festival of Britain in 1951, his
ethos was that good, simple design can change your life. Terence was excellent
Author: Diarmuid Gavin
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
His work has long been recognised for its innovation and his reputation for clashes with the so-called gardening 'establishment' are famous. He has won many accolades including Silver Gilt at Chelsea Flower Show, however, arguably his biggest achievement was to popularize gardening through the medium of television and move it away from the exclusive and stultifying atmosphere of a private club. This is Diarmuid's characteristically open and honest account of his chaotic, inspired and infuriating (to himself and others) road to success.
SEBASTIAN 40 CONRAN IN THE DESIGN INDUSTRY IT'S ACTUALLY A
STIGMA IF YOU'RE NOT DYSLEXIC I draw a lot. ... design? Hopefully not landfill!
My father Terence Conran was always very encouraging, he gave me tools and
taught me in the ... All my life I've made things and been interested in how things
Author: Kate Power
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
A beautifully designed book (packed with photos) full of wise words and encouragement from successful dyslexics working in comedy, architecture, law, fashion and many other amazing (and achievable!) careers. Honest about the challenges of dyslexia (like problems or embarrassment at school), while showing how its strengths can be used to your advantage (for example how visualising and big picture thinking can make you shine at work), this is a book of colourful conversations with creative, motivated and successful people who are brilliant at what they do, and who achieve incredible things because of their dyslexia. There is also a section from people working to support people with dyslexia, who have researched the subject or work directly helping dyslexics on a day to day basis, who they share their top tips and advice gleaned from their years of experience. Read on to gain encouragement and inspiration in your own careers!
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FOLLOWS FUNCTION , " the modernists ' mantra , is for Conran not so much a
theoretical position as robust common sense . “ Because of my upbringing in the
Author: Elizabeth Wilhide
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Describes Conran's approach to design and shows examples of his work and items featured in his home stores
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done in my life, and I hope that you are very proud of your individual contributions
— thank you. ... IN THIS CASE COOKIES, TO CREATE THE GREATEST IMPACT
THE INSPIRATION FOR THE TEA CANS CAME FROM TERENCE CONRAN.
Author: Stafford Cliff
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
50 Trade Secrets of Great Design: Packaging looks behind the scenes at fifty commercial product package designs, revealing how designers work with clients from concept to completion. A wealth of working drawings, computer visuals, thumbnail sketches, and color photographs demonstrate the formation of each concept and how the final design was executed.
... Sir Terence Conran , our national guide to modern design , looks Notting Hill . “
I was making my way in hard times , " he recalls . " We good for his 69 years . His
skin is smooth and clear and he's comfort had to learn the business side of life ...
The main section of the book comprises an A-Z of iconic people, products and processes from 20th century to the present day with biographies of leading designers from past and present, as well as corporate histories, product appraisals, and ...
Author: Stephen Bayley
Design is all around us, it is impossible to avoid. Everything that surrounds us has been designed - from the paperclip and the iPod, to our homes and the way we live. Design: Intelligence Made Visible forms the definitive statement on design for this century. Written by Stephen Bayley, one of the world's best known commentators on modern culture and Terence Conran, one of the world's leading designers and arbiters of taste, this new mini edition pays tribute to the leading names, movements, materials and processes such as furniture, fashion, cars, graphics, products, signs and symbols. The book combines essential facts with authoritative opinions - everything, as the industrial designer Raymond Loewy once said, from a lipstick to a steamship - but brought right up to date.A series of essays begin by introducing how design has its place in modern cultural history including Terence Conran's definition of design. The main section of the book comprises an A-Z of iconic people, products and processes from 20th century to the present day with biographies of leading designers from past and present, as well as corporate histories, product appraisals, and witty accounts of relevant management, cultural and social theories.This is simply the indispensable guide to the contents of the modern world in a pocket-sized format.
Author: Brigitte Borja de MozotaPublish On: 2003-08
Using Design to Build Brand Value and Corporate Innovation Brigitte Borja de
Mozota ... TERENCE CONRAN Designer and entrepreneur, United Kingdom,
2001 “I went to Bryanston in Dorset, a school that had a rather unconventional
system, ... Central opened my eyes and introduced me to exciting new ideas
about art and design. ... Arts and Crafts movement, which emphasizes the
importance of craftwork and the role of design in improving life not merely for a
few but for everyone.
Author: Brigitte Borja de Mozota
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Providing a synthesis of practical blueprint and theoretical field guide to managing design, this comprehensive reference shows how the various disciplines of design - product, packaging, graphic and environmental - create value and contribute to company performance.
The great love of her life was her enormous cat. ... I argued with her, but she
would not hear of a penny more. ... This Terence Conran – whom we knew, but
not well – agreed to design; not something he normally did, but I think he liked
the idea ...
Author: Angela Huth
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'A delightful memoir' Kate Saunders, The Times 'Fabulous . . . dazzling' Tatler 'Enchanting . . . movingly lyrical' Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Country Life This short volume has turned out to be merely a handful of recollections of well-remembered times and stories - some probably misremembered, too - and a few people who have played a crucial part in my life. And some confessions: I have never before tried to write about my doll phobia, for instance, or about the effect synaesthesia has had over the years. I can only hope that this collection of stories from times past might give some idea of a mostly happy life that has gone, and is going, much too fast. At the age of five Angela Huth decided she would become a writer. Hers was an idiosyncratic childhood. Her parents were known to be a highly glamorous couple: Harold was a famous actor and film director who possessed legendary charm; Bridget was known for her lively sense of humour, fluency in foreign languages and her penchant for giving memorable parties. But in spite of her parents' initial happiness, they parted after the war. Eleven years later they got back together, happily, though each would have a lover for decades. After her education ended prematurely - Bridget didn't believe in university for women - Angela Huth went from reluctant debutante to professional writer, switching from journalism to short stories, novels, plays for television and the stage. Praise for Angela Huth: 'A first-class writer' Sunday Telegraph 'There is a very strong case for Huth replacing Jane Austen on the school syllabus' Sunday Times 'Angela Huth knows her own range and writes within it; she is an excellent exponent of the traditional English social comedy . . . she is in perfect control' Daily Telegraph
Author: Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)Publish On: 1998
Sir Terence Conran She had an extraordinary influence on my life . My sister and
I ... There were a lot of conscientious objectors teaching us art and design , and a
wonderful man called Don Potter who had been a pupil of Eric Gill and taught ...
Interview of the week Stephen Bayley: design consultant and writer My week:
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was discovering Terence Conran's Habitat shops — 'a big revelation'. He worked
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In a style no less grandiose than its claims the New York Metro described Sir Terence Conran as " a postwar monument . . . a self ... The sculptor Eduardo
Paolozzi had a terrific influence on my life and my approach to art and design .
Landscape designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd describes the inspiration behind some of her most beloved gardens and offers practical advice on planting plans and garden design.
Author: Arabella Lennox-Boyd
Arabella Lennox-Boyd is one of the foremost garden designers in the world. She has created some of the country's most stunning private gardens, in addition to commissions for the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and projects for Sting and Sir Terence Conran. Looking back over her extraordinary career, Arabella takes us on a tour of thirty of her most important gardens and describes the inspirations that led to the final design. Famed for her herbaceous borders and a passionate collector of plants and shrubs, Arabella imparts her expert wisdom on planting and offers practical advice on landscaping. Each chapter begins with a short story on the item or plant which inspired the garden in question, followed by a description of the garden and how Arabella conceived the design. The book will be illustrated with beautiful photography and accompanied by Arabella's sketches and masterplans. There will also be a useful glossary of planting information for reference.
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My marriage was in a bad way whether or not the workshop was a cause . ...
whole way I personally designed , there was never a finite self - contained
historical entity called ' workshop ' in my life : there ... Sir Hugh Casson had
assembled a most unlikely trio to teach in his Interior Design School ; namely , Terence Conran ...
Author: Norman Potter
Publisher: Hyphen Press
Illustrates and discusses Potter's own work and experiences as a designer, craftsman, and poet.