Friday, December 16, 2011

Saluting The Patriarch of Modern British Life

The Design Museum in London helps celebrate Terence Conran’s 80th birthday by launching an exhibit on his legacy and impact on modern British daily life. The exhibit is called "The Way We Live Now".

Mr. Conran is undeniably one of the sages of modern daily life in Britain since the end of World War II, and has made his mark through products, books and the architectural vernacular.

Mr. Conran is one of the founders of the Design Museum, and helped establish it initially in the basement of the Victoria & Albert Museum. The exhibit traces the various incarnations of Mr. Conran’s career from his architectural practice to mass retailer of modern furnishings and house wares, to restaurateur.

The exhibit is on display until March 4, 2012 at the Design Museum on London’s waterfront. To learn more about the exhibit go here.

David J. Hansen

Photos from top:
1)   Photo of exhibition poster in the London Metro from the Conran blog
2)   Photo of Terence Conran from
3)   Photo of Habitat store in Dublin from

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