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  Terence Conran
Terence Orby Conran was born on 4 October 1931 in Esher, Surrey, England.
Designer, restaurateur and retailer, Terence Conran came to the public eye during the 1960s where through the Sunday newspaper colour supplements, he spread the word that good design, is good for us.
Terence Conran founded the Habitat chain opening his first store on the Fulham Road in 1964, which was later to become the site of the Conran Shop.
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  Terence Conran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Conran was educated at Bryanston School in Dorset and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design where he studied textiles.
Conran had a major role in the regeneration in the early 1990s of the Shad Thames area of London next to Tower Bridge that includes the Design Museum which is managed by the Conran Foundation.
Conran's sister is the wife of chef Antonio Carluccio.
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 Designer Profile - Sir Terence Conran from Channel4.com/4homes
There was also a love of gardening then a necessary part of the war effort to supplement strict rationing and a fascination with the simple pleasure of growing and nurturing for the pot, a practical creativity that has informed his design work ever since.
Sir Terence began his career as a student of textile design, but was already intrigued by the possibilities of wood.
Sir Terence remembers visitors to the highly successful festival of Britain in 1951 to which he contributed a 3D exhibit being drably dressed and almost overwhelmed by the verve and vivacity for which the Festival would become famous.
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 The Observer | Food monthly | Food: Caroline Boucher has lunch with Sir Terence Conran
Conran is no stranger to the show - he already has two gold medals under his belt - one of which was for a chef's roof garden and featured Jeremy Lee, this year's chef and currently downstairs in the kitchen preparing the meal he will be serving at Chelsea.
Conran recalls the first garden he did in 1995 for the Imperial War Museum, which he themed around a bombed terrace house set in 1945, with the kitchen under a tarpaulin and an Andersen shelter.
Today, Jeremy is cooking the meal (Conran says he always enjoys watching chefs tackling an Aga) that he is serving in the Chelsea garden: fresh asparagus from the garden with a garlic and anchovy dressing, boeuf à la mode, and meringue with gooseberry fool.
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 CTV.ca | Terence Conran shows success can be by design
Conran is in Toronto to deliver the keynote speech at the three-day design exposition The Interior Design Show.
Truth be told, Conran didn't actually invent the duvet as he might have your believe.
In was in those early days that Conran, perhaps by accident, found a wedge of opportunity for his furniture business in the 1950s.
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 Leaders In London Summit 2006 - Terence Conran Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Conran and Partners also worked on the redevelopment of the Great Eastern Hotel in London, the Bridgemarket site in Manhattan and have just finished working on a number of projects for MORI Building Company in Tokyo including the Roppongi Hills complex and the Niki Club in Nasu, a luxury hotel forty miles from Tokyo.
Terence Conran on Restaurants was launched in April 2000, with Terence Conran on London published later in the year.
Terence Conran Bathrooms, Terence's latest release (June 2004) discusses the expanding role of the bathroom in the modern home and its evolution from a purely functional space to a sanctuary for retreat and restoration.
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 Terence Conran: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Terence Conran: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic
The design museum is a museum in shad thames, near tower bridge in central london....
The fashion designer Jasper Conran is his son with his ex-wife, EHandler: no quick summary.
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 Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts features | Say it with flowers
Terence Conran is threatning to leave the design museum over its show of Constance Sry's floral arrangements.
It is hard to see why anyone, especially Terence Conran, should be troubled by the idea of the Design Museum dedicating an exhibition to the floral art of Constance Spry.
Conran, after all, re-designed the domestic interior of the 1960s while making it available to people who had never before enjoyed the luxury of thinking about how they lived.
arts.guardian.co.uk /features/story/0,11710,1316197,00.html   (902 words)

Conran's career is based on a belief, demonstrated particularly with the setting up of Habitat in the sixties, of the importance of good affordable design in everyday life.
Sir Terence Conran was born in Esher 4 October 1931 and from an early age he made things, constructing model ships and yachts in a little woodworking shop.
Conran Holdings is the parent company of the Conran group, the principal activities of which are architecture and design, and the operation of restaurants, shops and hotels in Europe, the USA and Japan.
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 Terence Conran on Design - PowerBookSearch!
Instead of employing impenetrable terms and the doublespeak found in many a dense, academic work of criticism, Conran attempts to understand for himself and convey to the reader why he finds certain objects pleasing--why, for example, he likes to look at some objects and colors but disdains others.
In Conran's view, not even the ubiquitous paper clip is too mundane to consider.
Terence Conran (prefaced by "Sir" by those who revere the order of knighthood) is once again larger than life.
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 Bridging the Market | Metropolis Magazine | May 2000
Terence Conran, the British designer, restaurateur, and retailer, has returned to America, ready to woo stylish New Yorkers with two new restaurants and a high-end home-furnishings emporium.
Conran's ambitious Bridgemarket redevelopment mirrors a similar scheme he engineered at London's Butlers Wharf, formerly a desolate area by Tower Bridge.
Conran's penchant for over-the-top detail is evident in the dining room, which features a huge "shellfish altar" stacked with pyramids of lobsters, crabs, and oysters beneath a glass etching of a giant lobster.
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 Conran Sir Terence Orby - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Conran Sir Terence Orby - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Conran, Sir Terence Orby (1931-), British designer, publisher, and restaurateur.
Born in Esher, Surrey, Conran was educated at Bryanston School,...
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 Welcome Back, Conran
Conran is here taking his final stroll through Bridgemarket before phase one of the project opens on December 8, a vast, subterranean challenge to Pottery Barn called the Terence Conran Shop.
In England, Conran is less a celebrity than he is a postwar monument, like the West End's aggressively modern Telecom Tower -- glaringly large and futurist for the ancient London skyline.
And he is no stranger to New York, either: The Conran's housewares chain was a Yankee extension of Habitat, the hugely influential British chain he founded in 1964; it was a stylish, mid-priced furnishings mecca before it foundered during the Bush years.
www.newyorkmetro.com /nymetro/realestate/urbandev/features/1592   (914 words)

 Royal Doulton Launches Terence Conran Line
Royal Doulton has partnered with world leading designer, restaurateur and retailer Terence Conran to create the Terence Conran by Royal Doulton collection featuring the finest in casual dinnerware and glassware, premium bakeware, professional cookware, cutlery, utensils and accessories.
The exclusive Terence Conran by Royal Doulton collection will launch in February at Ambiente in Frankfurt and in March at the Chicago Housewares Show.
Terence Conran founded The Conran Group in 1990, and specialized in the architectural design and operation of several restaurants and shops.
www.gourmetretailer.com /gourmetretailer/headlines/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003540890   (491 words)

 BBC - London - Your London - Listed Londoner - Sir Terence Conran
The charitable Conran Foundation set up the Boilerhouse Project, a gallery and resource for students, designers and the public to stimulate design awareness and discussion, at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Conran formed a new design consultancy, CD Partnership, by the amalgamation of Conran Roche with a team of interior designers.
Conran Restaurants is responsible for the management and running of the four restaurants and three bars within the hotel.
www.bbc.co.uk /london/yourlondon/listedlondoner/conran.shtml   (755 words)

 New guide sticks knife into 'poor' Conran gastrodomes
SIR Terence Conran's empire of aircraft hangar-style restaurants will be condemned as mediocre and over-priced by a major restaurant survey published next week.
The "gastrodomes" of Sir Terence are history, it concludes, pointing out that most openings this year have been small or medium-sized establishments, with almost all newcomers of any quality having fewer than 110 covers.
According to Mr Harden and his co-editor, his brother Peter, given the Conran Group's media profile and endorsements as London's leading chain, "it is amazing how poor most of its offerings are".
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 Conran plans retail complex under NY bridge - Sir Terence Conran Nation's Restaurant News - Find Articles
Conran, in partnership with New York-based Guastavino's Inc., is expected to open two restaurants in the 98,000-square-foot vaulted hall under the Manhattan side of the bridge in late fall.
Conran previously had operated Conran's -- a more budget-minded version of the Terence Conran Shop -- at several locations in the United States, but he pulled out of the venture in 1991.
Conran Holdings also owns and operates more than a dozen restaurants in London and Paris, including Coq d'Argent, Alcazar, Sartoria, Bluebird Restaurant and Bar, Mezzo and Bibendum.
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 HighBeam Research: Library Search: Results
Sir Terence is the complicated and enigmatic genius...
Interview: Terence Conran - Home is where the art is; Terence Conran's own designs and brilliant retailing of beautiful objects at Habitat and The Conran Shop have made post-war Britain a much more elegant and attractive place.
Funny Peculiar; To mark his 70th birthday, Sir Terence Conran is curating an exhibition of unique and offbeat photographs.
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 Terence Conran on Restaurants - The Overlook Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Terence Conran has been making that dream a reality for over forty years, remaining at the cutting edge of those influencing culinary tastes here and abroad.
In Terence Conran on Restaurants, top people in the restaurant business such as Colman Andrews, editor of Saveur magazine and George Lang of Café des Artistes fame, share their thoughts on what makes a really good restaurant.
Terence Conran is one of the world’s leading designers, retailers and restaurateurs with successful restaurants all over the world, including Bibendum, Le Pont de la Tour, Cantina del Ponte, Butlers Wharf Chop House and his first U.S. venture, Guastavino’s in New York City.
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 The Adventures of Sir Terence pix - 1/1/2005 - Interior Design - CA498690
Terence Conran is having a much-needed cup of coffee.
The man who presides over design firm Conran and Partners, 10 shops, and 33 European and U.S. restaurants, among other things, has just returned to London on an overnight flight from New York, where he celebrated the publication of his Designers on Design.
In addition, Conran and Sainsbury's supermarkets have introduced a line of housewares, starting with a kettle, a toaster, saucepans, and some 130 other items.
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 Conran :: Terence Conran :: Timeline
His name was Terence Conran, he was just 17 and he had already demonstrated alongside a keen eye for design an extraordinary entrepreneurial drive.
As a boy he had traded a model boat he had made for a metal-turning lathe, sold dolls’ house furniture to his sister’s friends or pottery to his school masters.
In 1950, Conran quit his course to work for the architect Dennis Lennon, whose practice was commissioned to design the interior of a quarter-scale model of a priceless flying boat for the 1951 Festival of Britain.
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 Terence Conran Kitchens: The Hub of the Home Cookbook by Conran, Terence - Cooking.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
In terms of planning, the kitchen makes unique demands, and Conran covers both the overarching style concerns and the nitty-gritty practicalities of making your dream kitchen a reality.
The book ranges from the basics of good design (whether starting from scratch or fitting new appliances into an old layout) to an encyclopedic look at all the materials (storage, lighting, worktops, and more) available to the kitchen designer today.
As always, Conran provides case studies and floor plans, bringing the best kitchens within reach of every reader.
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 Chef's Garden, The by Terence Conran,A. M. Clevely - 1579590500
Terence Conran has combined his passion for good, fresh produce with his flair for design to show how to create productive and beautiful kitchen gardens in small spaces.
Terence Conran's name is associated with good design.
There are plants that the cook must always have on hand, such as herbs for flavoring; rarities that cannot be found in supermarkets, like mizuna greens; and crops with a "fugitive" flavor that must be eaten as soon as they are picked, such as asparagus and fraise des bois.
www.cambiumgardening.com /books/Cooking/1579590500   (3305 words)

 Waitrose.com - Terence Conran - Waitrose Food Illustrated
Vanilla ice cream, pigs' bladders and Mussolini's mistress are just three of the things the celebrated food and style guru discusses with Heidi Ruge.
Having a swim, then sitting at a table in the sunshine with a bottle of wine and drawing with a soft pencil and a pad of cheap paper.
Conran's latest restaurant, Paternoster Chop House, is due to open in London EC4 next month.
www.waitrose.com /food_drink/wfi/notesandmiscellany/humour/0409106.asp   (564 words)

 Amazon.com: Terence Conran's Easy Living: Books: Terence Conran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
by Terence Conran "The home is an emotional concept as much as a physical, serviced structure: bricks and mortar, plumbing and writing, as well as comfort, security and..." (more)
Conran, together with Niemeyer and Corbusier are the masters of modern living (to me, myself and I, of course).
Just because Terence Conran is rendered as the guru of modern living, it doesn't imply that he's the person that has reinvented the wheel but just that person with the extra edge or confidence to apply what we have already known all along about modern living, that person who opts to lead a simplistic life.
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