Iconic British designer Sir Terence Conran has died aged 88. He passed away peacefully at his London home.
Sir Terence was a designer, retailer and restaurateur. He was best known as the founder of household retailer Habitat in 1964. In the mid-1980s, he expanded Habitat into the Storehouse group of companies that included BHS and Mothercare. In 1990 he lost control of the company. His later retail companies included the Conran Shop and wood furniture maker Benchmark Furniture. He was knighted in 1983.
He was involved in architecture and interior design. In 1980 he established the architecture and planning consultancy Conran Roche.
Conran also ran several restaurants in London. In 2005, he was named as the most influential restaurateur in the UK.
He wrote over 50 books on a number of a subjects including interior design. He sold over 25 million books.
In a statement released through the Design Museum, his family said he had “enjoyed an extraordinary life and career that revolutionised the way we live in Britain”.
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