May 13, 2015
Content by Terence Conran
Eleven years ago Terence Conran, founder of the Conran Group, set out to create a range of beautifully designed furniture that was accessible, worked well and would bring pleasure for years to come. Embodying the Conran philosophy and combined with his signature easy-living style, the recently rebranded Content by Terence Conran collection does just that.
Terence now works independently on a variety of projects, of which include the Boundary Hotel, the Albion brasserie chain, Les Deux Salon restaurant, the Design Museum and Benchmark furniture. As such, he wanted to rebrand our Company in a more personalised way, hence our recent name change to Content by Terence Conran.
July 24, 2014
After a successful launch 18 months ago, the world renowned design hotel ‘The Thief’ in Oslo, Norway, has recently transformed several rooms to create two unique, luxury suites. One of the suites is partially furnished by the British godfather of design, Sir Terence Conran, and the other by the up and coming star of design, Lee Broom.
The Brit Suite, launched in June 2014, is the latest edition to the hotel’s collection of Designer Suites, paying homage to British design, art and culture. Teaming up with local designer Karina Holmen of Norwegian design practice ESKE, we utilised pieces from the Content by Conran collection, including the sophisticated contours of the Ellis sofa and the classically simple Balance shelving, to create a sleek, sexy impression.
May 7, 2014
Make the most of your time, space and funds with this indispensable guide to contemporary living by one of the world’s leading experts on interior design. Sir Terence Conran firmly believes that objects and their surroundings should be plain, simple and useful. These three key factors equate to easy living and form the basis of the design guru’s latest book PLAIN SIMPLE USEFUL: The Essence of Conran Style.
Sharing his philosophy, that “good design improves the quality or people’s lives”, this book guides you through practical design which will perform well over time, providing the remedy to superficial, shoddy and second-rate styling. Organised according to the main activities that take place at home, the pages are filled with inspirational interiors, many of which are Conran’s own, and a number of unique projects designed by Terence exclusively for this book. From iconic examples of classic designs, guidelines for decorating and a peek behind the closed doors of enviable, well-ordered cupboards, larders and stowing spaces – you’ll find all the inspiration you need to embrace easy living.
Want the look? Shop our top 5 effortlessly stylish, confident and timeless buys to the Essence of Conran Style:
1. Balance alcove shelving by Terence Conran from £515
2. Aspen 4 seat sofa by Terence Conran from £1845
3. Mica accent tables by Terence Conran £185
4. Matador armchair by Terence Conran from £1025
5. Wave sideboard by award-winning Russell Pinch from £1745
February 12, 2014
Amos Lighting was established in 2000 by David Amos, one of the country’s leading designers of residential and hospitality lighting. The Company brings a passion for good design to the South West, as well as the experience of working alongside many of the region’s leading architects and interior designers. Located in Exeter, their showroom features design-led lighting from around the globe alongside contemporary furniture from respected brands.
Our relationship with Amos spans back many successful years and continues to grow in strength, having recently established a dedicated Content by Conran space on their shop floor. Together, we look forward to guiding you through our furniture solutions, and while you’re there, why not benefit from their Lighting Design Service or personal Home Design Solution offered.
Marsh Barton Estate
Exeter, EX2 8QX.