If you possibly get the chance to go to the Terence Conran Exhibition at the Design Museum, I recommend that you go.
The Way We Live Now is a retrospective of one of the world’s best known designers, restaurateurs and retailers and explores Conran’s design legacy, inspirations and his extraordinary impact on contemporary life in Britain.
For me, it was like a walk down memory lane. I don’t want to give my age away too much, but there were so many things that brought back floods of nostalgia. The fabric designs that my mother loved…the catalogue covers that would have sat on the coffee table when I was a child…the first home-wares that I purchased as a newly-wed…The House Book that was my bible when I was doing up my first house…the restuarants that I frequented in my advertising career…the list goes on.
Here’s a few snaps, but go see for yourself.
“My philosophy is best summed up by the phrase, ‘plain, simple and useful’. Such things may not win many design prizes, but neither do they go out of fashion.” Terence Conran.
The Way We Live Now, The Design Museum, until 4 March 2012.