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    1. May 25, 2012

      ‘Daunt’s bookshop is such a beautiful space’

      My perfect London day is in late spring, before the city has got too hot and stifling but winter’s shadow has been left...

    2. January 24, 2012

      From Commonwealth Institute to Design Museum

      London’s Commonwealth Institute, once a thriving exhibition space on a prime west London site in Kensington, has lain empty...

    1. January 10, 2012

      M&S boosted by strong food sales

      Marks and Spencer is cutting £30m of costs to keep its profits on track, after a poor performance in womens’ clothing and...

    2. November 18, 2011

      The Inventory: Terence Conran

      Sir Terence Conran, 80, is one of Britain’s most significant modern designers. His retail successes include Habitat and the...

    3. November 18, 2011

      Natural habitat – the world’s workshop

      With a knowingly ironic twist, the new exhibition devoted to the work of Sir Terence Conran at the Design Museum is titled...

    4. September 19, 2011

      Mothercare undergoes midlife crisis

      Not many high street retailers make it to their half century, but Mothercare, which celebrates the opening of its first...

    5. June 24, 2011

      Habitat’s UK arm goes into administration

      As many as 750 jobs have been placed in jeopardy after the UK arm of Habitat, the homeware design retailer started by Sir...

    6. June 23, 2011

      Home Retail to pay £24.5m for Habitat

      Habitat, the homeware design brand started by Sir Terence Conran in 1964, is poised to close up to 30 UK stores after its...

    7. May 18, 2011

      Moss rules out musical chairs

      As Aviva revives its hunt for a new chairman after Sir Richard Broadbent’s decision to take the Tesco job instead, one...

    8. May 13, 2011

      M&S hires Dutch designer Wanders

      Marcel Wanders will focus on Christmas gifts but will also design some home ranges Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks...

    9. March 25, 2011

      M&S in home furnishing push

      Marks and Spencer has teamed up with Sir Terence Conran, the designer who created the Habitat chain, to revitalise its home...

    10. September 5, 2009

      Return of bubbly

      Chums of Cenkos founder Andy Stewart gathered midweek to celebrate his 40th anniversary in the City at the new Green's...

    11. August 29, 2009

      Chairs

      Chairs By Judith Miller Conran Octopus, £40 FT bookshop price: £32 Judith Miller is well-known to FT House & Home readers...

    12. June 13, 2009

      Catwalk catfights

      George Davies obviously takes pleasure in needling knights: Sir David Jones, former chief executive of Next, which the...

    13. May 9, 2009

      Cuba invites foreign investors into beach resort

      Overseas private investors and homebuyers are to be given a rare chance to buy Cuban real estate in a move that marks a...

    14. July 22, 2008

      Sharp rise of companies in administration

      The number of companies going into administration has risen 16 per cent so far this year as British businesses succumb to...

    15. July 5, 2008

      City Lofts enters administration

      City Lofts, the former Aim-listed company associated with Sir Terence Conran, was yesterday put into administration. A...

    16. June 14, 2008

      No-frill noodle king targets western giants

      Alan Yau, the founder of Wagamama, has done well for somebody who hates to cook. Having made his name with the creation of...

    17. May 23, 2008

      Labour foodies

      The New Labour project is in tatters; their dining project, that is. First, take the fate of Granita. This is the Islington...

    18. May 13, 2008

      Fashion for eating out has yet to be sated

      Sir Terence Conran's decision to sell his stake in D&D London, estimated to be worth more than £100m, has raised concerns...

    19. May 13, 2008

      Conran favours the personal touch with accent on simplicity

      Sir Terence Conran is a little miffed by suggestions over the weekend that his decision to sell most of his restaurant...

    20. May 12, 2008

      Conran favours the personal touch with accent on simplicity

      Sir Terence Conran is a little miffed by suggestions over the weekend that his decision to sell most of his restaurant...

    21. May 12, 2008

      Conran to sell his stake in restaurant group

      Sir Terence Conran's restaurant group, which includes Le Pont de La Tour and Coq D'Argent, could be merged with another...

    22. April 2, 2008

      Shame to lose the man who worked wonders at M&S

      From Sir Terence Conran. Sir, It seems sad to me that Marks and Spencer is being condemned for appointing Sir Stuart Rose...

    23. December 11, 2007

      BAA paves Terminal 5 with retail gold

      An upmarket London shopping development with a litany of luxury labels is due to open in the new year, giving its site the...

    24. October 15, 2007

      Art sale auctions see record prices

      Sales of contemporary art at the big London auction houses over the weekend have been buoyant, allaying fears of a price...

    25. October 15, 2007

      Art sale auctions see record prices

      Sales of contemporary art at the big London auction houses over the weekend have been buoyant, allaying fears of a price...

    26. September 21, 2007

      Inspiration in austerity

      For anyone who grew up with postwar British furniture and textiles, their new status as highly prized design icons may be...

    27. August 25, 2007

      Highland fling

      Sale: Scottish and Sporting Pictures and Sporting GunsLocation: The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire,...

    28. June 13, 2007

      Conran criticises ‘Heathrow hassle’

      BAA’s “commercial passion for profit” has wrought “chaos and confusion” at Heathrow airport, according to the celebrated...

    29. June 12, 2007

      An old friend rediscovers its youth

      The building sings. It breathes again. And yes, it resonates. That was the important bit. No matter how pristine the Royal...

    30. November 28, 2006

      Reverse takeover at Bank Restaurant

      Bank Restaurant Group is to take over the Individual Restaurant Company in a cash-and-shares deal that values the acquired...

    31. September 5, 2006

      Blueprint for a new Design Museum

      The shop in London’s riverside Design Museum is buzzing with visitors’ conversation. A Japanese father and daughter are...

    32. May 23, 2006

      Gorillaz artist wins designer of year award

      Jamie Hewlett, the figure behind the visual manifestation of virtual band Gorillaz, has won this year's £25,000 Designer of...

    33. March 24, 2006

      ‘There aren’t that many interior shops that I like’

      He’s not yet a household name, nor is he a professional designer, but Fumio Takashima may soon be Japan’s equivalent of the...

    34. March 23, 2006

      Almost all design awards fail to educate designers or clients

      From Mr Nico Macdonald. Sir, The reward for good designers should, of course, be seeing their designs make people's lives...

    35. February 11, 2006

      What is the point of design?

      The first design museum, set up in London more than 150 years ago, featured a "Chamber of Horrors", a cornucopia of the...

    36. February 4, 2006

      Museum has designs on leading the field

      The decision to move the Design Museum from its riverside home to a new London venue in time for the 2012 Olympic Games is...

    37. November 19, 2005

      Bank's purchase of Conran restaurants will double group's size

      Bank Restaurant Group will more than double in size through the acquisition of five restaurants from Sir Terence Conran's...

    38. October 14, 2005

      Sales growth at Ikea accelerates

      Ikea, the Swedish-based home furnishings group, said yesterday that sales growth had accelerated in the past financial year...

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