Sebastian Conran

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Sebastian Conran (born 1956) is a British designer.

Early life[edit]

Born 5 April 1956 in London, his father is designer Terence Conran and mother, author and journalist Shirley Conran. He is the elder brother of the fashion designer Jasper Conran.

Conran was educated at Bryanston School in Dorset, southern England. He then studied industrial design engineering at the Central School of Art and Design in London. Subsequently, he worked with the punk band The Clash, designing clothes, posters, promotional material, record sleeves, and stage sets.


In 1978, Conran was working at Wolff Olins, a corporate and brand identity consultancy. Three years later he was head of product design at Mothercare.

Conran established Sebastian Conran Associates (SCA), a product and brand development consultancy in 1986 and in 1992 started a separate design partnership with Tom Dixon, another designer. From 1999, he headed product and branding design in Studio Conran under Conran & Partners, part of the Conran Group (led by his father Sir Terence Conran).[1] In 2008, he re-established the design company Sebastian Conran Associates as managing director, based in west London.[2]

Passionate about designing thoughtful, stylish products that are satisfying to use, Sebastian believes ‘form follows fabrication’ by clearly understanding how things are to be made and how they are to be used and experienced. He has created a plethora of enduring, innovative designs that have received many design awards and patents.

Conran has designed for the department store chain John Lewis.[1] As a writer he produced articles, books, and papers on design and has taught at the Royal College of Art.

Sebastian Conran is a trustee of the Design Museum in London.[3] and is a member of the Council of the UK Design Council.[2]

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