Architectural practice, Conran + Partners aim to create spaces and places that improve the quality of peoples lives and the built fabric of our towns and cities. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach which embraces architecture and interiors, the practices portfolio encompasses residential projects, hotels and restaurants, as well as work and retail spaces, mixed-use developments and master planning with commissions across the UK, Europe and Asia.
The practice benefits from a long and prestigious history, with decades of experience gained under the leadership of Sir Terence Conran. Under his stewardship, the firm was responsible for iconic designs ranging from Bluebird Café and Quaglinos through to Butlers Wharf and The Design Museum. This book shows how the current team at Conran + Partners is building upon this rich heritage, while also taking the firm onwards into new sectors and fresh parts of the world, embracing 21st-century challenges.
With a stated ambition to create spaces that evoke a welcoming sense of place where communities can thrive, there is a particular respect for functionality and practicality, fused with a sophisticated approach to aesthetics and materiality. Context, too, is always a vital consideration, whether seen in terms of the history and provenance of an existing building, or the wider neighbourhood. Drawing on a range of projects from around the world, the book celebrates a diverse range of spaces within the three main sections: Home, Pleasure and Place.
Writer and journalist Dominic Bradbury has written more than a dozen books on design, architecture and interiors, including Rabih Hage: Quiet Architecture (Lund Humphries, 2018) and the best-selling Mid-Century Modern Complete (2014). Bradbury also works for many leading newspapers and magazines around the world, including The Financial Times/How To Spend It, The Times, The Telegraph, World of Interiors, House & Garden, Vogue Living, and many international editions of Architectural Digest and Elle Decoration.