Sebastian Conran

Sebastian Conran

18th May 2020

Sebastian Orby Conran, born 5th April 1956, Hyde Park Corner, London.

After leaving Bryanston School with A levels in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Sebastian studied Industrial Design Engineering at Central St. Martins. Where as the Student Union treasurer, he gave the Sex Pistols their first booking, and designed the record sleeves, posters, and clothing for The Clash.

1978

Joined corporate identity consultancy Wolff Olins, gaining creative responsibility for key accounts such as Shell and Pilkington.

1981

led hard-merchandise design at Mothercare - a role that transformed the appearance and performance of childcare equipment.

1986

started product design studio, Sebastian Conran Associates.

1991

formed furniture design & manufacturing studio/workshops with Tom Dixon.

1999

SCA merged with the Conran group where Sebastian was responsible for all product and branding design.

2009

Sebastian Conran Associates is re-established in purpose built studio workshops in West Kensington, London.

He has also taught furniture design at the Royal College of Art, lectures frequently, judges many international design awards, and has written several books, articles and papers.


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