British designer Terence Conran died at the age of 88, the Dezeen newspaper reported on September 12 with reference to his family.
“It is with great sadness that we report that British designer, retailer and restaurateur Sir Terence Conran died peacefully today at his home in Barton Court,” the report said.
Conran’s relatives noted that he made a revolution in British life.
“Sir Terence promoted the best of British design, culture and art around the world, and at the heart of everything he did was a simple belief that good design improves people’s lives,” they said.
Conran was the founder of The Conran Shop and Habitat, an international chain of stores, and the London Design Museum.
Furniture and other interior items designed by Conran became very popular in Britain in the late 1950s. It is believed that it was Conran who introduced the word lifestyle into the English vocabulary, and in the early 1960s, Habitat promoted European quilted and down quilts.
In 1989, Conran helped to found the Design Museum in London, which in 2016 moved to the central metropolitan area of Kensington, where the most famous museums of Great Britain are located.
“No one has done more to create modern Britain than Terence Conran. Throughout his career, he was looking for ways to make life better for everyone,’ said Dejan Suzic, former director of the Design Museum.
For his services, Conran was knighted and awarded the British Order of Honor.