‘Visionary’ retail entrepreneur Sir Terence Conran dies aged 88

Sir Terence Conran

Sir Terence Conran, the British designer and retail entrepreneur who ‘revolutionised the way we live in Britain’, has passed away.

Sir Terence Conran, who was best known for founding the homewares chain Habitat in 1964, died on Saturday at his Berkshire home, Barton Court, according to a family statement.

Born in Kingston upon Thames in 1931, Conran began his career by making and selling furniture in London. Habitat went on to form the foundations of a retail empire that spanned brands such as Mothercare, Heal’s, Richard Shops and BHS.

A designer and restaurateur as well as a retailer, Conran was at the centre of the aesthetic revolution of the 1960s.

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