The Marylebone High Street Conran store, which now includes a rooftop apartment, a café and a flower shop, reopened recently. Yes, it’s a 24-hour flight away, but it might just be worth the journey.
The gorgeous three-storeyed space is cleverly designed to show off exactly what the Conran brand – which was kicked off by Terence Conran’s design practice in 1956 and has grown to include the (now-defunct) Habitat label, Conran shops, architecture and restaurants, all overseen by scion Jasper Conran – is about.
The top-floor flat is an example of how to live the Conran way and is filled with vintage pieces by Eames, Paola Navone and other designers, as well as curios collected from all over the world. The second-floor store sells homewares. And on the ground floor another retail space houses a flower stall, a children’s shop and giftware. Visitors can even eat the Conran way on site, at the adjoining Conran Kitchen. conranshop.co.uk