Jader Almeida’s Licce Rocking chair from #TheConranShopEdit

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Join me at a special panel discussion led by Wallpaper* magazine’s Suzanne Trocme, at The Conran Shop during the London Design Festival. Panellists include Jader Almeida, Magnus Long and Russell Pinch, who will discuss their design influences, the creative process and how excellent design enhances everyday life.
When
Where
24th September, 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30 (BST)
The Conran Shop, Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, London SW3 6RD
RSVP Here (Free entry)
…or send me your questions to ask the panellists in the comments under this post, on Twitter & Snapchat (ID: SparknCube)

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O, den of great design
…where have you been all of my life?

Let me start by addressing fellow Londoners, WHY HAVE YOU NOT TOLD ME ABOUT THE CONRAN SHOP BEFORE? I feel straight-out betrayed that I am discovering this place – this, Ali Babba’s den of treasures, in my tenth year in London. While it might have something to do with the fact that to me, London ‘Chelsea’ is but a figment of imagination, a faraway land where tall elves frolic in designer garb and their children scoff at us poor people in big red taxis, it still does not explain why I haven’t even scouted the place with condescending hipster gait back in the days. Which reminds me, there is another store in Marylebone, which does suit my bill better (I smart). Now I wish I had done that since I would have much better taste in belongings, in general. So I stood serenading this shop – twice, as the heavens were chucking down something mighty on the day I visited, and it was one fantastic shelter all right.

The reason I visit, is because I am now essentially ‘cheating on fashion with furniture’, to borrow the words of one Carrie Bradshaw, and have decided to skip MFW and do London Design Festival. I’m working with the Conran Shop to behind the scenes of the #TheConranShopEdit Designer Panel Discussion event on the 24th September, with questions from YOU. So come, and get lost between the sheets in the store with me, see #TheConranShopEdit of hand-picked edit of extraordinary furniture and lighting, and talk to the panellists: living legends and up-and-coming talent of furniture design. Most importantly, come see what I’m talking about – RSVP now! See, I’ve decided on spending more time amongst great taste and hope some of it will rub off. To my international readers, please join in on the fun by either leaving a comment here, or via Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat (ID: SparknCube) by sending my your comments and questions to ask to the panellists on the day. Or just send me boob pics, you know how much I like those.

Event collaboration with The Conran Shop. Photography and graphic design Park & Cube

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Shimmer Side and Coffee tables by Patricia Urquiola from from #TheConranShopEdit
Piet Hein Eek’s Hand-folded lamps

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19 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, what an incredible shop! If I lived in London I’d be there, but sadly Melbourne is a bit far away. Excellent collab!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  2. I creepily watched your snapchat story like ten times so I could snoop this place over & over again :3 It’s not fair, it seems every city has a gorgeous design concept store like this, except the one I’m in :( I’d be pretty shocked too if I had gone that long without knowing there was such a place so close to me too! The photos here remind me of the department stores in Tokyo. I definitely would spend hours in here!

    TFM BLOG

  3. This place is everything! I love the colours :)

    Jeffrey Chung
    jeffreyjournal.com

  4. Dream flat in the making!

    http://lifeandcity.tumblr.com

  5. I’d love to join all the gorgeous fun, but sadly I don’t see a chance to be in London on the 24th :-( . I do have a question for the panel, though it’s a mighty banal one: any chance a Conran Shop will open in the Netherlands in the nearish future? We’re a small country, so if Belgium or Germany will be the Chosen One that’s fine, too (please more towards the Dutch border rather than the Polish border! I’m running out of perks, I know!).
    Also: Sorry, I’m fresh out of boob pics; next time, Gadget, next time!
    XO,
    Izzy
    http://www.nearnoise.com

  6. Lovely Photos & enjoy your weekend! :)

    Lisa | Joy Della Vita Travelblog

  7. Such an incredible concept store – can you teleport those cups and just about everything else to me? Awesome post Shini.

  8. Such an incredible concept store – can you teleport those cups and just about everything else to me? Great post Shini!

  9. Okay I’m so sorry I didn’t tell you! I actually go to an eyebrow lady right around the corner from the shop and NEVER even thought about going inside even though it looks amazing through the windows. And now… I may have to visit! I’m going to RSVP for the event now! Can’t wait to see (and hopefully meet) you! #fangirl

  10. Design week wins hands down. Wish I could make that talk.

    Buckets & Spades

  11. I have long wished for my own flat just so I can serenade my space with Conran furniture and bespoke mirrors and paintings. Not quite happened yet, but I’m hopeful ;) And yay! I’ve just RSVP’d so see you soon!

    -x.
    Sherida.

  12. Sorry Shini I didn’t tell you but I’ve always thought that Jasper Conran was a kind of John Lewis of furniture so- great quality but not so cool. I’ve recently had to eat my words after finding some real treasures in John Lewis and I guess Jasper shop would fall into the same category. Awesome photos.
    Ana
    http://www.champagnegirlsabouttown.co.uk

  13. Anna

    This is amazing, I’ve a question for Jader Almeida: if the Licce Rocking Chair was in your house, which room would it live in? Can’t wait to see my question being answered, thanks Shini!

  14. I love all of the shots above! The colour and everything, and, the transparent in the last picture is perfection <3

    RLN

    Real Life Nerd // http://www.vivienekok.blogspot.com

  15. The still-life photography is on point as usual, I don’t know why more people commission you Shini. Anyway since you mention questions let me ask one for all the designers equally: Design inspirations, in the morning or evening?

    VISIT Cookies, Chairs and Bears blog

  16. I’ll admit I got really excited when I saw the headline because I thought this would be the post about photography and photo editing tips that you referenced at the start of the year! I am eagerly awaiting that one. But The Conran Shop looks incredible. So many gems here.

  17. That one’s still coming, I promise! xx

  18. Just RSVP’d with 3 of my colleagues from the office, can’t wait to meet you – love the Conran Shop as well, just around the corner from where we work and it’s the biggest temptation every afternoon after work…

  19. I want everything in this shop! Amazing!

    Cary at http://www.my-focal.com