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Sebastian Conran

Author of Contemporary Lighting

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Sebastian Conran
(born 5 April 1956 at Hyde Park Corner in London) is a British designer. Conran was educated at Bryanston School in Dorset, southern England. He then studied Industrial Design Engineering at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Subsequently he worked with the punk band The Clash, designing clothes, posters, promotional material, record sleeves, and stage sets. In 1978, Conran was working at Wolff Olins, a corporate and brand identity consultancy. In 1981 he became as head of product design at Mothercare. In 1986, Conran established Sebastian Conran Associates (SCA), a product and brand development consultancy. In 1992 he started a separate design partnership with Tom Dixon, another designer. From 1999, he headed product and branding design in Studio Conran under Conran & Partners, part of the Conran Group. In 2008, he re-established the design company Sebastian Conran Associates as Managing Director, based in west London.
Conran has designed for the department store chain John Lewis. He has written articles, books, and papers on design and has taught at the Royal College of Art. He is a trustee of the Design Museum in London. He is a member of the Counil of the UK Design Council. Sebastian Conran is the son of the designer/retailer Sir Terence Conran and author Shirley Conran, and the elder brother of the fashion designer Jasper Conran.
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