"I'm delighted to be judging the WIN awards again which really do promote and celebrate the very best in design from around the globe. I've been given two of my specialist subjects, residential interiors and furniture design, so I am really looking forward to seeing some exceptional design from the candidates. If the quality is anything like last time, I'll be green with envy again looking at some of the world's most beautiful homes."
Sir Terence Conran
Terence Conran is one of the world's best-known designers, restaurateurs and retailers. Born in 1931, he founded the Habitat chain of home furnishings stores that revolutionised the UK High Street in the 1960s and 1970s by bringing intelligent, modern design within reach of the general population.
Today he is Chairman of the Conran Group which owns restaurants, shops and hotels in exciting cities around the world and has a thriving architecture and design practice Conran & Partners, who work on major projects worldwide with a particular focus on Asia where they are working on major projects in the UK, India, Japan, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.
Terence is collaborating with Marks & Spencer to design an exclusive range of homewares and furniture in the UK and with jcpenney in the US. He also designs furniture for Content by Conran, Benchmark and The Conran Shop.
Terence is also the Chairman of The Conran Shop with stores in London, Dublin, Paris and across Japan.
Terence has always been a great supporter of education in design and founded the Design Museum in London and until recently was the Provost of the Royal College of Art. He is proud of his role in this and hopes that these two enterprises have helped to educate the public, particularly school children, and raised awareness of the importance of design in all our lives.
Terence's recent restaurant ventures are Boundary in Shoreditch which is a restaurant, roof top bar & grill, café and boutique hotel as well as a large restaurant and bar on Fleet Street called Lutyens with a members club and four private dining rooms.
He has written more than 50 informative books selling over 30 million copies of his publications worldwide.