Sir Terence Conran: ‘visionary’ designer died at age 88

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The empire of Sir Terence expanded restaurants, furniture and architecture

Sir Terence Conlon, a British designer who revolutionized retail and decoration, has died at the age of 88.

Most famous as the founder of Habitat, he brought modern style and simplicity to UK homes in the 1960s and later helped found the Design Museum.

“He was a visionary who enjoyed an extraordinary life and career, which revolutionized the way we live in Britain.”

“He was appreciated by his family and friends and we will miss him dearly.”

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The statement said: “It gives us great comfort to know that many of you will mourn with us, but we ask that you celebrate Terence’s extraordinary legacy and the contribution of the country he loved so much . ”

He “preached the best of British design, culture and art around the world”, with an ethic that “there is a very simple belief that good design improves the quality of people’s lives”, he said.