McCue recently had the honour of relocating one of London’s legendary establishments: The Conran Shop. Now located in London’s prestigious Sloane Square, this transformation is a testament to the enduring legacy of Sir Terence Conran and the boundless creativity he ignited.
Founded in 1973, The Conran Shop is still a beacon of design and innovation in the world of furniture, lighting and home accessories. With the help of McCue and the design maestros behind the transformation, The Conran Shop is taking up a new residence in the heart of London’s Chelsea neighbourhood
The Conran Shop’s new flagship store is nestled just around the corner from Pavilion Road’s vibrant boutiques and cafes. The relocation is not only a tribute to Sir Terence’s vision but also a homecoming, the new store is located a stone’s throw from where the design luminary once lived in Chelsea.
The Conran Shop flagship is a design lover’s paradise. Every corner of this elegant retail space exudes an air of sophistication. From the tastefully arranged furniture to the carefully curated selection of home accessories, every detail reflects The Conran ethos of seamlessly blending style and functionality.
The new store showcases designs from The Conran Shop’s London-based studio. Set against a backdrop of unique murals and commissioned art pieces from hand-picked artists, it offers a journey of design and lifestyle. The store layout is constructed with curated room sets spread across three floors which encapsulates the essence of Sir Terence’s vision of living, inviting visitors to experience design in a tangible and immersive way.
McCue’s role in the relocation of The Conran Shop included enabling works, mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations, as well as the assembly of fixtures, fittings and shop furniture. McCue constructed new wall partitions and ceilings, fitting them with wall panelling, skirting boards and timber-glazed screens. Specialist decoration and external enhancements, including the installation of awnings and signage added the finishing touches to the new premises.
Sir Terence Conran’s legacy is not confined to The Conran Shop; it extends to the design world at large. His creation of the homeware and flat pack furniture line – Habitat. This brand revolutionised the accessibility of contemporary home designs through traditional department stores. It ultimately changed the way people interacted, accessed and thought about furnishing and designing their homes.
In addition to Habitat, Sir Terence played a pivotal role in establishing the Design Museum, which evolved from a basement project at the V&A museum into a celebrated institution now located in Kensington’s Common Wealth Institute.
Sir Terence Conran’s words resonate throughout the design world: ‘The designer’s job is to imagine the world not how it is but how it should be’. His legacy lives on, not only through The Conran Shop but in the hearts of designers, creators and design enthusiasts around the world.
Managing Director Gary Purdy added, ‘McCue is honoured to have played a role in this vision and relocation. The Conran Shop’s new residence in Sloane Square will continue to shape the future of design and curated living’