Encore Presentation: Roisin Murphy on Terence Conran's The House Book
The Spark Parade
In this repeat episode from last year, I had the enormous pleasure of speaking with Róisín Murphy (one of my musical and artistic heroes) about Terence Conran's classic The House Book, a guide to home interior design and decoration. But that's only the tip of the iceberg. We spoke about Róisín's love of design and architecture, a formative road trip she took as a teenager and so, so much more. Links:Róisín MurphyThe House BookChapelle Notre Dame du HautCarlo Scarpa
Pod Trawlers Episode 22 - how to save a planet, japanese women's rights, Sir Terence Conran, and MORE
Pod Trawlers - we trawl through podcasts so you don't have to
Hello! Welcome back! Here are some great podcasts to see you through the rest of this Friday and the weekend, beginning with Vic’s choices of great podcasts, all three of which have a little bit, or a lot, come to think of it, to do with climate change: 1) The Daily – a New York Times podcast hosted by Michael BarbaroThe episode which Vic has chosen is called A Self-Perpetuating Cycle of Wildfires. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/11/podcasts/the-daily/wildfires-california-fire-zones.html2) The Intelligence – a podcast produced by The Economist The episode recommended by Vic is called Great Walls of Fire. https://www.economist.com/podcasts/2020/09/11/in-the-western-us-you-have-this-double-whammy-of-urbanisation-plus-climate-change-california-ablaze3) How To Save A Planet Last but definitely not least, this brilliant podcast is brilliant because it accepts climate change as a given, and then focuses on what we, collectively, can do about it. https://gimletmedia.com/shows/howtosaveaplanetThe episode recommended by Vic is called Unnatural Disasters.https://gimletmedia.com/shows/howtosaveaplanet/8whgvrm/unnatural-disasters Moving away from the subject of climate change, Veronika’s choices of favourite podcast listens are:4) Sir Terence Conran on Desert Island Discs in 1996https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0093nczSir Terence Conran died in September at the age of 88. He was an iconic designer and entrepreneur and, at one point in time, one of the UK’s most successful restaurateurs. 5) Witness History – The American Who Put Women's Rights in the Japanese ConstitutionThis is a BBC World Service Podcast. Each podcast consists of 10 minute snippets of history as told by the people who were there.There are so many fascinating episodes to listen to, but Veronika’s choice this time around is an episode which was broadcast on the 8th of August. The episode is about Beata Sirota Gordon’s push to ensure that Japanese women were given equal rights in the post-war Constitution drafted by the Americans. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cszmv7 As always, THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! Please don't forget to LIKE us (or even LOVE us) and don't forget to follow us on Twitter at: @podtrawlersPodtrawlers is created and hosted by Victoria Crofton-Wadham and Veronika Hurbis. Artwork and editing is by Veronika Hurbis. Special thanks to Paul Pod for perfecting our logo. And special thanks to Anna Meredith whose brilliant tracks feature in our podcast episodes. #podtrawlers #bestpodcasts #bestpodcasts2020 #thedaily #climatechange #theintelligence #howtosaveaplanet #terenceconran #desertislanddiscs #BeataSirotaGordon #japaneseconstitution #womensrights #listentothispodcast #podtrawlers #witnesshistory #alexblumberg #AyanaElizabethJohnson #theeconomist
Benchmark's Sean Sutcliffe talks wood and remembers Sir Terence Conran.
Material Matters with Grant Gibson
Sean Sutcliffe co-founded high-end furniture maker, Benchmark, with the late Sir Terence Conran in the early ’80s, when he was fresh out of Parnham College. Initially, he produced work for The Conran Shop, Heals and Habitat, before helping Terence change the face of the London restaurant scene by creating furniture and fittings for Bibendum and Quaglino’s. Subsequently, Benchmark has gone on to do commissions for the likes of the National Gallery, the Natural History Museum, the Eden Project, Vodafone’s world headquarters, and The Gherkin (or 30 St Mary Axe) to name just a few. Sutcliffe has also collaborated with the likes of Foster + Partners and David Rockwell and has just launched a new chair collection with the up-and-coming designer, Mac Collins. Most recently, the company made all the pieces for the Connected project – organised by the American Hardwood Export Council and on show at the Design Museum until 14 October 2020 – which featured furniture made from designers such as, Thomas Heatherwick, Jaime Hayon, Maria Bruun and Ini Archibong, among others. Starting with a team of three, the firm now employs 70 people. In other words, Sean has built a hugely successful business around skill, craft and, of course, wood.In this episode we talk about: his relationship with Sir Terence; how his love of timber began; studying at the legendary Parnham College under John Makepeace; finding the heart of a craftsman; the future of work; and the importance of apprenticeships.It’s searingly honest and really quite emotional. Learn more about Benchmark at: benchmarkfurniture.comAnd learn more about me at: grantondesign.com Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/materialmatters?fan_landing=true)
Episode #09 - How Sir Terence Conran Changed Our Homes
Break Out Culture With Ed Vaizey by Country and Town House
We talk to designer Sebastian Conran about his father’s legacy and his influence on British design. We discover Cromwell Place in South Kensington, London’s newest venue for galleries and collectors shaking up the art world. Plus we talk to the Dutch artist Jan Hendrix at his home in Mexico about his new exhibition, Paradise Lost, just opened at Shirley Sherwood’s Gallery of Botanical Art at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. We’re tracking down and rereading: The House Book by Terence Conran We’re visiting Electronic: from Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers The Design Museum - Designmuseum.org Paradise Lost : an exhibition by Jan Hendrix The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanic Art, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew https://www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/paradise-lost-jan-hendrix-exhibition Cromwell Place in South Kensington Visitors must register to visit beforehand at Cromwellplace.com Edited and Produced by Alex Graham
Pictured: Sir Terence ConranMatthew Bannister on: Sir Terence Conran, the designer and businessman who transformed the UK’s approach to home décor and eating out.Dame Diana Rigg, the actor who combined a critically acclaimed stage career with stardom on TV and film.Shere Hite, who wrote the Hite Report which changed attitudes to female sexuality.Toots Hibbert, the Jamaican singer often called “the man who invented reggae".Interviewed guest: Deyan Sudjic OBEInterviewed guest: Michael QuinnInterviewed guest: Matthew SweetInterviewed guest: Lola AtkinsInterviewed guest: Dame Jenni MurrayInterviewed guest: David KatzInterviewed guest: Glady WaxProducer: Neil GeorgeArchive clips from: Profile, Radio 4 22/04/1983; The Festival of Britain, British Pathe 07/05/1951; Desert Island Discs, Radio 4 01/09/1996; Game of Thrones Series 7 Episode 3, directed by Mark Mylod, HBO 30/07/2017; Front Row, Radio 4 10/09/2020; Today, Radio 4 11/09/2020; Private Passions, Radio 3 3/12/2012; The Avengers, ABC 1965; Woman’s Hour, Radio 4 02/05/2006; The First Time With Toots Hibbert, 6 Music 17/01/2019.
Dennis Kelly on The Third Day, Nica Burns, Jan Carson, Sir Terence Conran
Nica Burns, owner of some of the biggest West End theatres, discusses her plan to re-open them in sequence from 22 October, starting with Adam Kay’s one man show This is Going to Hurt and, in November, the hit musical Six. But what about large-scale shows like Harry Potter or Everyone’s Talking About Jamie? Writer Dennis Kelly tells Samira about The Third Day, his new project starring Jude Law and Naomie Harris. It's a psychological thriller, set on an alluring and mysterious island, that's been brought to life through a collaboration between Sky Atlantic and the immersive theatre company Punchdrunk. The drama consists of six one-hour episodes for TV plus a live-streamed twelve-hour event. The Northern Irish writer Jan Carson is best known for her award-winning magic realist novels. But her new work - shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award – is an authentic slice of rural protestant life. She discusses why this community is not often written about and explains why it’s important that their voices are heard now.And in an interview with John Wilson from 2013, the designer Sir Terence Conran - who died this weekend at the age of 88 - remembers how his collaboration with the Italian/Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi changed the direction of his approach when he was a young student of textile design in the 1940s.Presenter Samira AhmedProducer Jerome WeatheraldMain image above: Jude Law in The Third DayImage credit: (c) 2020 Sky UK Ltd & Home Box Office , Inc
Sir Terence Conran is a true legend, a man as iconic as his amazing style and of course the Conran store. His incredible journey to where he is today tells us about and his energy to carry on creating. And the Conran magic continues with his children. Terence is a true gent and a fascinating man. Have a listen this week and enjoy!Conran Shop:http://conran.com/ https://www.conranshop.co.uk/designers/terence-conran.htmlSubscribe to The Lifestyle News Hound on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-l…und/id1151513287...and follow us on instagram@thelifestylenewshoundThe Lifestyle News Hound is produced by Rebecca Huston and recorded by Daniel Lucas of Dpict Mediamusic by Rebecca Huston
The Way We Live Now: An evening celebrating Terence Conran
Chaired by Design Museum Director Deyan Sudjic, this evening of presentations and discussion draws together leading figures from the various worlds that Terence Conran’s parallel careers have influenced and informed
The New Elizabethans: Terence Conran. To mark the Diamond Jubilee, James Naughtie examines the lives and impact of the men and women who have given the second Elizabethan age its character. Terence Conran has changed the way Britain looks and introduced the concept of good taste and design to the living room in post war Britain. Still working at 80, his career spans a revolution in the restaurant world, the founding of the Design Museum, his home retail and style makeover with the Habitat and Conran stores together with his many books on food and lifestyle.The New Elizabethans have been chosen by a panel of leading historians, chaired by Lord (Tony) Hall, Chief Executive of London's Royal Opera House. The panellists were Dominic Sandbrook, Bamber Gascoigne, Sally Alexander, Jonathan Agar, Maria Misra and Sir Max Hastings. They were asked to choose: "Men and women whose actions during the reign of Elizabeth II have had a significant impact on lives in these islands and/or given the age its character, for better or worse." Producer: Sarah Taylor.