About the Author
Terence Conran is one of the world's leading designers, furniture-makers, restaurateurs and retailers. He was the founder of the Habitat chain of stores, which brought good, modern design within reach of the general population. He is Chairman of Conran Holdings, the parent company of the retail and restaurant businesses, and also Chairman of CD Partnership, his architecture and design practice. There are Conran Shops in London, Paris, Hamburg, Tokyo and Fukuoka. Terence Conran's books include The Essential House Book, Terence Conran on Design, The Essential Garden Book, Classic Conran and most recently The Ultimate House Book. Max Fraser, author of Design UK 2, writes about design for magazines such as The Independent Magazine and Elle Decoration. Still in his early twenties, he has just been asked to sit on the judging panel for next year's 100% Design. He is also the author of the Design UK series which has sold over 20,000 worldwide.