Conran was best known for founding retailer Habitat in the 1960s, which is widely credited with popularising modern continental European design in the UK. He passed away aged 88 at his home in London on 12 September 2020.
“I feel so privileged to have had Sir Terence Conran as a mentor and lifelong friend and will miss him greatly,” said Heatherwick.
Conran “revolutionised how we think about our homes”
The founder of Heatherwick Studio credited Conran with bringing modern design and food to the UK through his Habitat brand, the founding of London’s Design Museum and establishing a series of restaurants.
Above: Terence Conran. Top image: Conran with Heatherwick in 1994 in a pavilion designed by Heatherwick, which was purchased by Conran