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British designer Sir Terence Conran dies aged 88

Sir Terence Conran - Jeff Gilbert
Sir Terence Conran – Jeff Gilbert

Sir Terence Conran, who shaped much of the way domestic Britain looks today, has died at the age of 88.

The designer, retailer and restaurateur passed away peacefully on Saturday at his home in Barton Court in Berkshire, his influence on furniture and homeware design could be felt in a generation of homes.

In a statement his family described Sir Terence as “a visionary who enjoyed an extraordinary life and career that revolutionised the way we live in Britain”.

They added: “A proud patriot, Sir Terence promoted the best of British design, culture and the arts around the world and at the heart of everything he did was a very simple belief that good design improves the quality of people’s lives.

“From the late forties to the present day, his energy and creativity thrived in his shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels and

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