Fellow of the year 2017
Sebastian began his journey stacking shelves at Habitat, the store his father; Sir Terence Conran, launched. Growing up in a creative environment with mother and author, Shirley Conran, it was inevitable that as a natural creative, he would soon discover his own design specialism.
Since he has gone on to create thousands of successful products from concept for clients such as John Lewis, Villeroy & Boch, Virgin Atlantic, Nissan Cars, VitrA and more and has influenced and improved the landscape of British and global product design for over three decades.
With a hands-on, down-to-earth approach, Sebastian has been intimately involved in all design aspects of a project during the innovation journey, sharing his wealth of experience and manufacturing expertise regardless of the size or financial value of each project. Sebastian now heads Studio Conran but began his journey grounded in a ‘design is 95% hard work’ ethic.