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Conran Foundation

Design for quality of life

The Conran Foundation was founded by Terence Conran in 1980 to promote a better understanding of the commercial and cultural benefits of good design.

The Foundation’s first initiative was the Boilerhouse project, set up in 1981 in a dilapidated space in the basement area of The Victoria and Albert Museum and eight years later became today’s Design Museum in Butler’s Wharf. Plans are also on the way for an even more extensive museum in Central London.

Each year The Conran Foundation continues to support the next generation of designers by sponsoring the degree shows at the Royal College of Art.