Plain Simple Useful

Plain Simple Useful

The Essence Of Conran Style

Book - 2014
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Terence Conran has always believed that objects - and surroundings - that are plain, simple and useful are the key to easy living. By being practical and performing well over time, they are as much the antidote to superficial styling as they are to the shoddy and second-rate. Applied to the home as a whole, this discerning approach results in interiors that are effortlessly stylish, confident and timeless, with plenty of room for the expression of personal taste.

Plain Simple Useful is organized according to the main activities that take place at home. Inspirational interiors, many of which are Conran's own, and a number of projects designed by him exclusively for this book, provide all the guidance you need to tailor-make your own storage. The book also features iconic examples of classic designs that will enhance any home, as well as a peek behind the closed doors of those well-ordered closets, pantries, and other storage spaces that contribute so much to easy living.
Publisher: London : Conran Octopus, 2014.
ISBN: 9781840916553
Characteristics: 224 pages : color illustration ; 26 cm


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ksoles Aug 03, 2014

With more than fifty years' experience in the home interiors industry, Sir Terence Conran provides an invaluable guide to sophisticated style in his newest book, "Plain Simple Useful." As usual, he promotes his ethos that living spaces should look practical, pared-down and free from superficial decoration in order to feel modern and relaxing.

Examining the home one room at a time, Conran offers golden advice on everything from kitchen planning to choosing the perfect bed linen and shares tips on lighting, storage and display. Illustrations enhance this advice; the book's pictures show rooms that embody the "simple" life and contain modern design classics such as the Anglepoise lamp and Wishbone chair.

To top it off, the book also features woodworking projects for home handymen, supporting Conran’s claim that good organization lies at the heart of every well-designed home.

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