Conran & Partners is realigning its internal structure this week, with the launch of a product, graphics and branding division, Studio Conran.
Sebastian Conran will lead a team of seven product and four graphic designers there. Four more are to be recruited.
The consultancy is working on two Conran Group projects in London’s Shoreditch, including its forthcoming hotel and restaurant venture the Boundary (www.designweek.co.uk 12 May). The group is also hoping to lease another building nearby.
‘We are looking to put a Conran Shop, restaurant, café and perhaps a showroom there,’ says a Conran Group spokesman, adding, ‘We’re also looking at franchises for the Conran Shop in Dubai and Malaysia and new deals in France and Italy.’
The Conran Group is looking to sell its 51 per cent stake in restaurant business D&D London, which includes Quaglino’s.