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  1. The Fifty Million Dollar Design King

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    London Line (Colour series 2)
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    COI synopsis: Whether it’s for home or executive suite Terence Conran has the most sought after look in contemporary furnishing design, from luxury sofas to stacking chairs and fancy drapes. Terence Conran...

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  2. Good Taste and Common Sense (1982 Video)

    Design; History; Sociology
    Out of Distribution, Videocassette. VHS. col. 76 min., 2004 sale: £15.00 (inclusive)

    Six selected official British government information films showing how Britain has been portrayed over the 60 years: 1: Insight - Terence Conran (1981, 14 min): traces the success of Terence Conran’s...

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  3. Design museum in London (1990)


    Interview with Terence Conran on his new Design Museum in London’s Docklands. He describes its contents-everyday objects from throughout the world and graphics- and talks about what it will give back in...

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  4. Habitat/Mothercare merger with BHS (1985)


    Interview with Terence Conran on the merger of his Habitat/Mothercare company with the British Home Stores (BHS) department store, and his plans to bring a modern look to to BHS products and stores. Male...

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  5. London in Festival Year 1951

    Design; History
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 66minutes), £19.99

    A collection of films in celebration of the 1951 Festival of Britain. Features the last films made by Humphrey Jennings - FAMILY PORTRAIT, and Richard Massingham - BRIEF CITY, written for the Observer by...

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  6. Charles Rennie Macintosh: A Modern Man (1996 Video)

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    Architecture; Art
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 45 min., 1998 sale: £12.95 (inclusive)

    Profile of Scottish artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh to mark the centenary of his masterpiece, the Glasgow School of Art. Looks at Mackintosh’s youthful intellectual curiosity, early successes...

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  7. Our side of the river (1986)

    Documentary; Interview; Special

    David Clarke presents a Bank Holiday special documentary on London Docklands Development Corporation plans to regenerate London’s Docklands area with a new residential area and how the area became derelict...

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  8. Coi Collection: Vol 2 - Design for Today (2010)

    Architecture; Design
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 296 minutes), £19.99

    Established in 1946, the Central Office of Information (COI) was a successor to the wartime Ministry of Information and was responsible for producing thousands of films which celebrated Britain, its people...

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  9. Designing the Decades (2004)

    Design; FE
    Sale, VHS (60 minutes each), subscription only

    A series celebrating 40 years of British designs. Details compiled from TRILT - see

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