Design: The Conrans: A Genuine Dynasty

Shrewd marketing of tasteful products has built an empire

Isn't Sir Terence Conran busy enough for one family? After all, he runs a 900- store empire on both sides of the Atlantic, selling furniture, housewares and clothes that bear his imprint. But no, other family members have got into the act. His son Sebastian, 31, runs an industrial-design firm, and has created products ranging from baby carriages to hangars. Another son, Jasper, 27, is one of Britain's hottest clothing designers, whose clients include Princess Diana and the Rolling Stones. Sir Terence's sister Priscilla oversees the development of new products for her brother and still finds time to create such things...

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