M&S signs up Conran

Marks & Spencer yesterday unveiled a partnership with the founder of household furnisher Habitat as part of a move to modernise its Home department.

British designer Sir Terence Conran will oversee the design of furniture, bedding, lighting and kitchenware in the “contemporary” section. M&S chief executive Marc Bolland is overseeing the revamp which is part of his shake-up of ranges.