Habitat has been transforming living space design, combining inspiration with the creation of beautiful interiors. On May 11, 1964, Terence Conran, a young furniture designer and restorer, opened the first Habitat store in Fulham Road, London. His ambition was to modernize British furniture by offering contemporary design at affordable prices.
Since its inception, Habitat has emphasized style and launched new trends, attracting personalities such as Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy and Peter Sellers. In 1969, Habitat opened a further nine stores in the UK and one in Canada, with a mail order catalog as well.