About Habitat

Habitat Retail is a retailer of household furnishings in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, and has franchised outlets in other countries. Founded by Sir Terence Conran, it was sold by the IKANO Group, owned by the Kamprad family, in December 2009 to Hilco, a restructuring specialist. There are currently three outlets, owned by Home Retail Group.

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Home Retail Group

Fun Facts

  • So that you can get your old electrical products recycled, Habitat have made a financial contribution toward the development of recycling collection points (known as Designated Collection Facilities) throughout the UK through membership of the Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS).
  • Habitat launched Platform, a design initiative and gallery space housed in the King's Road store in 2012 that now hosts a calendar of design exhibitions throughout the year.
  • Terence Conran founded the company in the1960s in Fulham Road in Chelsea[3] by Sir Conran, his then wife Caroline, Philip Pollock and the model Pagan Taylor.
  • The Home Retail Group acquired the three Central London stores in Tottenham Court Road, King's Road and Finchley Road and the transactional website. It has since begun to roll out mini Habitat stores within Homebase branches nationwide.