My first design hero.
When I was in design school, I carried around Terence Conran's Essential House Book like a Bible. He showed me how smart design could change the way you live, and made me fall in love with modern. I love his use of organic elements that make a space feel warm and livable. Plus, I admire the way he stays true to his brand but never rests on his laurels.
See the entire gallery of H&H editor Suzanne Dimma's style icons.