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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 21, 2012 01:03 AM
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by Lizz last modified Dec 20, 2012

When I was at my parent’s house in Milwaukee this past weekend, I read “Design Research: The Store that Brought Modern Living to American Homes.” Design Research was a store that started in Cambridge which brought together the best of … Continue reading  →




 

 

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When I was at my parent’s house in Milwaukee this past weekend, I read “Design Research: The Store that Brought Modern Living to American Homes.”

Design Research was a store that started in Cambridge which brought together the best of international design, and was founded by Ben Thompson. After getting his Masters, my dad worked for Ben Thompson at BTA (Ben Thompson Architects).

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I remember going to the building Ben Thompson designed for Design Research and getting to pick out a plate when we still lived in Boston, so I’d be about 2, but it might have already become a Crate and Barrel by that point.

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Design Research also introduced Marimekko to the US. Marimekko%20dresses

The book is a must have for anyone interested in design objects, industrial design, interior design, visual merchandising or retail.

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Here’s a picture of my parents reusing their Design Research bag in Boston in the 70s.

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