Design Research

Design Research

The Store That Brought Modern Living to American Homes

Book - 2010
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When Ben Thompson opened Design Research in Boston in 1953, his innovative store became synonymous with modern interior design, lighting a public spark that still burns today, though the store itself is no longer. When the mass-produced furniture of impersonal department stores reigned supreme, this boutique retailer dared to provide a learned yet unpretentious environment for sleek design. Today, Design Research's legacy can be seen in the showrooms of Crate & Barrel and Design WithinReach. Through interviews, anecdotes and lush photographs,Design Research documents the array of household objects and furniture introduced to the American home through the legendary store that made good design available to all.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780811868181
0811868184
Call Number: 381.4568 T3744d
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Peltason, Ruth A.
Lange, Alexandra
Alternative Title: At head of title: D/R

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