Jane Thompson
Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, 2010, English
Nonfiction, Interior Design; Nonfiction, Product/Industrial Design
9 x 12 inches, hardcover, 192 pages, 250 color photographs
ISBN: 9780811868181
Suggested Retail Price: $50.00

From the Publisher. 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 Within Reach. 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.

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