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New Book About Design Research

Design Research Building in Cambridge

Design Research Building in Cambridge

Today’s Boston Globe has an excellent article about a new book about Design Research, the innovative store that opened in Harvard Square in Cambridge, by Jane Thompson, wife of the store’s founder, architect Ben Thompson.

The newly published book, Design Research: The Store That Brought Modern American Living to American Homes,  is written by Jane Thompson and architectural historian, Alexandra Lange. According to the Boston Globe article it is packed with photos of people and products that were sold in the store.  

 

Design Research History Exhibit in Harvard Square Last Year

Design Research History Exhibit in Harvard Square Last Year - Click for a larger view

I knew that the store was originally further down Brattle Street but wasn’t sure just where until seeing the Globe photo of 57 Brattle Street, the original Design Research location.

 

Crate and Barrel, with wares that clearly were influenced by Design Research, occupied the iconic Harvard Square building for many years.  The store was briefly used to display Design Research memorabilia last year – it almost seemed a tease of sorts to many who hoped that somehow the store would be resurrected.  But as the Globe reports, an Anthropologie store is due to open in the D/R building later this year. 

 

The new book about Design Research, Design Research: The Store That Brought Modern American Living to American Homes is published by Chronicle Books and available at local bookstores.

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