Design Research Building

Local nameDesign Research Building
LocationCambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Design Research or D/R was a retail store founded in 1953 by Ben Thompson in Cambridge, Massachusetts which introduced the concept of lifestyle store; in the 1970s, under subsequent ownership, it became a chain of a dozen stores across the United States; it went bankrupt in 1978. Thompson's goal was to provide "a place where people could buy everything they needed for contemporary living", notably modern European furnishings and in particular Scandinavian design.

D/R has continued to have an outsized reputation: in 2000, a survey of influential design stores named D/R as number one, though it had been closed for 22 years. It influenced later retailers like Crate & Barrel and Design Within Reach.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_Research_(store)

Official website http://harvardsquare.com/History/Glimpses/Design-Research-Building.aspx

Address 48 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Coordinates 42°22'23.725" N -71°7'12.832" E

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