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A Design Paradise

Imagine a one-stop shop packed with offerings from Noguchi, van der Rohe, Marmimekko, and Iittala—such a wonderland lived a lifespan of less than 10 (1969 to '78). Despite its having been closed for 22 years, in 2000 Forbes named Design Research, in Cambridge, Mass., one of the most influential design stores; it's now immortalized in a new book by Jane Thompson and Alexandra Lange. [The Moment]