Cooper-Hewitt: Game Change in the Design of Retailing

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Jane and Benjamin Thompson, FAIA, collaborated for two decades on Design Research, the postwar emporium that introduced advanced designs from abroad. The book Design Research: The Store that Brought Modern Living to American Homes, by Jane Thompson and Alexandra Lange chronicles the renowned "General Store of Good Design," and reveals the backstory of the store and the unique approach to shopping it pioneered. Michael Bierut moderates a discussion with leading innovators in the design of retail environments to celebrate Design Research and its legacy.