Design Research: The Store That Brought Modern Living to American Homes is a Chronicle Books publication about the Cambridge Massachusetts based housewares and design store founded by architect Ben Thompson.


Thompson, a member, along with Walter Gropius, of The Architects Collaborative (TAC), encompassed all the passions in life in his pursuit to bring modern design to the American mainstream: from interior décor to housewares, and even starting the groundbreaking Harvard Square restaurant Harvest in back of the Design Research store on Brattle Street.

Along with other members of TAC, Thompson would also pioneer the Six Moon Hill housing development in Lexington Massachusetts.