Talk:Design Research (store)

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Notability[edit]

User:Jsfouche flagged this article for WP:Notability concerns.

Yet the article cites three articles which say things like:

  • "The pioneering retailer would influence American design tastes and sensibilities in ways that are still evident today."
  • "Forbes said that in 2000, when he conducted a customer survey of influential design stores, Design Research came out on top — and it had been closed for 22 years."
  • "In the home furnishings sector, Design Research was perhaps the seminal store of the second half of the 20th century. Today, 35 years after the company folded, its impact can still be felt."

In addition:

  • the Brattle Street building won the AIA's 25-year award
  • the article has 5 incoming wikilinks (which I recently added).
  • There is a book about it (admittedly by someone who was involved with it).

I'd think this was considerably more than what is required by WP:GNG; I have continued to add references showing notability and removed the notability flag. --Macrakis (talk) 05:46, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes, DR is certainly notable in the history of design and of retailing. Reify-tech (talk) 12:55, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Design Research International and Design Research Inc.[edit]

It would be good to know what the official name of the corporation was. The stores are sometimes referred to as "Design Research International" -- was that an official name? a d/b/a? a nickname? --Macrakis (talk) 20:20, 24 October 2010 (UTC)