Our second year of our column, Design Store(y), sent us around the world spending time inside design-focused shops, interviewing shop owners to hear about what goes on behind the doors. Let’s take a look back at all the stores we toured throughout the year in 2013:
A Visit to Original in Berlin
We started the year by heading to Berlin to visit Lars Triesch’s Original in Berlin, the biggest mid-century modern store in town.
A Visit to Rua Confettora 17
We stayed in Europe, but headed down to Italy to visit with Daniela Bettoni, proprietor of Rua Confettora 17, a shop dedicated to international design. Housed in a former artisan’s restoration workshop, the store still shows signs of its past throughout the space.
A Visit to Poketo
We headed stateside, the the West Coast, to tour Poketo, a design store in the Downtown Los Angeles Design District. Run by husband-and-wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo has set up shop in a 1920s-era warehouse and stocks all kinds of “art for your everyday.”
A Visit to Folklore
We hopped back across the pond to London to check out a new interior design shop called Folklore, owned by stylist Danielle Reid and her husband, Rob. They sell a curated collection of homewards, furniture, lighting, art, and lifestyle goods that are homemade, antique, or made from recycled or found materials.
A Visit to Nannie Inez
A trip to Austin, Texas, landed us at a cute little boutique called Nannie Inez. Owned and operated by Deeyn Rhodes and Lonzo Jackson, the shop carries modern slash whimsical furniture, decor, and lifestyle items by contemporary designers.
A Visit to Garde
Back in Los Angeles, we stop by a store owned by native Angeleno Scotti Sitz, who used to work at the top fashion houses in New York. The loft-like space is full of eclectic offerings but not the usual boutique fare.
A Visit to .IT London
We head back to London, in the heart of the city’s Clerkenwell Design District, tour a new, all-Italian concept store co-owned by Daniele Bendini, a Florentine architect and designer. There’s a design studio and wine bar under one roof, housed in a renewed 18th century palace.
A Visit to Platform 39
We visited new lands to tour Platform 39, a curated shop in Beirut full of items created by designers from the Middle East and Africa.
A Visit to Future & Found
What began as an online shop that quickly gained a strong presence, turned into a physical boutique in London. Future & Found, owned by Andrea Bates, carries home furnishings and design items from both established and up-and-coming designers.
A Visit to Dutch Design Year
Located in the center of Eindhoven, in the southern part of The Netherlands, Dutch Design Year is equal parts store, living room, design, and styling studio. Full of goods from young designers, the space also features styling projects and exhibitions.
A Visit to Urbanspace Interiors
Urbanspace Interiors is a shop and interior design studio based in downtown Austin, Texas. The space showcases a colorful mix of all things modern by established and up-and-coming designers.
A Visit to Zerogloss Design Store
Located in Vicenza, Italy, the Officina11 Studio-designed Zerogloss Design Store is a large home furnishings and decor shop in an old 1960s factory. The museum-like loft features exhibitions of modern furniture and accessories that are surround by walls with inspirational quotes.