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July 15, 2013
Indulge in a bit of retail therapy via our gathering of five must-visit modern design shops around the world. Stops include a Buenos Aires storefront specializing in locally crafted wares and a vintage showroom in Helsinki.
Calma Chicha, Argentina

At their Buenos Aires shop, a couple reissues classic Argentine designs—and moves the regional furniture design field forward, one “simple object” at a time. Photo by: Ali Kate Cherkis

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Corrugated metal facade and orange entry door at Bauer Pottery ceramics showroom in Tokyo
Bauer Pottery, Japan

Storied California ceramics company Bauer Pottery opens its first showroom in Tokyo, a mirror of the original in Los Angeles.

Originally appeared in Bauer Pottery Brings US-Made Ceramics to Tokyo
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Aesop San Francisco store
Aesop, San Francisco

Located on the shopper's paradise of Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights, the cork-and-pine shop cuts an understated figure when compared to flashy retail outlets like Jonathan Adler or Marc Jacobs down the block.

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Mid-century furniture at the Green Ant store
The Green Ant, Utah

At his shop in Salt Lake City, collector Ron Green supplies locals with a welcome, and well-priced, dose of modern design. Photo by: Brent Rowland

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Originally appeared in Utah Bound
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Verner Panton Living Tower at Artek 2nd Cycle in Helsinki Finland
Artek 2nd Cycle, Finland

Design enthusiast and Alvar Aalto expert Juhani Lemmetti has transitioned his love of vintage Finnish furniture into a thriving furniture shop in Helsinki. Photo by: Niclas Warius

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Originally appeared in Finnish Lines
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Calma Chicha, Argentina

At their Buenos Aires shop, a couple reissues classic Argentine designs—and moves the regional furniture design field forward, one “simple object” at a time. Photo by: Ali Kate Cherkis

Photo by Ali Kate Cherkis.

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