5 Must-Visit Modern Design Shops

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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.
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  Calma Chicha, ArgentinaAt 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
    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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  Bauer Pottery, JapanStoried California ceramics company Bauer Pottery opens its first showroom in Tokyo, a mirror of the original in Los Angeles.
    Bauer Pottery, Japan

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

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  Aesop, San FranciscoLocated 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.
    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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  The Green Ant, UtahAt 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  Photo by: Brent RowlandCourtesy of: 2012 Brent J Rowland
    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

    Photo by: Brent Rowland

    Courtesy of: 2012 Brent J Rowland

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  Artek 2nd Cycle, FinlandDesign 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  Photo by: Niclas Warius
    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

    Photo by: Niclas Warius

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