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A home-decor store inspired by an art gallery

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ow much is the one-of-a-kind furniture shop Room 68 based on fine design? It was inspired by the art gallery next door. The home decor in this hidden-away store is the work of breakthrough designers from around the corner and around the world, curated by cofounders who came together after one of them spotted a futuristic bench on display in the gallery owned by another. The bench was marked “Not For Sale.” But the works of art collected here most definitely are. Thornton



Once a major manufacturing center, Massachusetts is now 35th among the 50 states in the proportion of people employed in furniture-manufacturing. Mississippi is first.