Frances Ro: Housewares Hunter

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Frances Ro: Housewares Hunter

Frances Ro

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Since taking over her father's Los Angeles–based importing business and department store a few years ago, the 34-year-old Frances Ro has brought incredible new kitchenwares to the US—everything from stellar pressure cookers and pots made by 165-year-old German company Fissler to ingenious soap-conserving sponges from the Japanese company Goodbye Detergent! "I get excited about things that are innovative, design-driven and, most importantly, things that solve a common problem," Ro says.

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