Imagine if you knew which modern objects would become the antiques of tomorrow. Lisa Roberts proves that you can indeed spot future classics if you know where and how to look for them.
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- What will be valuable 20 years from now? Roberts thinks that a future classic is something that represents the best of design in its time. One of the ways to spot them is to read magazines and to listen for who the hot designers are and what products they are making.
- One of the most famous designers right now is Philippe Starck (considered the "bad boy" of French architecture because of his outrageous buildings). He also designs products and these fly swatters are called Dr. Scud. Perforations form a subtle person's face.
Air chairs (plastic indoor/outdoor chairs) (Dane Decor Downtown)
Louis XV ghost chair (clear chair), knotted rope chair, rainbow chair (Minima)
thermos (Copco by Karim Rashid in fuchsia, gray, orange), Wovo trays, barware (corkscrew, bottle opener, jigger, bottle toppers and shaker) (Copco by Karim Rashid) (Foster's Urban Homeware)
teapot (Michael Graves) (Target)
An ordinary backyard is transformed into a dramatic pool and entertainment area.
An awkward floor plan complete with posts and cinder blocks is resituated into an elegant living room.(7 photos)
Two single moms get a living room that's all grown up for less than $500.