Which modern objects will be valuable 20 years from w? Lisa Roberts, a product and graphic designer and former architect, believes that the antiques of the future are those objects that represent the best in design today. Roberts's collection of objects includes more than 250 everyday items such as computers, lamps, toasters, tea kettles, salt and pepper shakers, all chosen for their exceptional design. Designed by Michael Graves, Karim Rashid, Philippe Starck and other superstars of the contemporary design world, these award-winning products are all relatively affordable and accessible. The book's energetic design and bright, colourful photographs reflect the eye-popping appeal of the products themselves, which offer the perfect combination of form, function and fun. Engaging and informative, Antiques of the Future shows readers how they, too, can develop an eye for distinctive design and start to build their own museum-quality collections.
High design promoter and connoisseur Lisa S. Roberts began her Antiques of the Future collection in the 1980s. Intended to raise public awareness of superior product design, her collection includes upwards of 250 products and has been featured on the HGTV shows Ultimate Collector and Smart Design.