Lisa S. Roberts: Modern Marvels

Antiques of the Future author Lisa S. Roberts looks into design's crystal ball to determine which household objects might become tomorrow's collectibles

HOW DO YOU DEFINE AN "ANTIQUE OF THE FUTURE"? It's a mass-produced but highly defined object that is being made today that I believe—once it is no longer in production—will go up in value because it represents the best of design in its time.

HOW SHOULD SOMEBODY START A DESIGN COLLECTION? The first thing I would recommend—because I love this object—is the OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler. It's in the permanent collection in the MOMA, and it only costs...

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