Antiques of the Future

Antiques of the Future

Janel Laban
Nov 14, 2006

Lisa Roberts is a collector of "future antiques". She began her collection in the early 80's and it now includes upwards of 250 items - and it is the subject of this book.

She describes her collection as "mass-produced products that are being created today that, once they are no longer in production, will significantly go up in value because they represent noteworthy design in their time."

Lisa has specific criteria for the objects included in the collection:
1. The object must have strong and immediate visual appeal.
2. The object must be massed produced.
3. The object must have been designed and produced in the past 50 years.
4. The object should not be produced with the intent of it being "collectible."
5. The object may have been exhibited in museums or galleries.
6. The object may be in a museum's permanent collection.
7. The object may have been published.
8. The object may have won design awards.
9. The object's designer may have been recognized for preceding designs.

More info (and pictures of the entire collection) are at

The book is available at Amazon for $19.77.

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