Bill Indursky and Chris Sansbury, co-owners of Vintage and Modern, a comprehensive online marketplace for antiques, modern furnishings, art, and jewelry, make their predictions for the hottest finds for 2009.
The two believe that the serious furniture collector will want Memphis style furnishings from the movement that brought Pop and De Stijl to the 70s and 80s, as well as mosaic ceramics from the likes of Antonio Gaudi’s assistant, Jujol. They also predict that one of the biggest trends will be Japanamation, which they describe as a bold Pop graphic Asian. Black lacquered items will also be hot, declares the pair, adding that the largest change in attitude will be a move away from the luxury trend of the early 2000s to a sensible, value-oriented 2010s. This does not mean cheap, remark V&M’s gurus, but correctly priced!
On the collectible side, very large scale Italian colored glass will be sought after, as will American designer art glass of the 80s and early Italian industrial design. What will be the most overused colors for interiors in the coming year? Black and white with pops of red, they maintain, which is a slight move away from the most popular color in 2008, which the pair declared was gray. If you’ve been collecting mirrored furniture, Indursky and Sansbury say you may want to rethink that this year, as it is the product that dropped most drastically in selling popularity last year.