THE CRANBROOK ALUM BRINGING DESIGN CRED BACK TO DETROIT

“Through my studies and looking back to my days at Cranbrook, I realized Detroit has this great design legacy,” says Isabelle Weiss, DECASO dealer and founder of Detroit-based gallery NEXT:SPACE. “However, it is a legacy that most people have either forgotten about, or never knew about—especially when it comes to furniture.”

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THE UNTOLD TALES OF TALISMAN LONDON

Stepping into Talisman’s triple-decker London store, it feels more like you’ve entered a fantasy-land than antiques shop. A Paul Evans Cityscape credenza is tucked into one corner, while a bronze Sergio Bustamante rhino lurks behind another.

“My interest in design has been part of my whole life,” says Talisman owner Ken Bolan. “I’ve always been aware of how things work together, from the fashion of the day to their function.” Bolan opened Talisman in Dorset in 1982. “We opened with a BANG!,” says Bolan of the shop’s early incarnation. “It was a 10,000 square foot showroom showcasing French, Swedish, Italian antiques and statuary. It was a new way of doing things in the antique business.”

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6 UNDER-THE-RADAR ARTISTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Rob Delamater and Gaetan Caron have a knack for discovery. They are the team behind San Francisco-based Lost Art Salon, and they have built their gallery around artists “overlooked by the confines of art history.” Equipped with the mission to provide affordable, original 20th Century art, Delamater and Caron started out by purchasing one-off pieces of art at flea markets and auctions. As they grew, the duo ramped up inventory by assuming entire bodies of artists’ works. Lots came in courtesy of other dealers, artist estates, or in many cases, the artists themselves, who were seeking not just a resting place for their work, but their legacy.

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5 DEALERS REVEAL THEIR MOST-LOVED PIECES

With all of the exquisite objects that cross antique dealers’ radars every month, have you ever wondered what items they’re eyeing for their personal collections? We recently asked our dealers just that and assembled our first-ever Dealer’s Choice collection. Here, we go deeper with five dealers to learn more about the reasons behind their picks.

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