What makes a piece of contemporary furniture collectible? How do today’s leading interior designers integrate these items into their projects? What place do 20th century and mid-century design objects hold now that collectible contemporary design has taken a leading role? In a panel which I will be moderating at ICFF next week, entitled 'Collecting Design in the 21st Century,' these questions and others will be addressed by four of NYC’s leading interior designers, who have utilized collectible pieces to enrich their interiors and to bring soul and personality into their schemes. Each perceives the process of collecting and the definition of what is a collectible piece in a different way, each brings their own vision to the world of interior design. On the panel: Joan & Jayne Michaels of 2 Michaels; Kathryn Scott of Kathryn Scott Design Studio; and Brad Ford of Brad Ford ID. This talk is a part of the educational programming by the New York Metro Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) at ICFF, curated by its brilliant president Glenn Gissler. Above: Interior by Joan & Jayne Michaels of 2Michaels.