Sunday January 26, 2020

Marrying the old with the new

Teaming older pieces with modern classics is the future, writes Ros Drinkwater.

13th October, 2012
Judith Miller, antiques expert: 'I think that anyone who wants to stick totally in the past is in danger of turning off a whole generation'. Photo: Ros Drinkwater

Every time antiques expert Judith Miller is leaving home to attend an event, her husband intones: "Repeat after me, we do not need one single more chair."

Needless to say, Miller has quite a collection. In her 2009 publication, Chairs, a selection of her 100 favourites, she quotes Mies van der Rohe: "The chair has to be light, it has to be strong, it has to be comfortable. It is almost easier to build a...

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