My Favorite Design Museum? The V&A

The Victoria and Albert is the one museum I had to visit during my brief trip to London over the holidays. For interior designers it is a treasure trove of ideas. The furniture collection is dazzling in it’s depth, variety, organization and presentation. My son Matt and his wife Nicole had to drag me away. Here are a few of my favorites:

Eileen Gray Screen; Wood with red and black lacquer-1928

Japanese Coffer; Wood covered in seashell held by black and gold lacquer-late 16th century

Below: I am an obsessed collector of miniature boxes. Here are several I contemplated committing grand larceny to acquire:

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