Finders Keepers

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An inspirational collection of architect-designed furniture

The purchase of a cult Prouvé house proved pivotal to a property developer’s collection of midcentury modern design, which was built on years of passionate conversation with a gallerist friend. Kasia Maciejowska reports. Portrait by Léa Crespi
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A captivating collection of Scottish art

A venture capitalist’s restored mansion has been enlivened by an art adviser’s eye for vibrant depictions of local landscapes, says Emma Crichton-Miller. Portrait by Robert Ormerod
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A rare vintage jewellery collection

A chance encounter with a long-lost acquaintance-turned-dealer became the making of an Italian financier’s seminal jewellery collection for his wife, says Vivienne Becker. Portrait by Nicholas Calcott
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A mind-bending collection of contemporary abstract art

It was kismet when a Swiss entrepreneur, fascinated by works that play with geometry and optical illusions, found a kindred spirit to help build his private collection, says Emma Crichton-Miller. Portrait by Daniel Robert Hunziker
Spirits

Collecting rare American bourbon

Tasting shindigs and the spirit of Prohibition make collecting this “great democratiser” an authentic American experience for a whiskey lover and his co-curator, says Alice Lascelles
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Exquisitely crafted contemporary woodwork

With the help of a sought-after London gallerist, this venture capitalist has filled his home with an exquisite collection of wooden sculpture, says Kasia Maciejowska. Portrait by Andy Sewell
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An inspirational collection of abstract art

A renowned French curator is adding depth and diversity to a couple’s already remarkable collection of contemporary paintings and sculptures, says Emma Crichton-Miller. Photographs by Fabio Massimo Aceto
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A stunning collection of rare modern prints

The shared passion of a London-based entrepreneur and leading art dealer has created a stunning collection of rare modern prints, says Emma Crichton-Miller. Portrait by Matt Munro
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African art

A new museum details a duo’s quest to build an unrivalled collection of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Emma Jordan reports. Portrait by Per-Anders Pettersson
Furniture

French art deco furniture

A flea market eye for a find, a “love at first sight” passion and a maverick spirit give these two leaders of their field a collecting edge, says Claire Wrathall. Portrait by Pal Hansen
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Abstract art

An ebullient Italian curator has brought the language of abstraction to the fore of a Lebanese retail mogul’s 2,000-strong art collection. Emma Crichton-Miller reports. Portrait by Luc Castel
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Historical curiosities

A fascination with European treasures that tell a story has one collector looking to an idiosyncratic dealer to satisfy her wunderkammer style. Kasia Maciejowska reports. Portrait by Sebastian Boettcher
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