One of the industries to be greatly shaped by the current quest for luxurious living is industrial design. So with the movement in full swing, what better time to pay homage to the original icons of design than now? While the single-owner private collection of sparkling Lalique has received top billing at Christies' September 9th auction in New York, we've detected several jaw-dropping 20th century furniture designs hidden in the sale. From the curvaceous 'Serpentine Sofa' by one of the masters of biomorphic design, Vladimir Kagan, to the timeless Verner Panton 'Wire Cone Chair' from the visionary collection of Barbara Jakobson, here is a selection of our objects of desire.