The collections sometimes have such a strong creative impact that they go beyond the normal standards of decorative aesthetics. Their evocative themes become part of the general discussion during the meal. celebrated artists are asked to reenergize the patterns in this category without making concessions to the harmony with spaces where they will be placed. The collections often contain a small number of pieces; the artist's message is not obscured by the question of functionality. They are generally an ideal gift because of their intrinsic value.