The name Bugatti conjures up images of Gatsby-type roadsters of the 1930s. Indeed, these magnificent cars were designed and built by Ettore Bugatti, one of Carlo Bugatti's two immensely talented sons. But their father was also a design genius. In fact, at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries, Carlo Bugatti was one of Italy's most important and innovative designers. Despite falling out of fashion for a period, his work has recently undergone a strong revival. This was demonstrated at a recent auction at Christie's in New York where one of his double-sided desks sold for a staggering $1,553,000.