Friday, June 1, 2012

The Real Cost of Knock-Offs

I read this article in my latest Dwell Magazine last night before bed and I must say, it's the best article I've read in a long time. In our culture of cheap goods and furnishings, I think this article is a great reminder of "you get what you pay for." There are more and more knock-offs popping up everywhere and I think it's important, as a designer knowing how much time goes into things, to support the trade and not give in to a knock-off just because it's cheaper. This goes for fashion as well!

Please take the time to check this article out and let me know what you think!

Recognize these chairs? Well, they LOOK like Eames' molded chairs but these are actually from and are $189.99 for two. The real thing retails for $499 each. Is $500 really too much for a chair? I don't think so (think about Arhaus, ethan allen, or any other furniture store for that matter! nothing is under $500 in there!) Is it more than I can afford? Yes. So now go read the article for some good ideas about how you can score the real thing for less and stop supporting these Chinese knock-offs!

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