6 FACTS ABOUT DESIGN THEFT.

Why buy authentic furniture? 5 facts why replicas are wrong.
1. THE WORD ‘REPLICA’ CONFUSES CONSUMERS Consumers think the replica is connected to the original designer or licensed brand. ‘Replica’ is mistaken for a trend – like ‘vintage’ or ‘industrial.’ It’s time to get real – replica is fake. Replica is design theft. 2. DESIGNERS EARN INCOME FROM ROYALTIES Industrial designers and furniture designers work in small studios or as designer-makers. Design theft robs them of a rightful income – royalties, a small percentage of net sales. They can’t afford

Inga Sempé

Inga Sempé is a French designer who lives and works in Paris. A graduate of the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Création Industrielle (ENSCI) in Paris (1993), she also took up a scholarship at the Villa Medici, Académie de France in Rome (2000 - 2001). She was awarded the Red Dot Design Award in 2007. Her work is known for a lightness of touch, for a strong personality and for a particularly tactile nature. The idea of everyday use is at the centre of Sempé’s approach and she often seeks out materials with special properties to answer the need of a daily function. 

Friso Kramer

Friso Kramer was born in Amsterdam in 1922. After graduating in Interior Design from the Institute of Applied Arts in Amsterdam, he worked as a designer from 1948-1963 at De Cirkel, a manufacturer of steel furniture that had merged with the Ahrend group in 1939. He ended up being Art Director of the Ahrend Group from 1971-1983. Notable designs include his two concrete benches with low and high backs designed for public spaces, the Revolt Chair in 1953 and the Result Chair he designed together with Wim Rietveld in 1958.

Les Basic, Les Basic by Alexander Lotersztain

Les Basic

Les Basic represents a new way of being; understated, intuitive and elegant. Responding to functional needs, Les Basic also encourages emotional connection through subtle design cues. Created for the Millennial age, Les Basic is a collection of furniture, lighting and accessories for home, work and play. Boundaries are blurred. Professional and personal. Indoor and outdoor. Age and gender. There are no separations, only a shared desire to express inner values in a physical realm, and create peaceful environments in which to be.

Danish design brand HAY launched in September a brand-new collection of furniture and lighting, in collaboration with top international designers. The collection includes designs by Inga Sempé and GamFratesi as well as the first collaboration with Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken.
With warmer weather on the way, get ready for outdoor entertaining or just lazy days in the backyard, with iconic Outdoor Furniture brand by Tait.

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