Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba
For instance, If one were to start making carbon fiber chairs, I'm sure the place where they would start would something very similar to eames/saarinen before breaking from it.
Anyway, of course everything is derivative somehow, but there are many different traditions and good marketing has defined MCM/Danish and its progeny as the flavor of the day while many other, and often more interesting, schools of thought thrive outside the US but not inside. Unfortunately, the American market has not changed from when it was into period French or period English or whatever. It is still a period market, and has very little to do with anything other than a boxed set. B&B, or course, thrives in that situation. So do the Cassina Maestri. MDF Italia, Established, Glas Italia, Porro etc, not so much despite their more compelling designs. Not period and not Luxe de Luxe and you don't do well here.