- Jan 23, 2011
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Exactly, again.Not to beat a dead horse here but it's not like young artists are being ripped off their designs. These are designs/IP that are 60 years old at this point, have been milked to death by licensed makers and in many cases are in the public domain. In which case, those are no longer knock-offs or fakes, but just another available version of public-domain design.
Also, those designs were produced in a mechanized, production-oriented culture already, which they celebrated.
In many cases the re-issues are very valid for a number of reasons besides simply budget. Does anyone really want to buy and use a Wassily, Rietveld, etc., chair built to exact original materials and hardware/details/specs? I doubt it. Or a Vico Magistretti "Maui" chair built of the original spec polymer? No, unless one really loves cracks, etc. Not all progress is heinous or insulting to the "original spirit", etc. The original designers certainly were not of that mind.