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Eames Lounge Chair copies... worth it?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by musicguy, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Yeah, basically.

    But as I found with some of the other brands that suck in America, they are awesome in the original country in their flagships.
     
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  2. CBrown85

    CBrown85 Senior member

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    Not that it fucking matters either way, but wouldn't it be cheaper to just buy a vintage watch/chair/senseofpersonalworth than a knock-off?
     
  3. Brittany Paris

    Brittany Paris Senior member

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    Good lord, people. Just because I have a reproduction chair doesn't mean that my life revolves around reproductions! And that goes for anyone else that decides to buy one as well. Do you have any common sense? And you really need to stop assuming things. It's a waste of time and effort.
     
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  4. CBrown85

    CBrown85 Senior member

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    Some old people I know have the chair, but got it from some replica place like Nood or whatever- I said 'hey nice chair' and they said it was just a chair. No idea that it was something to be knocked off, or was in itself, a knockoff.

    I spat on their floor, called them disgusting criminals and left the party all the same.
     
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  5. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I hope their carpet is a thick as your irony.

    There's a HUGE difference here, I know it's a double standard, but people who buy A chair and not knowing it's A replica Eames, is not really is no same ball park, as people who purposely buy a knock off.

    If you don't know about design, it's just a chair like, a rolex is just a watch.



    She who throws the first stone, must expect to have stones thrown back at her.


    Calling people blind sheep will result in stone throwing and I'm pretty sure you are just denying the fact that was is being said is correct.

    Keep buying chinese shit and see what happens, with the american job market, it's not going to get any better and you guys don't have the EU to bail you out, I'm looking at you Greece, Cyprus and Spain.
     
  6. CBrown85

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    This is my point. Nobody knew or cared.
     
  7. MikeDT

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    I actually bought a cheap knock-off Samsung Note 2 phone a few months ago just to see what it was actually like to own and use a 6inch large phone, without spending a lot of money on one. In the end decided it was just too big for my uses, so not a lot of money wasted. I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Win, supposed to be Korean, that's made in China.. :D
     
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  8. MikeDT

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    American job market? - maybe if you work for Boeing or General Dynamics or have a white collar job or something? Most consumer items are imported from third-world cheap labour countries, whether expensive or cheap....ahem Apple, Ralph Lauren, Nike, Disney, etc. Do they still make cars in the USA? - thinking of Detroit here. I know first hand about the British car industry, a close friend of mine used to work for MG, which is now a brand of Shanghai Auto(SAIC)...and he had to go and find another job. Same with the job market in the EU, like the UK, my own country....I didn't really fancy filling shelves in a supermarket.

    Even my father in the UK was talking about it when I went to see him last month. He said "Everything I buy seems to be made in China, I'm not surprised you went there to find work."
     
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  9. chronoguy

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    Apparently it does. I just looked at some pictures and you happen to have a fake Eames Hang-It-All. I bet you paid $100 for it when you could have gotten a real one for $130 if you played your cards right. I happen to have two real ones so I do know. But obviously, you went for the RoveConcept/Kardiel/Amazon knock-off.
     
  10. twistoffat

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    Buying a fake is like people who find wallets and make no attempt to give them back or find the owner. They know its wrong and dishonest but they will try to morally convince themselves that its right for whatever reason.
     
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  12. MikeDT

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    $200 is a lot of money for a coat hook hanger....made in Taiwan as well...so no American jobs at stake here.

    Would that have been protected by copyright or patents? Because patents do expire, and something from the 1940s, any patents would have long expired and are now public domain.

    IANAL there's something I can think of, the Philishave rotary electric razor...

    Philips.
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    Remington(where's Victor Kiam? LOL).
    [​IMG]

    Patents on this have expired, and now any company can make them. But they can't call them Philishave though, because that's a registered trademark.

    Same thing with Legos. The patents have expired and now there's many companies legally making interlocking plastic brick toys, which are compatible with Legos. Same with instant picture cameras, etc, the patents have expired on them.

    Same thing with lookalike Eames chairs? given that the original patents have long since expired
     
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  13. chronoguy

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    Yes $200 is a lot of money. I would never pay $200 and I would never pay $80-100 for a fake either.
    I happen to have two of them because of major discounts (when you buy a lot, they throw you a bone) and it fits my decor. I happen to have kids, a setup like this and my entire house is color-ful playful eames ( molded chairs in different colors).

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    When you have a hang-it-all, the nelson bench pictured above, a nelson bubble lamp and a nelson clock in your foyer, it looks pretty dope. Especially for the kids. You need to have the whole enchilada to pull off the look. I use it to hang my Leica cameras.

    Even people who do not know who Charles and Ray Eames, enter the house, they instantly get the vibe because it is a look that is pulled off cohesively.

    Having two fakes along with a fake lounge chair doesn't work out in the same sense as wearing a bad mismatched outfit. The fake Knoll sofa along with the cowhide rug over rug just doesn't cut it either. It screams poser to me.
     
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  14. sonick

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    Chronoguy, you should decorate for :foo:
     
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  15. Find Finn

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    Yes they still do, also BMW X cars and Merc R, ML and GL etc. are made in the US.

    A large Danish supermarket chain just moved payroll etc. to India, so the whole financial dept. lost their jobs and were forced to train the Indian's they shipped up for training, thats just one of many examples, so no one is safe and it's a huge problem, if you ask me.
     
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    I know several companies that moved their finance departments to India and are currently moving them or have moved them back.
    The reason for moving them in the first place was cost. The reason for moving them back was "Quality". Finance requires local knowledge of statutory and accounting regulations which I can only confirm from my own experience the Indians are lacking.
     
  17. Brittany Paris

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    Chronoguy, you're right. Those are fake and I'm actually contemplating getting a real hang-it-all but thank you for pointing that out. :) It still doesn't mean that my life revolves around reproductions though. I'm not in any way done collecting but I'm off to a good start. Since we're sharing my photos, here are a few of the things I have acquired in the last year that are legit:[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  18. Brittany Paris

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    They are mostly made in Denmark, excluding the Brasilia headboard, so they aren't made by anyone famous, but they aren't reproductions.
     
  20. Brittany Paris

    Brittany Paris Senior member

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    It's not a fake... It's the Taylor sofa from Thrive furniture...
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