Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by musicguy, Aug 9, 2011.
knowingly buying a counterfeit is the epitome of poor taste.
You know what I think? I think we should all just accept one another and realize that there is no point in outing one another down. What a waste of time! Let's all be uplifting and support others' decisions, whether it be buying a replica or the real thing!!!
Buying replicas is not just morally wrong but actually causes harm by destroying jobs. Every fake is a nail in the coffin for normal workers.
Brittany, You seem to be the one healthy, realistic person out there, I hope you get your chair and it's in good condition.. Just happened upon this thread, because I'm looking for a replacement for my "knockoff" Eames chair I bought about 30 years ago. I got my money's worth, all $600 of it. Still comfortable, but not stable. I also can't afford a $5-6K chair, so am looking for something similar. I want it for comfort as well as the design. I understand what designers are saying: buy my design. I understand what the builders are saying: go with my product, it's well made. I'd love to have the well-made chair, but the designers are dead, and the company is profiting off of their work now for the last 25-30 years. I feel like there is something immoral about that, making money off the work of dead people. And to those who say it's taking work from folks, well, it is giving others work as well. I applaud your trying to find a product that you love, in a price range you can find, and that you have been so diligent in your comparison shopping. Those folks making the snarky remarks do that out of fear, and are letting their innate bully show. Let those who can afford the HM chairs buy them, and let those who can't afford them find the alternative. Live and let live!
You think it's immoral for them to continue working with the agreement they came to with the original designer that is helping support restoration of their work?
Go buy something else and support the living person who designed that.
Well, thank you for your kind words, Gianna. I think this whole forum is full of snarky jerks who can't see past their own nose. I'm SOO very glad I don't have to be in contact with these kind of people *ahem Find Finn, Fat Goomba cough cough* in my day to day life. I feel sorry for the people like them. Very refreshing reading your comment.
It's a forum, if you don't want to hear people honest opinion, don't ask the question or go to the fashion spot, where back padding is required.
^Exactly. Currently you have not received your chair and have yet been talking it up on the net for weeks. We're just offering perspective from a point of view where design is appreciated rather than being thought of as commodity.
You're doing it wrong. And no, I haven't been talking the chair up. At all. Get your facts straight.
My facts are straight, yours are questionable.
These knockoffs are fraud, they dishonestly barrow the original designers intention and bastardize it for use as nothing more than short term profit. I feel there is nothing more offensive to an architect or designer than to remove their guidance from the execution of a design. The details are of great importance to a design and they are ignored, often intentionally, to create something that lives on the reputation of wholly different but similar looking object.
In other words, I think they would like not to be associated with someone's piss-poor attempt at recreating their work but they're tied to it in a way which they cannot escape. They're being forced to take credit for bad design. Every time someone sits in that chair and then thinks that all Eames chairs are uncomfortable because of it, they're further robbed of their legacy.
I don't categorize 'inspired' work in the same fashion, because it intends to honor the inspiration, rather then to get in on a piece of the action.
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