The image below is one from the very talented crew over at Redfox & Wilcox
Earlier this week it was brought to their attention that their Big Italy side tables had been copied! These rip offs are now present all over the big replica websites and in stores around Australia.
As a small local designer this hits hard and way too close for comfort. The thought raised is, who will they rip off next?
This is a huge issue that larger furniture designers and producers have faced for years but they are now targeting the hard working small design houses that rely on every sale to maintain their businesses.
You never need a rip off
If you want the design pay for it. You will love it all the more knowing the story behind it and that you contributed to the development of a local creative culture. The rip off will end up in the trash where it belongs