Tag: Arco-gate

"Retailers urged to support design copyright campaign" - The Guardian

Marks & Spencer (left) and Rachael Taylor

Dezeen Wire: The Guardian reports on a campaign to persuade high-street retailers to respect the intellectual property of independent designers following the case of English pattern designer Rachael Taylor, who last week spoke out after finding a product almost identical to her own on sale at Marks & Spencer (above and below; Taylor's designs are on the right in both photos). More »

Update on the "Arco-gate"
replica furniture furore


Dezeen Wire:
editor of Elle Decoration Michelle Ogundehin has published a second article on the magazine's blog condemning copies of classic furniture, following her scathing attack when it emerged that the UK prime minister's wife purchased a reproduction Arco floor lamp for her home. In the article, Ogundehin clarifies her position and adds comments from licensed manufacturers and retailers including Vitra, Fritz Hansen, Skandium and Aram.

Read the original article here, the new update here and reactions to the debate in our Dezeen Wire story here.