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"When cliché grows out of distinction" - New York Times

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design critic Alice Rawsthorn describes how the famous Arco lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni has become a cliché for precisely the reasons that made it great - New York Times

Arco lamp

A replica of the iconic design caused a furor last autumn when it emerged that the UK prime minister’s wife had purchased a reproduction for her home, prompting a scathing attack from Elle Decoration UK editor Michelle Ogundehin and the start of her Equal Rights for Design design campaign that culminated in changes to UK copyright law. Read the full story here.

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