Finally, some drama in the design world.
Plagiarism is rampant in the furniture design world, though no one’s ever cared all that much. But a new instagram account, @designwithcopy, is aggressively going after alleged copycats, calling out well-known figures in home design who seem to be knocking off their peers — and posting incriminating side-by-side pictures to prove it.
It’s a spectacle that a lot of people in the home space are watching. But — just like a knock-off chair — something about it doesn’t sit right. For one thing, @designwithincopy itself seems to be a pretty close replica of @dietprada, the call-out account that’s rattled the fashion world. To steal a quote, there’s nothing new under the sun.
But it is a conversation worth having. You can read a deeply considered examination of the @designwithcopy drama at Business of Home. If you really care, just say no to that suspiciously cheap Barcelona chair.