So finally my house bird has landed.
I have a confession to make. It’s a replica. Giant can of worms alert.

As I designer of course I do not agree with plagiarism, copies, knock offs etc. and I aspire to own only original pieces But [with a capital B]… Charles & Ray Eames [died 1978/88] are not benefitting from me buying a real bird. Are they? A company called Vitra is. And hey $230 or thereabouts for an [admittedly cool] non functioning object in these times is a flight of fancy isn’t it?
And here’s the rub. My husband hates it. He had a nasty incident with a Magpie as a kid and it freaks him out. So its been shelved [to my study] anyway. Kind of glad I saved some $$.
Aint gunna fly.

I found this interesting article + debate over Herman Miller [licensed Eames design suppliers] taking Matt Blatt [local Replica giant] to court last year.

So what do you think?  Where do you stand on replica vs original? I’m not going to judge…