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8.11.05

antler debate...

met home

for those who remember the antler candle knockoff debate of last week, i thought you'd find it amusing that this month's met home magazine (on page 86) did their "high/low" story (where they feature an expensive and then cheap version of the same room) featuring VERY similar candlesticks, but one cost $90 each (from henredon interior design studio) and one cost $50 from global table. just thought i'd share...small world. [image from met home]

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Anonymous . ryan said...

Oh no, stand back...I hope blogger doesn't start charging you for bandwidth!

3:05 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

haha ;)

d*s

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

That last debate was quite impressive.
I believe it started with a comparison between the "Silver Spindle Candlesticks" and not about the antler theme. It's true, antlers are everywhere, but it is the similarity between the Silver Spindle design and Muehling's candlesticks (see Moss online) that is suspect.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judging from the reactions of most people on this site, I would guess that $50.00 for a candlestick is still outrageous. Plus the cost spread from $90 to $50 is hardly the cost spread from $900 to whatever the "cheap" versions were in the last post.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate antlers...

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would disagree that $90 is high for a lot of people. But I do think $900 is and those $2000 bowls on Moss are too. But they are beautiful.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have done a lot of research on the antler candlesticks, and it turns out that both of the candlesticks are made by Roost.

2:37 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

both are roost?

seriously?

i haven't seen met home make a mistake like that in forever.

what sort of research did you do- do you know the photog or stylist from the shoot? would they just lie about which ones were featured?

im reallly intrigued....details please?

d*s

4:51 PM  
Blogger jeremy said...

Antlers?
Did somebody say antlers?!
My favorite topic!

Shameless plug: see my TOP TEN USES FOR ANTLER ART on my blog.

http://nichemod.blogspot.com/2005/11/antler-art-with-so-many-designers.html

Cheers!
j

1:39 AM  
Anonymous law said...

Just for the record, in the last debate I was anonymous. I am a designer passionate about design and these are the important points I stand for on the subject (a cut and paste of my comments on the Roost debate) :



Knock-offs are never good, thats 100% correct!

Sadly intellectual property costs money.

"If we limit ourselves to exact reproduction, we halt the evolution of the spirit." Brancusi

If you choose to be a designer at least have the decency to be original.

Just because design is "democratic" doesn't mean that it doesn't have to be original.

I think the sense of value is lost because of all the knock offs and unscrupulous designers, afterall the general public aren't design literate, they dont know the difference between a design classic and a inspired "ripped off" product !

Democratic design is an ideal, but then again who wants to have exactly the same furniture or possessions as the next man ?

PS

The candle sticks are worth every cent

11:30 AM  

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