WHY JOIN THE ADA?
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With the UK and Europe criminalising the replica furniture industry - Australia is now targeted by businesses that profit by selling cheap copies of original furniture and lighting. Our thirst for fake designer furniture outstrips all other western nations, dubbed the ‘Wild West’ of fake designer furniture. *David Trubridge ABC Radio National
Unless our industry and supporters unite to demand change to halt this onslaught – Australian businesses will continue to close, and our design talent will relocate to protected territories. We should consider the bigger picture. It’s not just designers who lose out to counterfeit design – it’s the manufacturers, distributors and a much wider network engaged in the business of original design.