Europe, and now Britain (2016) have criminalised the replica furniture industry.
As a result Australia is now targeted by unscrupulous businesses that profit by selling cheap copies of original furniture and lighting designs. Our thirst for fake designer furniture outstrips all other western nations, dubbed the ‘Wild West’ of fake designer furniture. *David Trubridge ABC Radio National
We must unite to demand change to halt this onslaught!
Australian businesses will continue to close, and our design talent will relocate to protected territories. It's time to 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. Help Stop Design Theft - please support our campaign and join now!