What happens when big businesses knock off local designers? When a major retail chain advertised an identical product to one they’d borrowed for a photo shoot from a small Melbourne brand, it’s no [...]
Ahead of next week’s Decor+Design show, Design Online speak with ADA director AMS about the problem, the solutions and why the industry must be more aware! The ADA has worked with D+D since 2016 to eradicate [...]
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Surprisingly, most of our contact with industry members affected by design theft are from the lighting sector! Independent designers, brands, importers and retailers are being savaged by online platforms and bricks [...]
Download our ADA tabloid newspaper to learn how the growing problem of design theft in Australia began & why we must act now to protect our design industry! SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? Stay informed about the [...]
The heart of the problem when building industry professionals swap the original furniture and lighting on projects for blatant knock-offs has been succinctly headlined in a newly released publication. The statement [...]
What happened when a designer discovered a big name brand promoting knock-offs their work on social media? With no response from the offending brand (or their distributors) to social media call-outs, the industrial [...]
How Artistic Craftsmanship led to a significant win over 7 Australian retailers! After studying Naval Architecture in the UK, David Trubridge worked as a forester for 10 years when he started to make furniture. [...]