Thursday, July 28, 2016

Originals, Reproductions and Knock Offs: Here's The Difference

Originals, knock offs, and reproductions: oh there’s a difference.  If you have ever mistakenly called our pieces the latter, you already know because you endured my lecture clarifying the differences  (I’ll let it slide....the first time).  

At Modern Classics, we manufacture and sell modern furniture reproductions (yes, WE make what we sell... one defining difference between us and other furniture sellers)  and if you are wondering why this difference is important, here's a brief explanation of each:

Original Brands: These are almost priceless pieces of iconic modern furniture (but there is a price on them, a shockingly high price), dating as far back as 80 years and are mostly found in museums or private collections.  If you see these in someone's home, please, for the love of furniture, do not spill. 

Reproductions: Made to the same specifications as the originals and, in our case, at a fraction the price.  Having the liberty to use the highest quality materials we can access today thanks to the advances in modern technology means our furniture can stand the wear and tear of everyday use and offer an unprecedented durability.

Knock Offs:   These are often labelled as inspired by the originals and are made from inferior quality materials, deviate quite a bit from the original dimensions and exhibit careless craftsmanship.  This is how they can be priced as low as they are but their inferior appearance is instantly obvious.  Churning out their products this way exhibits a disregard for values set forth during the modern era make these an insult to the original designers and therefore not worth dwelling on any further.

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