Originals and knockoffs
Ian Potter Museum of Art, Thursday 21 February 2019, 6.00pm to 7.00pm
What is it like to be a designer in Australia today when design theft is so prevalent? In Australia replicas of originals remain legal despite fakes being criminalised in Europe and Britain. In the 1950s Clement Meadmore had his own stoush with another manufacturer and the patent office. At the peak of his success, Meadmore’s corded chair would be produced by no less than six copyists.
Join Anne-Maree Sargeant, Director Authentic Design Alliance for a conversation with guest curators Dean Keep and Jeromie Maver, and award winning industrial designer Adam Goodrum on the perils of protecting original designs – a concern for designers even more so today.
Image: Clement Meadmore, Calyx pendant lamp, 1954. Harris/Atkins Collection