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The Replica Debate hits the papers

Raising the profile of the replica debate, in the Sydney Morning Herald this weekend Corporate Culture’s Richard Munao went head-to-head with Managing Director Adam Drexler, who started replica furniture manufacturer Matt Blatt 10 years ago, after figuring out a loophole in Australia’s intellectual property laws.  Munao founded the Authentic Design Alliance alongside 4 other furniture […]



BY jesse

September 6th, 2010


Raising the profile of the replica debate, in the Sydney Morning Herald this weekend Corporate Culture’s Richard Munao went head-to-head with Managing Director Adam Drexler, who started replica furniture manufacturer Matt Blatt 10 years ago, after figuring out a loophole in Australia’s intellectual property laws. 

Munao founded the Authentic Design Alliance alongside 4 other furniture suppliers 2 years ago, with the aim of protecting authentic design against the copycats damaging the design industry.

“If you look at the countries that are famous for design … it’s because respect for design is ingrained in their culture. We don’t have that here,” Munao told the SMH.

Read the full article here.


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