The sketch before the jump is a design made by an intern at a furniture company. She was supposed to receive a credit for her work, but her boss took the design through production and refused to add her name to the promotional materials. You may even have seen the chair in question at the past week's BKLYN Designs and ICFF events, where it received a fair amount of attention for its unique shape and creative detailing.
If ideas have been taken from you or someone you know, please tell us about it. We want to create a set of guidelines for young or inexperienced designers to follow when working in a creative field in order to be treated with the respect they deserve and to be making, at the very least, a name for themselves when making money isn't an option.
Know that we aren't here to slander anyone, so please be careful with your comments. Let's make this a positive and informative discussion about how to protect your intellectual property as designers. Rule number one: Always sign a contract!