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White sells look-alikes of 20th century design heavy-hitters at low prices.


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The prices are low, low, super-low next to the cost of licensed pieces sold at stores like Design Within Reach.

For comparison: Saarinen-style marble top tables for $795.(DWR = $2845.). Nelson-style benches for $245.(DWR = $779.). The whopper is a copy of the Eames La Chaise for $1250 (DWR = $7330).

Shops such as White get us thinking...the licensed reproductions vs. the knock-offs, the quality of materials used, respect for the intellectual property of the designers, love of good design fitting into a reasonable budget. Interesting issues.

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We're curious and plan to stop in to the shop to eyeball the goods. Have any of you been to White? Thoughts? Purchases? Let us know in the comments below...