We had this funny thing happen a few days back. We had written this post, a simple, little love note to the Every Body Chair, available at David Netto. Then John, from a super cool showroom in Seattle called Velocity posted saying this chair looked a lot like a U.K. designed chair from Koi like they sell, just with a new name. Then David Netto posted saying first, thanks for the shout-out (he's super polite like that) and that, "yes of course… we never suggest otherwise…" When we typed in "Every Body" on the website there was no mention of Koi. Though confusing, We are sure they sell it as David Netto says. We think he is a stand-up guy and we love his furniture collection.
We were just wondering what people felt about the renaming, or recreating of contemporary furniture? Is it any different than the reinventing of older chairs like these? Can someone just sign a urinal and call it art?
Any opinions on the subject?