I have four Barcelona chairs, and two Wassily chairs.
They're all knock-offs, and in total they cost me $1100.00 from my local London Drugs.
I've owned them for years, and they're as good as new.
If they were "authorized" units, my total cost on the same six chairs would have been between $25,000.00 and $30,000.00 for the identical pieces.
In magic, it seems the various "Makers" who blatantly rip off items don't come anywhere near the cash spread that's common in furniture.
Rather, they take something that's authorized and costs $20.00, and find a market for their rip-off at $12.00.
There's not much money there for the authorized maker to take anybody to task, let alone court.
The reason that some elements of the furniture business are willing to deal with this in court is quickly apparent......they're protecting immense profits and prices that approach those of fine art pieces.
It's funny though, I've never thought twice about my knock-off furniture, and I'm quite adamant about knock-off magic.
I, in effect, practice a somewhat large double standard on the subject.
Does this make me a hypocrite?.....I wonder?