A company called Zuo Modern Contemporary - Oh, how it grinds my gears.
It takes existing designs, reproduces it, renames it..and sells it.
Sori Yanagi, whom you might know for having design the beautiful butterfly stool.
But wait, how does this relate to Zuo?
Well, the image below is their "version" of the butterfly stool.
'But it looks the same?' you say...ofcourse it does.
It is the cheap knock off version of a piece of furniture that was about the crafts and the properties of its material.
Oh, and it is called the "MACE" stool...because it resembles a mace and not a butterfly...
It is clearly an imitation....but wait..theres more!!!
Verner Panton chair?!..Nope, the "S" chair...
Arne Jacobsen, Swan Chair?!..Nope, the "Cobble" chair.
What grinds my gears is that they don't bother an inch to make it different. It is exactly the same as its original. This is disgusting. And they claim it to be their own design. - All of their products are imitation knock-offs like these.