A plump plagiarism of our LINK shelving system was awarded the 1st prize of the Plagiarius negative Prize this year.
Plagiarism is not a compliment but a serious problem. It is money-making at the expense of our intellectual property, creativity and the effort we have invested in product development.
The plagiarism's design, concept and proportions are copied 1:1, but without our high-quality standards. The plagiarism is made of cheap mango wood, the brackets are thin and warped.
Plagiarism is just another representative of a new negative development. Similar to "Fast Fashion", one can talk about "Fast Furniture" here. Cheap products are thrown onto the market in large quantities in order to achieve quick sales with seasonal trends and fashions. The companies save the wages of the designers or a time-consuming development process. This is the opposite of sustainability and unfortunately often also of quality. Initiatives like Plagiarius help to expose such abuses. Studio Hausen pleads for a higher awareness of quality, origin, sustainability and authorship.
For Studio Hausen, quality is non-negotiable.