Copy by Kueng-Caputo

published in: Design By Costas Voyatzis, 31 July 2008

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The market for design objects is small and exclusive. Only a copy makes the original suitable for mass production. In the process, despite the apparent close similarity, essential elements are often lost. Copies such as this offend the original, even if at heart they are a compliment to the original idea.” This is how the two young Swiss designers Sarah Kueng and Lovis Caputo introduce their work “Copy by Kueng-Caputo”. With their copies, they exaggerate significant aspects of the original, which are incidentally all new design products launched in the last few months, while at the same time, with their precise approach, honoring the idea behind the original. “In this way the dialog between original and copy represents an homage to the authors. And the originality of the copy shows how inspiring reading such as this can be”, the creators of originals say in conclusion.

Arik Levy
Rockwood
Design Art Miami 07

Katrin Sonnleitner
Western Persian
Salone Satellite Milano 2008

 

& Larry
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Yu Toida & Hideyuki Ona
Letters
Tokio Design Week 2008

Smarindesign (Stéphanie Marin)
Livingstones
Tokio Design Week 2008

Gam plus Fratesi
Cartoon
Fuorisalone 2008

Marcel Wanders
Stone Stool
Ideales Heim 03 / 2008

 

Will Smith
Jack
London Design Week 2007

Jaime Hayon
Multileg Cabinet
Fuori Salone Milano 2008

Eve Marguerre
Nido
Form 219

 

Isabel Schollhammer & Nina Farsen
Suppenkaspar
Design Messe Köln 2008

Frédéric Dedelley
Deeply superficial Objects
Frame 61, 2008

Jean-Philippe Bonzon
Staple
Salone Satellite Milano 2008

sources:

Kueng-Caputo , Stylepark

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