This project is about copying, yet the key point is not stealing but questioning the “cult” towards original design pieces. The Maker Movement and the 4.0 Revolution has brought us the technical means which allow us making copies completely alike to the originals, but we continue understanding copy as a negative concept. If dilemmas around copies have risen in the recent history is because originals are valued as a cult object, the author figures are mythified and creation is conceived as a unilateral action. When researching on copies it feels there is an unequal tension when questioning, who can copy who? Big corporations forbid the reproduction of their works, but they conceal the authorship of somebody else’s work to make it their own.

These auto–produced copies do not hide their relation with an “original” piece. The non-legality of this actions is encompassed in a different way depending on what is copied. The modification of products has to be proportional to its protection, as more protected the object is, more differences has to have with the “original”.  

Thermoformed copies of Alvar Aalto’s Savoy vase for 0,99€.

IMG_1 Source: + IMG_2 fake IKEA user instructions to create an Alvar Aalto’s Stool 60 (IKEA has no instructions for the FROSTA stool and its “original” version has four legs).

How to prototype your 3D printed 50%—copy of SALIF.
A DIY copy of the BKF chair for 67,99€
5% modification

A DIY copy of the SHIVA vase for 27,99€
15% modification

A DIY copy of SALIF squeezer for 3,99€
50% modification