I am admitted Restoration Hardware junkie. I love just walking into their stores and running my fingers longingly over their goods (that sounds dirty!). Their designers and buyers are really on trend as they reinterpret vintage designs into more practical iterations suited for modern life. I lust after their sofas and case goods (even though they are way too big for my house’s scale)
That said I notice that their store has become more and more filled with items that are straight up reproductions of display items you might spend years hunting down in flea market and estate sales. And not only are these reproductions, but they are priced at quite a healthy number to boot. While stumbling upon the real deal might prove pretty tough, this somehow feels wrong to me. I don’t know why – I have no objection to reproductions in general and I’m all about DIY knock offs.
Eyeglass moulds / Book Press / Scale / Trunk
So what do you think of this trend of recreating something old for mass production? Am I the only one who is bristling?