I think of myself as the real mccoy, a true individual, unique, one of a kind.......eclectic & eccentric...but me!!!! I believe that is in part because I am an American, thus given the freedom to be me.... unique, slightly off center, a creative thinker who works with new and exciting ideas. My stores have always been thought of as "special" and I try to do the same on my blog. So, imagine my surprise when this photo on the right was sent to me from the furniture show at High Point....yep, very very surprised, or maybe not!!!
I spent two years working with a wonderful furniture company in London, Squint, we created a collection of one-off pieces that are available exclusively in the U.S. at my store, on my website, and at Barney's. The chair on the left is one of these pieces. The collection was designed around upholstering vintage furniture with old and new textiles. I shipped two containers from London and set up shop!!! I knew that this was an interesting and unique idea.....and I guess in my heart I knew that it would be knocked off someday!!!! But, I never expected it to be done so fast and in the actual shape of the chair that I had!!!
No wonder we are suffering in American.....we have the freedom to be unique & create the unusual......but often times large companies are afraid to try......it seems easier to copy others!!! Gee,I wonder if they plan to send us a design fee?????