event> “being original: making the case for authentic design” aia and idcec approved ceu course
date> tuesday 22 september 2015 | 12 noon
venue> centro | 4727 mcpherson avenue | st. louis MO
rsvp> by friday 18 september 2015 | firstname.lastname@example.org
instructor> john james jenkin, ceo, driade
Be Original Americas™ will present their first-ever Continuing Education Unit (CEU) course on the importance of authentic design while delving into the nature of innovation and creativity. The economic, social, legal, and personal costs of supporting knock-offs will be highlighted. This will be held at Centro, St. Louis’ premiere location for the best in design, during St. Louis Design Week. Instructor John James Jenkin, CEO, Driade and a Be Original Americas board member will lead the program for architects and interior designers to earn continuing education (0.1 IDCEC/1 LU AIA) credits for members of American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC). The 2 hour program will include a 1 hour course, networking and lunch.
[ be original americas ]
Be Original Americas, founded in 2012, is committed to educating, informing and influencing designers, businesses, and the greater public on the value of purchasing authentic designs. The goal is to elevate the discussion so that all who appreciate good design also understand the economic, social, and ethical reasons to support the creators and manufacturers of original, authorized design, thereby ensuring its future.
[ centro ]
Cento began in 1988 as a trade showroom representing furniture, lighting, and textiles from around the globe. In 1998, Centro opened its doors to retail clientele in the historic Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, MO. A showroom expansion in 2003 tripled the size of the showroom. Today, Centro is the exclusive St. Louis retailer for over forty-five of the leading design brands in the world, including B&B Italia, Driade, Zanotta, Tom Dixon, Flos, Cassina, Alessi, Moooi, Cappellini, Artemide, Fritz Hansen, Knoll, and Herman Miller.
the coveted plagiarius trophy
A reminder that the Plagiarius Competition 2014 registration deadline is 30 November 2013. This competition presents a negative award to companies that create fakes and plagiarisms. To date, pretty sure no evidence that the knockoff has looked better than original in 38 years, since the founding of this award.
2013 grand prize winner
[ official release ]
Dear entrepreneurs and creatives,
Business with fakes and plagiarisms is booming. Globalisation, the internet and gullible bargain hunters allow the counterfeiters world-wide sales and multi-billion gains. The damages on part of the original producers are immense, just as much as the serious risks for the consumers.
Please send a signal that you do not accept counterfeits, but rather fight them. We support you: With our negative award “Plagiarius” we facilitate the deterrence of the imitators (supply) and the sensitisation of the consumers (demand).However, in this context, we need your examples – consumer and industrial goods likewise.
The Plagiarius-Competition is announced for the 38th time. Action Plagiarius grants this negative award at the annual “Ambiente”, the world’s largest consumer goods trade fair, during an international press conference. The award is given to those manufacturers and distributors whom the jury has found guilty of making or selling “the most flagrant” (design) imitations.
The aim of Plagiarius is to inform the public – industry, politicians and consumers alike – about the sweeping extent of the damages and dangers incurred by fakes and plagiarisms. Furthermore Plagiarius is a great conduit for industry to shed light on this problem on an international basis.
The huge public awareness level of “Plagiarius” often makes a strong impact. In the past, numerous imitators have withdrawn remainders of stock from the market, have signed cease and desist letters or revealed their suppliers.
Designers and companies affected by plagiarisms are invited to apply for the Plagiarius Competition 2014.
For the evaluation the jury needs:
– The original product
– The alleged plagiarism
– The filled in registration form (can be filled in directly at the PC)
– Any correspondence with the imitator
– Copies of IPR Intellectual Property Registrations, if any registered
– If needed, any further information that may be helpful for the jury (short and precise !)
On February 07, 2014 – the first day of the “Ambiente” International Consumer Goods Trade Fair – the award ceremony / press conference of “Plagiarius 2014” will take place. All entries will be shown from February 07-11, 2014 in Foyer 5.1 / 6.1 during the “Ambiente”. Afterwards the prize winners will be shown in the Museum Plagiarius in Solingen (Germany) and at changing world-wide exhibitions.
1> registration: EUR 300,00 – further registrations (each): EUR 150,00
[ action plagiarius ] [ registration form ]