AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE hosted two lively panel discussions during Melbourne Indesign August 12/13, 2016.
RICHARD MUNAO, Cult; GORDON TAIT, Tait; BARBARA HERMON, Hermon & Hermon; NICK RENNIE, Happy Finish Design
And designers –
TOM SKEEHAN, KATE STOKES, ROSS GARDAM, NICK RENNIE
both discussions moderated by ADA director Anne-Maree Sargeant – tackled issues facing Australian designers, manufacturers and distributors of original design – in light of proposed changes to Australian IP laws.
Bottom line – if Australia doesn’t swiftly adopt the same protection laws the UK has recently enforced to foster the UK design industry – Australia seems set to be the global dumping ground of counterfeit designer furniture and lighting.
The ADA also held the REAL FAKE Instagram competition – where 5 real products and 5 fake products showcased inviting visitors to spot the fake!