Today we’re taking a look at some developments over in the UK where some of the most iconic pieces in modern design furniture like the Eames chairs will soon be increasing in price. The new EU copyright regulations recently went into effect, extending the furniture copyright from 25 to 70 years after the designer has passed. Those looking for a bargain on some of these iconic pieces will have six months to purchase a replica while the UK retailers make their transition to get rid of existing stock.

An example of this is the highly regarded Eames walnut and leather armchair and ottoman. Officially manufactured by Vitra, it retails for about £6,814 which is about $9,070 in US dollars. However, Chinese factories are known to make knock off copies which are sold online for as low as £399, or $530 US dollars. These knock off copies are the ones that will soon be banned. A law that went into effect last month means that retailers will no longer be allowed to sell inexpensive replicas, forcing shoppers to purchase the originals.

For the time being, companies are allowed to sell replica goods as long as a minimum of 25 years has passed since the designer died, but the new EU ruling means that period will now be considerably extended to 70 years. For a designer like Charles Eames who passed away in 1978, that means his work will be protected until 2048.

This update is provided by CA Modern Home, offering an extensive selection of modern home furniture by respected brands and designers like those under the Herman Miller brand, including Charles & Ray Eames.  Call us at 1-800-605-1859 for any sales inquiries or more information on furniture by Eames, George Nelson, and the many other iconic designers.

Jesse Brody
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