Symbols of Authenticity
What makes a design original? Understanding authenticity is learning what happens behind the scenes & learning what the design means.
Want to know how to spot an original?
Manufacturers of original designs will have…
Signs of high-end manufacturing, like polished seams, quality materials, and more
A clear logo, serial number, or signature of the maker
Certificate of authenticity & warranty services
Retailers that sell original designs will have…
Clearly labeled pieces with maker information readily available
Educated sales professionals who can speak to the qualities and characteristics of each design
Authorization from manufacturers to sell their products
Options for warranty and services
Design firms that value original design will…
Specify high-quality products that stand the test of time
Create inspiring spaces by working with quality materials, furniture, and more
Respect their fellow designers by investing in their peers’ work
Educate their clients on the value of original design for durability, sustainability, and longevity
Get informed with reliable media sources to learn about a product before you buy.
Visit trustworthy media outlets & exhibits for design history and inspiration
Research manufacturers’ websites for specifications
Read reviews from other customers before investing in a design piece