Cappellini Branch Table by Jakob Wagner copy of E-volved table?
01 May 2012
Respected designer Jakob Wagner allegedly copies the design of the E-volved Table by Timothy Schreiber for his own Branch Table by Italian design company Cappellini.
Olivier Oliemans from FueraDentro: "Embarrasing to see a respected designer and a respected company copying Timothy Schreiber's design for the E-volved Table. The E-volved Table has won the Red Dot Design Award in 2007, everyone knows the design. I can't believe they think they can get away with this."
Below are pictures from both designs. Judge for yourself:
Branch Table by Jakob Wagner with three legs vs black aluminum E-volved:
Branch Table by Jakob Wagner with four legs:
Branch Table by Jakob Wagner with five legs:
3D print white Branch Table with 3 legs, and E-volved 3D print:
The E-volved table is made from identical parts as well:
E-volved Coffee Table with four legs:
Take a look at the complete slideshow of Cappellini Design Village 2012 at SALONE DEL MOBILE to see how much the design resembles the E-volved Table:
The striking resemblance between Jacob Wagner's Branch table and the E-volved table are an example and displayed at Déjà-vu: an exhibition about design affiliations. "Have our attitudes to concepts like copy-paste, originality and innovation fundamentally changed lately?" this exhibition would like to open the debate. Read more