I've noticed the same merchandise in different stores or catalogs for vastly different prices. For instance, this table appears in the Source Perrier catalog for $675 ;
and in the Room Service Home catalog for $349.
Now, these appear to be the exact same table, but if one was a copy, would you care?
For instance, Poul Henningsen's artichoke lamp, with a pricetag of $16,900 is available at Design Within Reach.
Here is a replica from Matt Blatt in Australia for $995 (made of aluminum rather than stainless steel):
Here is a light fixture from Federico Martinez for $650.
A replica can be found at Shades of Light for $295 (also available in rustic rust finish).
And then there is the Saarinen tulip table - at Design Within Reach for $1,400 - $3,450.
Ikea has the Docksta for $269.
Finally, Jonathon Adler's Chinese Chippendale chair (armless) for $550.
Here, Ballard Designs version (with arms) for $279.
Can you tell the difference? Or is it like cubic zirconium - you would just know?
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