How to Support Originality in Design

Maya Romanoff

Maya Romanoff Extraordinary Surfacing Materials


How to Support Originality in Design

December 21 2016

The heart of our business at Maya Romanoff is our commitment to creating. The Romanoff family, along with our artisans and product development team, are constantly experimenting with new processes and materials that lead to world-class wallcoverings, unlike anything else that exists on the market. Originality in every sense is what has set us apart, allowed us to make a mark on the interior design industry and employ hundreds of people for decades. It’s not an easy way to do business, but it’s the only way that allows for true artistry in design.

Preserving this level of originality in design is what prompted us to join forces with a great organization called Be Original Americas, a group that’s raising awareness around the furnishing and interiors companies that are producing innovative, proprietary products, and the importance of supporting and protecting these original makers from counterfeits and knockoffs.

Counterfeiting has become a major challenge in the worlds of style, fashion and design, and one that’s taking a toll on some of these industries’ most legendary businesses. According to the International Chamber of Commerce, more than 2.5 million jobs have been lost due to fake products, and the estimated value of counterfeit goods rose from $650 Billion in 2008 to  $1.7 Trillion in 2015. It’s also an issue that almost no artist or designer is safe from.

There are now nearly 100 companies from the interior design industry that have joined Be Original Americas, including legendary houses like Herman Miller, Kartell, Ligne Roset, Bernhardt, Cassina, Alessi, Missoni Home, and Tom Dixon.

If you’re looking for a new charity to back this season, or a New Year’s resolution to make, we suggest supporting this wonderful organization and all it’s doing to preserve the future of original, beautiful ideas.

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