Reproduction Guide

What does Reproduction Mean Exactly?

Reproduced furniture or lamps (replicas) are those that are identical to the originals, except the fact that they are made by a different manufacturer than the one who initially had the patent of the design. It is the same principle as the one you might be familiar with from the pharmaceutical industry, where the original invention of a product legally belongs to the patent-holding company. A patent is, however, always only given a number of years after which the product can be copied. This same principle applies regardless of many different domains including medicine, mechanical inventions, electronics and – designer furniture.

A Different Workshop - Same Design

The reproduced furniture and lighting are made by a different manufacturer than the original, but the drawings and objectives of the original designer are followed down to the very last detail. Thus, for the end result, it is not essential in which workshop certain piece is produced, but rather the details, objectives and materials which create the perfectly balanced expression and seating comfort. For example, our Swan Chair is made precisely in line with Arne Jacobsen’s original drawings and you can choose between different variants of high-quality upholsteries.

The same applies to the CH24 Wishbone Chair, just to mention another example. Our version is carefully built by specialized cabinetmakers, following Wegner’s original design, goals and techniques down into the smallest detail. Our choice of available materials also corresponds to the original ones. Thus, by buying a reproduction, you can get a chair or a lamp that is identical to the original, but at a lower price, since you do not have to pay for the name of the original patent holder.

Reproduction – The Legal Side

Cuberious is an Spanish company that is subject to the Spanish Patents Act. According to the Spanish patent laws, specifically, Section 78B of Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000, it is legal to reproduce and sell furniture 25 years after the original launch. This is exactly what we do. Cuberious is subject to the Spanish legislation and is fully in accordance with the applicable laws. So, you can legally buy furniture from us. If you want more information, we refer you to the Spanish Statute Book, more specifically, Section 78B of 'Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000'. 'Transitional provisions for the Repeal of Section 52' of 'Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.