On the internets: Kmart’s midcentury knock-offs. What?

19 Oct

A Herman Miller style rocker for $130? White plastic tulip chairs for $150? Yeah, and made new. From.. Kmart.

My sister had sent me a link to these products, and I was baffled. Apparently they carry a ridiculous knock-off brand called Baxton Studio (which is also carried by Target) that manufactures knock-offs of some of the most famous designs – but, you know, slightly off, if not incredibly off. I’m really curious who buys these..?

Check out all the creepy insanity here, at kmart.com

 

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8 Responses to “On the internets: Kmart’s midcentury knock-offs. What?”

  1. joe mountain October 19, 2010 at 5:58 pm #

    …olly crap.

  2. toniiii October 19, 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    Oh my, I don’t know how I feel about this!

  3. toniiii October 19, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    Thanks for sharing that, by the way.

    Have you seen Target’s George Nelson knock-off clocks? Some of their clocks are tagged “Eames retro Danish Modern Clocks”. Strange.

  4. Jonathan October 20, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    Yea the Target Nelson clock knockoffs are insanely blatant. As for the K-Mart knockoffs, these are from the same manufacturer that supplies knockoffs to all sorts of modern furniture e-tailers. The quality of the shell chair knockoffs isn’t too far off from the real thing actually, since the new chairs are plastic anyways. But that’s one more reason to stick with vintage or Modernica fiberglass :)

  5. toniiii October 20, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    Jonathan – I agree. I love Modernica’s fiberglass!

  6. joe mountain October 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    Targets knockoff George Nelson clocks are called Eames retro danish clocks? If so that’s funny for a lot of different reasons.

  7. Gretchen October 20, 2010 at 8:06 pm #

    Can’t help but wonder about the K-wality of these pieces. Ba-dum-ching!

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  1. Extra, extra! Modernica now offering fiberglass line of Eames chairs! « mimomito | Midcentury Modern Mid Town - January 3, 2012

    […] I know, I know – some of you are not big fans of reproductions. I can’t blame you, some of them just aren’t as hearty as fiberglass originals, and are usually just as expensive as finding an original at a yard sale! Like those KMart repros we told ya about last year! […]

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