Since 1977 Action Plagiarius aims to inform the public about the problem of fakes and plagiarisms and the negative impacts they have on not only the economy as a whole but especially on small companies and individual designers.
The applause just sounded at the Ambiente Fair in Frankfurt where the award ceremony of the annual Plagiarius competition took place.
More at Prize-Winners of Plagiarius 2006Interesting note:
At the end of May 2006 Action Plagiarius plans the inauguration of its "Museum Plagiarius" in the city of Solingen (near Cologne). The exhibition will show originals and plagiarisms of all kinds of branches in direct comparison. Furthermore workshops and seminars on how to fight brand and product piracy will take place in the conference room of the museum.
Aart van Bezooijen is a Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design. He lives and works in Hamburg where he founded Material Stories (2005) to inspire and enable the best use of materials to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable.
2011 he explored sustainable solutions from around the world during the "It's Not Easy Being Green" project with graphic designer Paula Raché. He co-organized the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Since 2012, he works as Professor for Material and Technology Transfer at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle growing a new materials library.