A few days ago, I posted a picture of a beautiful Eames walnut-wood stool that retails for about $750 to $800. Beautiful woodwork, great design.
Imagine my surprise when reading the Guardian this afternoon when I saw a very similar stool at British retail icon, Marks & Spencer for an easy £99, which, at today's exchange rate is $169.54. Naturally, I couldn't find it on their website. What do you think about this? Is it a design rip-off, or merely an homage to a master?