Thursday, 17 June 2010
This example of novelty product design is salt and pepper shakers fitted in an embrace. The designer recognised on the article on design-milk.co.uk is Scott Henderson who names it 'Hug'. It is selling for $29 at 'Generate'. However, whilst visiting relatives in the south west of France I first saw this product for 3 euros in a small town market. This was five years ago. Furthermore, two years ago I found the same product in Urban Outfitters for £8. Thus, this raises the question; Are products priced for certain markets in an extortionate manner due to where they are sold and who they are sold to? Is this right or fair? Is this ethical design?