|Sitting pretty? Matt Blatt owner Adam Drexler in the Sydney Morning Herald|
I thought this cover of the Sydney Morning Herald , Aug 6th 2011, was really extraordinary.
The big banner at the top announces the Good Weekend Design issue enclosed, but there is also a large ad across the bottom of the page for Matt Blatt, an Australian furniture supplier. Matt Blatt has for years specialised in badly made knockoffs of branded designer pieces. I thought it was an incredible example of the lip service that is paid to design in this country, and the lack of support designers are really offered culturally.