The World’s Greatest Knock-offs

A entire Museum dedicated to Knock-offs. Who could have ever imagined ? The MuseumPlagarius fittingly opened on Apr.1, in the German City of Soligen, near Cologne. It is housed in a converted railway building, and exhibits original products along with their cheap fakes. The items come from the annual Plagiarius awards, which are presented at the prestigious trade fair Ambiente in Frankfurt.The fakes were submitted by the original designers, perhaps in desperation to draw attention to the worldwide problem of counterfeiting.

The fakes range from Gucci reading glasses to my personal favorite – the rather painful looking Urology Set.

Link to the original Businessweek Slideshow & article. (Thanks, Sujay)