I did have a friendly conversation last week with the owner of the design firm that did the design that inspired Bengle, and all was cool, and we were talking about working on a project together. So... I was surprised to see them post an IG story calling on their followers to leave a comment about what they now felt was a rip-off. A DM would have been a bit more professional.gareth78 wrote:That post did seem to describe something of a more harmonious relationship, the recent post and comments from Discommon is suggestion anything but. I think it reasonable given how open the Decent journey has been to expect some considered response. There are more than a few current and future owners who feeling a bit uncomfortable, and when you look at how the whole Felicita scales copying Acaia was handled are finding this a little unpleasant.
The previous week, I had posted on IG a credit and photo of the design, and the design firm owner was post #1 with some friendly words:
At any rate, I'm sorry the public conversation went this way -- lots of people were interested in that design, but we're not going to make something that's going to cause a persistent sense of ill will from somebody whose work Ben & I really admire.