Tractor vs. Metro Barstool

 

Hmm, these two stools are very similar, aren’t they? Is one flattering the other by imitating certain aspects of design or is it just a case of blatant copying? One was designed in 2000/2001 and the other showed up this recently this year. One costs four times what the other does, for good reason if the descriptions are anything to go by. I’ll leave it to you to decide if it’s an ‘inspired by’ situation or a flat out copy-cat.

Tractor

Tractor Barstool, $1,250.00
Ssustainably and locally harvested solid wood (ebonized walnut, American black walnut or ash); black leather-wrapped footrest.
Designed by Craig Bassam of BassamFellows (2000/2001).
Made in U.S.A.
17″w x 30″h x 13.5″d

Metro

Metro Barstool, 300.00
Color: Walnut
27.75″h x 16″w

 

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