Be Original Americas
THAT ORIGINAL IDEAS ARE ALL CREATED EQUAL
No matter the original all original ideas should be equally acknowledged and hold the same rights and protections.
THAT INVESTING IN ORIGINAL DESIGN IS GOOD BUSINESS
Investing in original design pays off. It keeps its value, is more durable and ages with beauty.
THAT GOOD DESIGN MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Good design makes a difference in the world. It can be sustainable and protect our planet. Good design improves our quality of life.
IN THE DESIGNER AND CREATORS
Designers’ designs and ideas are their property and that of the company they have partnered with in creating and manufacturing the work.
IN PROTECTING THE DESIGNER AND COMPANY
Young designers and ambitious design brands need design protection to foster innovation, explore possibilities, and usher in the future.
IN THE FUTURE OF DESIGN
Design gives back to the industry as a whole and to the people it serves. By purchasing authentic design you are investing in the future of design.
IN TRUE PARTNERS
A community of people who believe in these ideas and join the fight to support original design.
IN THE CUSTOMER
The customer will choose the original when they know and understand the work of the designer, the value of quality, and the investment it takes to create something original.
We believe in creating — NOT imitating. Making something original, with inspiration from the past and historic traditions is part of the learning process to create something wholly new.
The authentic way is the right way – for end users, designers, the companies that develop new original designs through research, creativity, investments and skills.
Be Original Americas is a 501(c)6 non-profit committed to informing, educating and influencing manufacturers, design professionals and consumers on the economic, ethical, and environmental value of authentic design.