Hi Guys, I am working on a lamp in my spare time since about a year. some time ago, a design firm release a concept that is very similar to mine, not exactly the same, but close in aesthetic. I know they never saw my idea and I never saw their neither and that is not the subject of this discussion. What I would like to know is how close two object can be in aesthetic without being consider rip-off. In this situation, what would you do? I am planning to release mine in September, I dont know if they plan to release their because its a concept only, but now I see their lamp in every design blog so I consider it have been released before mine...
Their lamp is porcelain/wood, mine is alu sheet/wood.
Here is the one from DZ studio:
And here is mine: