Tok&Stok is a privately-held, national home products retailer that sells furniture and appliances items in their retail stores. It has been founded in Barueri (São Paulo, Brazil) in 1978 by Régis e Ghislaine Dubrule. Tok&Stok has more than 25 stores settled in 18 cities and 10 states in Brazil. It can be considered the latin-american version ok IKEA, even if it's not directly comparable for many reasons. First of all Tok&Stok handles directly with Design Classics replicas (see the "Clássicos de Design" area) out the collaboration with companies from Swiss, Denmark and Spain and a independent design brand (T&S Design) in collaboration with several national designers.
Anyway, what is interesting for me is the low quality of the clearly-copied-furniture. Obviously sold at a very cheap price if compared with the originals. What's the social consequence? Do really high-culture furniture become popular (let's say "commercial") or just kind of a "furnishing bling-bling" for those who want to flaunt their poor richness?
Think about it and check it out ;)