this email we received from one of our readers yesterday – ‘hello birgit, we are receiving emails from around the globe expressing concern about the winning entry in your recent competition. their primary concern regards what they see as disrespect for my original creative effort … it seems to me that a car with a sound system is still a car, not a novel design. if you agree, is it different for furniture?’ designboom’s answer: ‘have you ever seen a color dice? in fact also your design has the form of a dice, there is no particular originality in your form. it is a classic shape that people continue to use. the winner of the teenage furniture competition re-interprets this classic shape with new ‘cool’ functions.’ what’s your opinion? please comment.