Our friends at Sight Unseen spiced up NYC Design Week this year with the debut of a new exhibition called OFFSITE. The show featured some great independent designers, brands, and galleries, as well as a series of pop-up shops. Sight Unseen welcomed over 20 independent American design talents, including Rich Brilliant Willing, Grey Area, DAMM Design, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, AMMA Design, Matthias Kaiser, Snarkitecture, Fort Standard, and Katie Stout, among others.
The overall vibe was incredibly cheerful, and there were some fantastic standout presentations, including some great examples of the sort of bright, visual pop culture that we all seem to really respond to in this moment—super colorful objects and images, saturated eye candy that cries out to be instagrammed and shared (thus extending its life and overall cultural impact).
We especially loved this series of unexpected and refreshing kites, which took icons of commercial graphic design out of their normal context and transformed them into artistic motifs ready to fly in the sky. Their Thank You Thank You Thank You woven handbag was also a great hit. Similarly, Brooklyn studio Chiaozza’s surprising and quirky papier-mâché plant store was a ton of fun.
Congratulations to Sight Unseen founders Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov, and all of OFFSITE’s participants!
More to Love
Cold Cuts Coasters by Chen Chen & Kai Williams
Throne Stepback Lounger from Chen Chen & Kai Williams, 2016
Modern Bucket Chairs by Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Set of 2
S' Chair from Chen Chen & Kai Williams, 2016
Homasote Box Chair from Chen Chen & Kai Williams, 2016
L Seven Bench from Chen Chen & Kai Williams, 2016
Maple Chopping Board from Fort Standard
Walnut Chopping Board from Fort Standard
Decagon Marble Platter from Fort Standard
Piazza Desk Lamp by DAMM
Hector Lamp by DAMM
Memphis Lamp in Green by DAMM
Memphis Lamp in Pink by DAMM
Carrara Marble Trivet with Soft Leather Back from Fort Standard
Standard Ware Pitcher by Fort Standard for 1882 Ltd
Standard Ware Small Bowl by Fort Standard
Standard Ware Medium Cups by Fort Standard for 1882 Ltd, Set of 2
Standard Ware Large Shallow Bowl by Fort Standard for 1882 Ltd
Standard Large Deep Bowl by Fort Standard for 1882 Ltd
Standard Ware Vase by Fort Standard
Standard Ware Tall Vase by Fort Standard for 1882 Ltd
Memphis II by DAMM
Spiky Wall Mirror from Katie Stout, 2017
Stone Fruit Planter: Avocado by Chen Chen & Kai Williams
Standard Ware Small Cups by Fort Standard for 1882 Ltd, Set of 2