The influential online magazine Sight Unseen returned to New York Design Week with the fourth annual Sight Unseen OFFSITE fair. The 2017 event was even more focused on individual presentations – pared back to just 25 participants, each had a larger exhibition space in which to show a collection of more elevated, high-end work. To complement these solo installations, Sight Unseen’s editors chose a select number of up-and-coming talents for a standalone group exhibition.

Sight Unseen also debuted Sight Unseen Presents, an event series meant to increase the visibility of New York Design Week by activating a dozen retail spaces and restaurants throughout the city with design content and programming. Sight Unseen will create its second-ever print magazine to document and promote the series.

The lineup for Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2017 included highlights such as the second edition of a long-distance collaboration between 5 American and 5 Norwegian design studios; a virtual-reality experience for which designer and art director Tom Hancocks created eight rooms; debut presentations by two brand-new emerging talents — Savannah-based Eny Lee Parker and Los Angeles–based Leah Ring of Another Human; a group exhibition featuring new works by a dozen up-and-coming designers, hand-picked by Sight Unseen’s editors; a site-specific interactive installation by Calico Wallpaper and The Principals; the debut of a new furniture collaboration between the Miami-based designers Jonathan Gonzalez and Deon Rubi; the debut of the first furniture collection by the noted New York interior design firm, Home Studios; plus additional presentations of new work by Elyse Graham, Ben & Aja Blanc, New Tendency, Guillermo Santoma, Fernando Mastrangelo Studio, Jean-Pascal Gauthier, BZippy & Co, Grain, Fort Makers, Slash Objects, Crosby Studios, Areti, Erich Ginder, Llot Llov, Larry Parker, and more.


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[Images courtesy of Sight Unseen OFFSITE. Photography by Charlie Schuck.]


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