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Sight Unseen is an online magazine that uncovers what’s new and next in design and the visual arts, with a focus on independent makers working outside traditional disciplinary boundaries. Since its founding in 2009, the site has served as a destination for anyone interested in scouting new talents as well as an inspiration for those working in creative pursuits. In 2014, the editors behind Sight Unseen launched Sight Unseen OFFSITE, a nomadic design fair that serves as New York design week’s most exciting platform for new ideas and talents. Shop 2018's Sight Unseen OFFSITE show on our 1stdibs storefront starting May 23.
Prairie Room Divider in Black Lacquered Aluminum and Cast Resin
Prairie Room Divider in Black Lacquered Aluminu...
New Format Studio
2010s Canadian Modern Screens and Room Dividers
Aluminum, Brass, Resin
A sculptural form for diffusing light and defining interior spaces. Offered in panels of four screens.
La Redonda Steel Accent Chair in Matte Lacquered Oak Brown
La Redonda Steel Accent Chair in Matte Lacquere...
2010s Spanish Modern Chairs
Steel
La Redonda is a chair that plays with a pure two-dimensional geometrical figure, the circle. This perfect shape is molded after being cut out of a steel plate, in order to maintain i...
Confetti Indoor Outdoor Side Table Medium in Midnight Terrazzo and Brass Details
Confetti Indoor Outdoor Side Table Medium in Mi...
Laun, Molly Purnell, Rachel Bullock
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Side Tables
Brass
The confetti table casts the forms of iconic midcentury designs in terrazzo. A statement piece that is equally at home poolside or in the living room, this small table makes a big im...
Confetti Indoor/Outdoor Planter Medium in Midnight Terrazzo and Brass Details
Confetti Indoor/Outdoor Planter Medium in Midni...
Laun, Molly Purnell, Rachel Bullock
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Tables
Brass, Terrazzo
The Confetti planter casts the forms of iconic midcentury designs in terrazzo. A statement piece that is equally at home poolside or in the living room, this planter makes a big impr...
Demille Indoor Outdoor Lounge Chair in Pink Powder-Coated Steel W/ Teal Cushion
Demille Indoor Outdoor Lounge Chair in Pink Pow...
Laun, Molly Purnell, Rachel Bullock
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Patio and Garden Furniture
Stainless Steel, Upholstery
Powder coated stainless steel chair frame with removable cushions upholstered in an outdoor fabric, this chair looks great inside or out. The pink frame is fully welded and has a per...
DeMille Indoor Outdoor Lounge Chair in Black Red Steel with Blush Cushion
DeMille Indoor Outdoor Lounge Chair in Black Re...
Laun, Molly Purnell, Rachel Bullock
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Patio and Garden Furniture
Stainless Steel, Upholstery
Powder coated stainless steel chair frame with removable cushions upholstered in an outdoor fabric, this chair looks great inside or out. The dark red frame is fully welded and has a...
Three Quilt Collection Wool and Leather by Rafael De Cardenas & Mel Ottenberg
Three Quilt Collection Wool and Leather by Rafa...
Rafael De Cardenas, Maharam, Mel Ottenberg
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Quilts and Blankets
Suede, Wool, Silk
Designer Rafael de Cárdenas and fashion stylist Mel Ottenberg have joined together on a collection of three quilts with support from Maharam. Simultaneously intimate yet formal, deco...
SAP Ikebana Vase No.01 by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio & Kaarem in Blue Silk
SAP Ikebana Vase No.01 by Ladies & Gentlemen St...
Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, Kaarem
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Vases
Silk, Resin
Through a shared passion for exploring materials, Kaarem and Ladies & Gentlemen Studio introduce SAP, a series of vessels inspired by the practice of displaying plant arrangements — ...
Janus Table Lamp in Brass and Dichroic Glass by Trueing
Janus Table Lamp in Brass and Dichroic Glass by...
Trueing
2010s North American Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Glass
Janus — the name of one of Saturn’s outermost rings, as well as the two-faced, coin-gracing Roman deity of transitions — is the inspiration for Trueing’s newest table lamp. With an a...
#3000 Mirror in Walnut by Trueing
Trueing
2010s American Modern Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Walnut
An adaptation of Trueing's original #3000 mirror in marble and concrete, this updated version is rendered in warm walnut. Crafted with an enlarged and revised terrazzo pattern, mirro...
#3000 Oval Mirror in Marble and Concrete by Tru...
Trueing
2010s North American Modern Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Concrete, Marble
Named for the sandpaper grit required to polish its surface to a smooth plane, the #3000 mirror emulates the honed terrazzo floors of Milanese lobbies and Venetian palazzos. Cast in ...
Tube Chair by Objects of Common Interest and Fa...
Falke Svatun, Objects of Common Interest
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric
Formed out of two intersecting torus volumes, one sinks into the natural seat the geometry creates. Tube chair can act as a singular bouncy lounge seat, a seating rest for two, or a ...
Column Chest and Minibar in Baltic Birch Plywoo...
BlackTable Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Cabinets
Ash, Birch
Peekaboo minibar inspired by classical architecture columns, with Baltic birch plywood framing and laminated ash veneer with an oiled finish. Built by hand in Queens, New York, by Ca...
Column Table, Rectangular by BlackTable Studio ...
BlackTable Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Tables
Ash
This rectangular wood table, with a old-rubbed, solid ash top and ash veneer base, was inspired by architectural columns. The elegant base explores a soft, almost wrinkly fold. Made ...
Column Table Round by BlackTable Studio with So...
BlackTable Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Tables
Abalone, Ash
This circular wood table, with a old-rubbed, solid ash top and ash veneer base, was inspired by architectural columns. The elegant base explores a soft, almost wrinkly fold. Made by ...
Depaysement Screen in Lacquered Ash and Woven F...
Vonnegut/Kraft, Weft, Slow and Steady Wins the Race
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Screens and Room Dividers
Fabric, Ash
Depaysement is a collection of pieces created by Vonnegut/Kraft in collaboration with Slow and Steady Wins the Race using a new digital platform, Weft, to create the textiles. The De...
Depaysement Ottoman in Lacquered Ash and Woven ...
Vonnegut/Kraft, Weft, Slow and Steady Wins the Race
2010s American Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Fabric, Ash
Depaysement is a collection of pieces created by Vonnegut/Kraft in collaboration with slow and steady wins the race using a new digital platform, Weft, to create the textiles. The De...
Oracle Sconce by Christopher Stuart & Julia Dau...
Christopher Stuart, Julia Dault
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze, Paint
The Oracle is the first collaborative piece by artist Julia Dault and artist-designer Christopher Stuart. The two worked closely over several months to refine their shared vision of ...
Four Minutes Less Than an Hour Contemporary Art...
Andrew Kuo, Tyler Hays
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art
Wood, Oak, Paint
A collaborative twist on BDDW’s signature handmade puzzles, in which painter Andrew Kuo provided an artwork and BDDW founder Tyler Hays turned it into a puzzle in a solid oak frame. ...
Marzipan Pianette by Wall for Apricots and Jaso...
Wall for Apricots, Jason Schwartzman
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Musical Instruments
Maple, Plywood
Wall for Apricots and Jason Schwartzman have come together to create the Marzipan Pianette, a 1970s Hohner Clavinet Pianet keyboard ensconced in a petite console table. The design is...
Atlas Mirror by Bower & Seth Rogen, Mirrored Gl...
Bower, Seth Rogan
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wall Mirrors
Enamel, Mirror, Walnut
After discussing mutual interests and points of inspiration, ranging from midcentury to street art to the airbrushed hypercolors found in 1980s pop culture, Brooklyn studio Bower and...
PnKrck Armchair by Kelly Behun & Narciso Rodrig...
Kelly Behun Studio, Narciso Rodriguez
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs
Suede, Linen, Oak, Lacquer
Designed over a series of late-night emails between longtime friends, the pnKRck lounge chair is the result of interior designer Kelly Behun and fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez co...
Liquid Collusion Small Light Sculpture by Liam ...
Liam Gillick, Harry Nuriev
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Floor Lamps
Steel, Plexiglass
A true collaboration between contemporary artist Liam Gillick and designer Harry Nuriev, and an honest dialogue between art and function, Liquid Collusion is where Gillick’s iconic g...
HW10 Valet in Marble, Brass and Leather by Home...
Oliver Haslegrave, Natasha Royt
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Coat Racks and Stands
Brass, Leather, Marble
This clothing stand by designer Oliver Haslegrave and stylist Natasha Royt is a modern interpretation of a cherished mainstay of sartorial decor: the suit valet. Haslegrave and Royt ...
Liquid Collusion Large Light Sculpture by Liam ...
Liam Gillick, Harry Nuriev
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Floor Lamps
Steel, Plexiglass
A true collaboration between contemporary artist Liam Gillick and designer Harry Nuriev, and an honest dialogue between art and function, Liquid Collusion is where Gillick’s iconic g...
Coal Planters by Fernando Mastrangelo and Boyd ...
Fernando Mastrangelo, Boyd Holbrook
21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Planters, Cachepots ...
Composition
The design for Fernando Mastrangelo and actor Boyd Holbrook’s coal planters was based upon the conceptual process by which they were made. Mastrangelo and Holbrook adapted the physic...
Architecture of Song Heart-Shaped Face Candleho...
The Principals, Angel Olsen
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Candlesticks
Aluminum
If architecture is frozen music, as Goethe once said, what would a song by Angel Olsen look like? Musician Angel Olsen and architect Drew Seskunas have collaborated on a machine that...
Three Quilt Collection Leather and Wool by Rafa...
Rafael De Cardenas, Maharam, Mel Ottenberg
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Quilts and Blankets
Leather, Wool
Designer Rafael de Cárdenas and fashion stylist Mel Ottenberg have joined together on a collection of three quilts with support from Maharam. Simultaneously intimate yet formal, deco...
Three Quilt Collection Leather & Cashmere by Ra...
Rafael De Cardenas, Maharam, Mel Ottenberg
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Quilts and Blankets
Leather, Wool, Silk
Designer Rafael de Cárdenas and fashion stylist Mel Ottenberg have joined together on a collection of three quilts with support from Maharam. Simultaneously intimate yet formal, deco...
Architecture of Song, Sister Candleholder by th...
The Principals, Angel Olsen
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Candlesticks
Aluminum
If architecture is frozen music, as Goethe once said, what would a song by Angel Olsen look like? Musician Angel Olsen and architect Drew Seskunas have collaborated on a machine that...
Liquid Collusion Medium Light Sculpture by Liam...
Liam Gillick, Harry Nuriev
21st Century and Contemporary Russian Modern Floor Lamps
Steel, Plexiglass
A true collaboration between contemporary artist Liam Gillick and designer Harry Nuriev, and an honest dialogue between art and function, Liquid Collusion is where Gillick’s iconic g...
Coal Planters by Fernando Mastrangelo and Boyd ...
Fernando Mastrangelo, Boyd Holbrook
21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Planters, Cachepots ...
Composition
The design for Fernando Mastrangelo and actor Boyd Holbrook’s Coal Planters was based upon the conceptual process by which they were made. Mastrangelo and Holbrook adapted the physic...
Architecture of Song, The Intern Candleholder b...
The Principals, Angel Olsen
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Candlesticks
Aluminum
If architecture is frozen music, as Goethe once said, what would a song by Angel Olsen look like? Musician Angel Olsen and architect Drew Seskunas have collaborated on a machine that...
Aurora Coffee Table by Yield Bronze Glass and B...
Yeild
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Composition
The Aurora coffee table is made from an intersecting curved base and tempered glass top. The solid surface base is a highly sustainable recycled material that is durable and easy to ...
Eulerian No 4 Rug or Carpet Tantuvi Modern Teal...
Tantuvi
21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs
Cotton
Tantuvi rugs are designed in New York and handwoven in India. We work with cottage industry artisans to create each of our pieces, which are yarn dyed in small batches and handwoven ...
Eulerian No 3 Rug or Carpet Tantuvi Modern in Y...
Tantuvi
21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs
Cotton
Tantuvi rugs are designed in New York and handwoven in India. We work with cottage industry artisans to create each of our pieces, which are yarn dyed in small batches and handwoven ...
Eulerian No 2 Rug or Carpet Tantuvi Modern in R...
Tantuvi
21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs
Cotton
Tantuvi rugs are designed in New York and handwoven in India. We work with cottage industry artisans to create each of our pieces, which are yarn dyed in small batches and handwoven ...
Eulerian No. 1 Rug or Carpet by Tantuvi Modern ...
Tantuvi
21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs
Cotton
Tantuvi rugs are designed in New York and handwoven in India. We work with cottage industry artisans to create each of our pieces, which are yarn dyed in small batches and handwoven ...
Mita Mita Small by Stromboli Associates in Teal...
Fabien Cappello
21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Centerpieces
Terrazzo
Fabien chose to work with the popular technique of terrazzo flooring in Mexico, to create his original mineral mixes. They come in three versions, large, medium and small. Materials...
Mita Mita Tall by Stromboli Associates in Teal ...
Fabien Cappello
21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Centerpieces
Terrazzo
Fabien chose to work with the popular technique of terrazzo flooring in Mexico, to create his original mineral mixes. They come in three versions, large, medium and small. Materials...
Mita Mita Large by Stromboli Associates in Teal...
Fabien Cappello
21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Centerpieces
Terrazzo
Fabien chose to work with the popular technique of terrazzo flooring in Mexico, to create his original mineral mixes. They come in three versions, large, medium and small. Materials...
Nina Cho Tabletop Object in Champagne and Grey ...
Nina Cho
21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Centerpieces
Blown Glass
Nina Cho presents layering transparency, a new collection of handmade glass works in various scales, from an accent table to tabletop object. The distinguishing feature of this coll...
Alto Cumulus by Stromboli Associates in Colored...
Ricardo Rodriguez Elias
21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Centerpieces
Art Glass, Marble
The natural phenomenon called Alto cumulus, which illustrates a cloud sitting on top of a volcano, was the main inspiration for this glass and stone plate. It comes in two color vers...
Alto Cumulus by Stromboli Associates in Colored...
Ricardo Rodriguez Elias
21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Centerpieces
Art Glass, Marble
The natural phenomenon called Alto cumulus, which illustrates a cloud sitting on top of a volcano, was the main inspiration for this glass and stone plate. It comes in two-color vers...
Nina Cho Tabletop Object in Grey and Amber Hand...
Nina Cho
21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Centerpieces
Blown Glass
Nina Cho presents layering transparency, a new collection of handmade glass works in various scales, from an accent table to tabletop object. The distinguishing feature of this coll...
Nina Cho Tabletop Object in Teal and Black Hand...
Nina Cho
21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Centerpieces
Blown Glass
Nina Cho presents Layering Transparency, a new collection of handmade glass works in various scales, from an accent table to tabletop object. The distinguishing feature of this coll...
Set No.5 Mini Bar by Müsing–Sellés Carved Woo...
Alvaro Gomez-Selles, Marisa Müsing
21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Dry Bars
Wood, Paint
Set No.5 explores and re-interprets the relationship between form and utility, moving away from expected functionality in everyday furniture. The set aims to create new domestic envi...
Set No.5 Side or Coffee Table by Müsing–Sellé...
Alvaro Gomez-Selles, Marisa Müsing
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Tables
Wood, Paint
Set no. 5 explores and re-interprets the relationship between form and utility, moving away from expected functionality in everyday furniture. The set aims to create new domestic env...
Dome Table or Desk Lamp in Blackened Steel, Shi...
In Common With
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps
Steel, Earthenware, Precious Stone
Each of the stoneware shades is handmade in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in South Eastern Ohio. The grogged and toothed clay bodies are hand-pressed onto molds making e...
Pyramid Table or Desk Lamp in Blackened Steel, ...
In Common With
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps
Steel, Earthenware, Precious Stone
Each of the stoneware shades is handmade in the Foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in South Eastern Ohio. The grogged and toothed clay bodies are hand-pressed onto molds making e...
Alien Table Lamp in Blackened Steel, Shiga Ston...
In Common With
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps
Steel, Earthenware, Precious Stone
Each of the stoneware shades is handmade in the Foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in South Eastern Ohio. The grogged and toothed clay bodies are hand-pressed onto molds making e...
Step Stair in Blackened Steel with Powdered-Coa...
Kin & Company, Henrik Ødegaard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Tables
Bronze, Steel
The signature curves of Kin & Company and waves of Norwegian designer Henrik Ødegaard blend together seamlessly in this collaboration from the two studios, created for the Sight Unse...
Step Stair in Blackened Steel with Powdered-Coa...
Kin & Company, Henrik Ødegaard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs
Bronze, Steel
The signature curves of Kin & Company and waves of Norwegian designer Henrik Ødegaard blend together seamlessly in this collaboration from the two studios, created for the Sight Unse...
Black Beach Modern Low Coffee or Occasional Tab...
Desirée Garcés
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Concrete
Low table made in cast in a charcoal and concrete composite designed for sight unseen offsite.
Autem Circle Table Mirror in Marble & Mirrored ...
Alberto Bellamoli
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Table Mirrors
Mirror, Marble
Autem is a material and visual experimentation with marble and mirrors. The project is an investigation about the relations of volume, masses and perception. Can we unbundle a materi...
Autem Stand Alone Mirror Marble & Mirrored Glas...
Alberto Bellamoli
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Floor Mirrors and Full-Lengt...
Mirror, Marble
Autem is a material and visual experimentation with marble and mirrors. The project is an investigation about the relations of volume, masses and perception. Can we unbundle a materi...
Sophia Table Lamp in Chrome by Another Human, M...
Another Human
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps
Chrome
Inspired by the curvy chrome Italian lighting designs of the late 1960s and 1970s as well as the animated shapes and totems of the Memphis Group, the Dorothy lamp is both elegant in ...
Dorothy Table Lamp in Chrome by Another Human, ...
Another Human
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps
Chrome
Inspired by the curvy chrome Italian lighting designs of the late 1960s and 1970s as well as the animated shapes and totems of the Memphis Group, the Dorothy lamp is both elegant in ...
Depaysement Bench in Lacquered Ash and Woven Fa...
Vonnegut/Kraft, Weft, Slow and Steady Wins the Race
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Fabric, Ash
Depaysement is a collection of pieces created by Brooklyn-based designers Vonnegut/Kraft in collaboration with Slow and Steady Wins the Race using a new digital platform, Weft, to cr...
Depaysement Bench in Lacquered Ash and Woven Fa...
Vonnegut/Kraft, Weft, Slow and Steady Wins the Race
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Fabric, Ash
Depaysement is a collection of pieces created by Vonnegut/Kraft in collaboration with Slow and Steady Wins the Race using a new digital platform, Weft, to create the textiles. The De...
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