Sight Unseen launches curated collection of furniture and accessories by 16 contemporary designers exclusively on 1stDibs

July 2021: For 2021, the editors of the acclaimed online design magazine Sight Unseen have curated a special collection of furniture and accessories by 16 contemporary designers, available exclusively on 1stDibs, a leading marketplace for extraordinary design. The collection includes chairs, tables, lamps, vases, outdoor furniture, and more by talents hailing from North America and Europe, many of whom have collaborated with or been featured by Sight Unseen in the past.

While the pandemic prevented Sight Unseen from producing its annual design fair, Offsite, in 2020 and 2021, this 1stDibs collection sees the magazine continuing its influential role as a platform for supporting the work of independent designers. Among those included are Nazara Lazaro, a Berlin-based furniture designer who created a whimsical coat rack and chair for the project; Italian studio Zaven, whose colourful Tubes chair and table are made from recycled magazines; popular Los Angeles ceramicist Bari Ziperstein of BZIPPY, who’s debuting her first magazine rack; and Portland glassblower Robbie Frankel of Balefire, who’s expanding his repertoire for the first time to include blown-glass lighting. The collection also marks the debut of work by Brooklyn newcomer Arvo Ray.

The collection is available now at the following link, ranging in price from approximately £670 to £5,500:

The full list of participants is as follows:

  • Adrian Cruz Elements
  • Another Human
  • Arvo Ray
  • BaleFire Glass
  • Hayden Richer
  • Henrik Odegaard
  • Kompaniet
  • Laun
  • Marco Campardo Studio
  • Mike Ruiz-Serra
  • Nazara Lazaro
  • Objects & Ideas
  • Peca
  • Tellurico

About Sight Unseen

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 companies and individuals interested in scouting new talent 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 runs during NYCxDesign and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and serves as New York design week’s most exciting platform for new ideas and talents. Sight Unseen also curates exhibitions and pop-up shops, produces events, and provides editorial and consulting services for a variety of forward-thinking clients.

Sight Unseen has had a storefront on 1stDibs since 2018, which it uses to elevate and give commercial support to the work of the international designers whom it has highlighted and, in some cases, discovered.

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