Sight Unseen OFFSITE is produced and curated annually by Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer of Sight Unseen to coincide with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and NYCxDESIGN.
Sight Unseen OFFSITE combines works by the best and brightest independent design studios with those from established, forward-thinking brands to create a must-see destination for industry professionals and design lovers alike.
Sight Unseen OFFSITE builds on the success of the Noho Design District, a satellite exhibition founded and curated by Sight Unseen, which ran from 2010-2013. In four short years, the Noho Design District quickly became known as New York design week’s most exciting platform for new ideas and talents, with Sight Unseen regarded as one of the most important forces in American design.
For 2015, Sight Unseen OFFSITE will return to continue its reputation as a top New York cultural attraction and the most important American platform for independent design.
About the Organizers
Former editors at I.D., Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov are the co-founders of Sight Unseen, an editorial and curatorial consultancy whose projects include www.sightunseen.com, the online design and culture magazine devoted to inspiration and process, and the Sight Unseen Shop, an online retail venture devoted to the sale of handmade and one-of-a-kind objects by artists and designers. Sight Unseen also curates exhibitions, produces and co-hosts events, and provides branding and marketing services for a variety of clients, including The Ace Hotel, Refinery29, Urban Outfitters, the Standard East Village, Karlssons Gold Vodka, Creatures of Comfort, Lincoln, Etienne Aigner, and Shinola.
About the Designers
The branding and identity designs for Sight Unseen OFFSITE were created by Kokoro & Moi. Kokoro & Moi was established in 2001, and is a Helsinki and New York based full-service creative agency transforming brands with bold and progressive ideas and concepts. Kokoro & Moi’s focus is on brand identity and brand experience, and the agency is known for creating authentic and innovative strategies, crafting imaginative solutions and making an impact in digital, print, products, and environments. Kokoro & Moi has worked alongside a broad and international range of commercial players, from multinationals such as Puma and Uniqlo to start-ups, as well as a variety of cultural and public institutions such as AIA New York, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the World Design Capital initiative.