Sight Unseen OFFSITE is made possible with the support of the following partners:
Twyla is on a mission to change the way people experience and buy art. It connects them to a seamless art buying experience and provides access to exclusive works by leading contemporary artists online. Twyla works directly with artists to offer exclusive limited edition works at a fraction of the price of original pieces. Careful attention is paid to each detail, every step of the way — from online to home installation. Twyla is also dedicated to raising living wages for artists by creating a new revenue stream for them through the sale of their limited edition prints.
Founded in 2002, Sonos creates the leading smart speaker system. From a tech start-up populated with nerdy engineers and brilliant designers who love music, Sonos has grown into a global music brand dedicated to transforming the experience of listening out loud to music in the home. Its family of wireless smart speakers and home audio products make it easy for everyone to listen to the music they love in every room of their home. To hear their favorites, discover new music, and appreciate it all with the highest sound quality.
Over 140 years ago, Levi Strauss invented a simple blue jean that would forever change the way America, and the rest of the world, dressed. Levi’s® Made and Crafted™ builds on this legacy by designing tomorrow’s classics using today’s best materials and construction techniques. Artful construction. Elevated details. Levi’s® by design.
The oldest and largest of Norway’s consulates in the US, the Consulate in New York works on promoting Norwegian Culture (Contemporary art, crafts, design, architecture, performing arts, literature, music and film) and Norwegian Businesses in New York. The Consulate supports the arts and culture arena in New York through visitor programs for press, curators and presenters within a wide range of cultural fields, in addition to facilitating for and providing financial support to projects taking place in the city. The Consulate also provides consular services for 22 states on the East coast.
West Elm helps customers express their personal style at home. Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, the brand opened its first store in 2003 in DUMBO, the neighborhood it still proudly calls home. Everything West Elm does is designed to make an impact, from its commitment to Fair Trade Certified, local and handcrafted products to its community-driven in-store events and collaborations. Mixing clean lines, natural materials and handcrafted collections from the US and around the world, West Elm creates unique, affordable designs for modern living.
HAY was founded in 2002 with the ambition to create contemporary furniture with an eye for modern living and sophisticated industrial manufacturing. That remains our ambition today. Through our commitment to the design and production of furniture and accessories with an international appeal, we strive to make good design accessible to the largest possible audience. HAY’s continued vision is to create straightforward, functional and aesthetic design in cooperation with some of the world’s most talented, curious and courageous designers.
The annual Collective Design fair is a commercial and educational platform featuring expertly selected works from a global roster of established and emerging galleries. Presented in a new, unexpected location each year, Collective Design cultivates a spirit of discovery that appeals to both avid patrons and those new to collectible design. The fair has leveraged the city’s energy to become a vital part of New York’s cultural calendar.
NYCxDESIGN is New York City’s official citywide celebration of design, of which Sight Unseen OFFSITE is a part. Spanning all disciplines of design, NYCxDESIGN creates a collaborative platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases awareness of and appreciation for design by all audiences.