The Standard, East Village, 25 Cooper Square Friday May 18 – Monday May 21, 12PM to 7PM
Sight Unseen presents Hotel California, a showcase of the brightest designers hailing from the Golden State, chosen by editors and NDD curators Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer in collaboration with Brooks Hudson Thomas of Specific Merchandise. Featuring furniture, lighting, and objects by Brendan Ravenhill, Kelly Lamb, Shin Okuda, Steven Shein, Scout Regalia, Todosomething, Atelier de Troupe, Tanya Aguiniga, Matt Gagnon, Taidgh O’Neill, and more, the show also includes a special installation of new ceramic wall pieces by San Francisco artist Ian Mcdonald. Taking place both indoors and out, Hotel California highlights the sunny locales these designers call home.
For their monthlong pop-up shop at Creatures of Comfort, Sight Unseen will explore how contemporary practitioners wield basic shapes in order to create items that have instant likeability. The pop-up shop will feature design objects that take the form of, or are decorated with, basic geometric shapes, including WAKA WAKA Bookends.
Featuring the debut of PAPER VIEW, the first Sight Unseen printed edition, part of the Karlsson’s Vodka Unfiltered project.
Sight Unseen is an incredibly inspiring online magazine with features on artists, designers, makers and thinkers far and wide. They have decided to bring their magic online to the printed page. With the help of the Karlsson’s Vodka Unfiltered project and the design chops of Studio Lin, Sight Unseen has created a special printed edition called Paper View. Inside, you’ll find 21 brand-new features on Peter Shire, Anntian, Keegan McHargue, Shabd, Shin Okuda, Wary Meyers, Andy Rementer, Raven & Boar, Cmmnwlth, Sanntu Mustonen, Leutton Postle, Chen Chen and Kai Williams, New Friends, Jade Lai, Nacho Alegre, Patrick Parrish, Brian Janusiak and Elizabeth Beer, Felix Burrichter, Roanne Adams, Roman and Williams, and Sebastian Wrong. Plus, an essay by the editors about what two years of interviews have taught them about what it’s like to be a maker.
Check it out on their site and if you’re in NY, they will be hosting a launch party with a pop up shop lasting from April 9 - May 6 at Creatures of Comfort/NY.