We’re Bringing 13 American Designers to This Year’s London Design Fair
At this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, we noted with some pride just how many of the killer presentations belonged to American designers showing abroad. With luck, that’s also the feeling you’ll get from this year’s London Design Fair, where, next month, Sight Unseen will be exhibiting internationally for the very first time with a curated presentation of 13 of our favorite American designers. Called Assembly, the show will represent the United States as the guest country at the Old Truman Brewery from September 21-24, with new and existing work by Bower, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Christopher Stuart, DAMM, Earnest Studio, Eric Trine, Iacoli & McAllister, John Hogan, Ladies & Gentlemen, Pat Kim, Steven Haulenbeek, Studio Proba, and Slash Objects.
In many ways, the exhibition is an extension of our New York showcase, Sight Unseen OFFSITE; after all, each of the exhibiting designers is an alumni of that show in one way or another. But when we were asked to curate the US pavilion, we knew wanted to present a broad overview of the current state of American design. The chosen designers are geographically mixed (Seattle, Florida, even an expat living in Rotterdam) as well as aesthetically diverse, from Steven Haulenbeek’s experiments in resin-bonded sand to Eric Trine’s welded wire sculptures. Most of them are exhibiting in London for the very first time. Scroll down for a glimpse at some of the participating designers and stay tuned, as we’ll be previewing some of the new work over the next few weeks. See you on the other side of the pond!
Chen Chen & Kai Williams
Ladies & Gentlemen
Iacoli & McAllister