28 Designers to Know From This Year’s Sight Unseen OFFSITE

Eight years ago, we launched a project during New York Design Week called Noho Next, a group exhibition where future design stars like Jonah Takagi, Jonathan Nesci, and Fort Standard debuted some of their earliest work. Last year, things came full circle as we returned to the curated group show format at our 2017 show, changing the name to OFFSITE Selects but keeping the formula the same: We’d choose new works by a variety of designers — from established talents to brand-new studios — and present them much like a gallery would.

In this year’s edition, the works on view were international in scope and wildly varying in scale, from a chubby-legged, rusty velvet chaise by newcomer Jessica Herrera of Oôd Studio to six tiny marble vessels by Chile’s Rodrigo Bravo (both got quickly scooped up by gallerists or other in-the-know design people). Highlights included Anthony Bianco’s cast-glass sculptures, Yield’s Corian-and-glass Aurora coffee table, the first-ever furniture piece from LA interior designers Etc., and ceramic, ravioli-esque table lamps by new studio In Common With. The full list of participants is below; if you don’t recognize some of their names, you will soon enough.


OFFSITE Selects_Suna Bonometti x Birnam Wood Studio_credit Charlie Schuck

U&I Table by Birnam Wood Studio x Suna BonomettiOFFSITE Selects_Mut Design1_credit Charlie Schuck

Duo Mirrors by MUT Design

OFFSITE Selects_Yield2_credit Charlie Schuck

Aurora Coffee Table by Yield

OFFSITE Selects_Other Kingdom2_credit Charlie Schuck

Uniform Table by Other Kingdom

OFFSITE Selects_Ben Barber Studio3_credit Charlie Schuck

Sanora Side & Coffee Table by Ben Barber Studio

OFFSITE Selects_Tantuvi_credit Charlie Schuck

Eulerian Flat Weave Rugs by Tantuvi

OFFSITE Selects_New Format_credit Charlie Schuck

Prairie Divider Screen by New Format Studio

offsite selects_addition studio2_credit charlie schuck

Artifact Lamp by Addition Studio

OFFSITE Selects_Stromboli Associates_Clemence Seilles_credit Charlie Schuck

Bodina by Clemence Seilles for Stromboli Associates

OFFSITE Selects_Rodrigo Bravo_credit Charlie Schuck

Monolith Series by Rodrigo Bravo

OFFSITE Selects_RIES_credit Charlie Schuck

Aro Chair by RIES

OFFSITE Selects_Project Room_credit Charlie Schuck

SGL 1 Lamp by Project Room

OFFSITE Selects_Ood Studio2_credit Charlie Schuck

Floor Lamp and Chaise by Oôd Studio

OFFSITE Selects_Supaform_credit Charlie Schuck

Obviously Puzzled Chair by Supaform

OFFSITE Selects_Bianco Light and Space4_credit Charlie Schuck OFFSITE Selects_Bianco Light and Space2_credit Charlie Schuck

Rare Earth Series by Bianco Light & Space


OFFSITE Selects_Stromboli Associates_Gwladys Alonzo2_credit Charlie Schuck

Crater by Gwladys Alonzo for Stromboli Associates

OFFSITE Selects_In Common With_credit Sean Santiago

Earthenware Table Lamps by In Common With (photo © Sean Santiago)

OFFSITE Selects_BlackTable Studio_credit Charlie Schuck

Column Chest by BlackTable Studio

OFFSITE Selects_Laun_credit Charlie Schuck

DeMille Chair and Confetti Table by Laun

OFFSITE Selects_JUMBO2_credit Charlie Schuck OFFSITE Selects_JUMBO_credit Charlie Schuck

Neotenic Lounge by JUMBO

OFFSITE Selects_Etc.etera_credit Charlie Schuck

Block Table by Etc.etera

OFFSITE Selects_musing-selles2_credit Charlie Schuck OFFSITE Selects_musing-selles_credit Charlie Schuck

Set No. 5 by Müsing-Sellés

OFFSITE Selects_Another Human_credit Charlie Schuck

Dorothy & Sophia Lamps by Another Human

OFFSITE Selects_Desiree Garces3_credit Charlie Schuck OFFSITE Selects_Desiree Garces2_credit Charlie Schuck

Black Beach Table by Desirée Garcés

OFFSITE Selects_Fialure_credit Charlie Schuck

Clay and Aluminum Table by Fialure

OFFSITE Selects_Bellamoli Studio2_credit Charlie Schuck OFFSITE Selects_Bellamoli Studio5_credit Charlie Schuck

Autem Mirrors by Bellamoli Studio


OFFSITE Selects_Formabesta_credit Sean Santiago

Caixal Weavings by Formabesta (Photo © Sean Santiago)

OFFSITE Selects_Nina Cho_credit Sean Santiago

Layering Transparency by Nina Cho (Photo © Sean Santiago)

OFFSITE Selects2_credit Charlie Schuck