Introducing the Iconic Women Collection, Sight Unseen’s Collab with the Brand Dedicated to Design-y Doormats

There are a few pieces of décor that can often be forgotten in the rush to make a house a home. Hardware, certainly, is one of them; another is the humble doormat. (Raise your hand if you consider yourself a "design person" and your doormat is a natural fiber number from your local hardware store.) Whether it sits inside or outside your threshhold, a mat is often the first thing you see when you enter a space, making it your very first chance, as it were, to set the mood. So when Heymat — a Norwegian company dedicated to making the entryway an artistic *moment* with their beautiful, sustainably made mats — approached us last year about collaborating, the answer was an unequivocal yes. The result is the Iconic Women Collection, a series of indoor mats in three shapes and colorways that celebrate the pioneering spirit of some of our favorite female designers from the past.
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The 2023 American Design Hot List, Part V

This week we announced our 11th annual American Design Hot List, Sight Unseen’s editorial award for the names to know now in American design. We’re devoting an entire week to interviews with this year’s honorees — get to know the last group of Hot List designers here (including Zoe Mowat, whose Isle light for Lambert & Fils is pictured above).
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Messy Sketches with Instagram, 2023

Messy Sketches was an editorial partnership designed to promote Sight Unseen's book to the followers of Instagram's @design account while also lending the social media company interesting tailor-made content for that feed.
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The Best of New York Design Week 2023, Part II

Part II of our New York Design Week roundup — the second and final in our coverage, though we technically had so much content we could have easily done three — is mostly an accounting of the more straightforward side of design week, from group exhibitions — like the launch of the Mexican and Latin American design–focused retailer Omet and the latest Radiator Show, which upends the idea of comfort at home — to sophisticated new collection presentations by brands like Atelier de Troupe and Orior. Plus, a handful of interesting collabs, and a birds-eye view of ICFF.
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Two Days Left to See Our Sight Unseen Collection Show, Featuring Work by 23 Designers, in New York City

New York Design Week is in full swing, and while we'll be featuring a round-up of all of the excellent things we've seen later this week, today we're putting a spotlight on our own collection, which is on view in New York through Wednesday. The show features 23 designers and studios from our newly launched Sight Unseen Collection, for which we chose furniture, lighting, and objects from a stable of emerging and mid-career designers from around the world — all of which can be ordered directly through Sight Unseen.
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New York Design Week, Did You Miss Us? We’re Back, With a Show of Work by 23 Designers

Predictably, the question we always get around this time of year is: Are you bringing back Offsite?! Alas, our much-loved New York design week show, which ran in some form or another from 2010-2020, is on indefinite hiatus. But this year we'll be bringing a piece of its spirit back to life: From May 18-24, Sight Unseen will host an exhibition featuring the newest additions to the Sight Unseen Collection, which comprises furniture, lighting, and objects from a stable of emerging and mid-career designers from around the world, all orderable directly through Sight Unseen. The exhibition — taking place at Voltz Clarke gallery on the Lower East Side — will feature new work by 23 designers and studios, displayed alongside the paintings of France-based artist Heather Chontos.
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The Best Thing We Saw in Milan Today: Campo Base

This week we're featuring our favorite quick-hits from this year's Milan Design Week. Our pick for today's post is a powerhouse collective of six Italian studios that have teamed up to self-produce a series of six rooms that act as a "manifesto on contemporary interior design."
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The Best Thing We Saw in Milan Today: India Mahdavi for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna

This week we're featuring our favorite quick-hits from this year's Milan Design Week. This is a simple one, but we just felt drawn to the stylish weirdness of India Mahdavi's new Loop dining chair for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, which takes the heritage brand's historical tubular bent-wood frame style and turns it into something modern, playful but not silly, and with one of the best two-tone color schemes we've seen in awhile.
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The Best Thing We Saw in Milan Today: Norwegian Presence

This week we're featuring our favorite quick hits from this year's Milan Design Week. First up is the ninth annual edition of Norwegian Presence, a group exhibition of work by some of the Nordic country's best talents, curated by Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA) and, this year, styled by Kråkvik & D’Orazio and Bjørn van den Berg.
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With Our New Furniture and Lighting Collection, You Can Put Sight Unseen Into Your Projects (Or Your Home)

(Re-)Launching today, shop.sightunseen.com is now an online gallery of our full furniture and lighting collection, available either for easy online check-out, or to use as a living lookbook for your projects, with our dedicated sales person ready to work with you on trade orders and customizations. Our offerings will be constantly updated as we discover and write about new design series, and will always run the gamut from simpler staples to statement pieces that can add a megadose of personality to any interior.
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The 2022 American Design Hot List, Part V

This week we announced our 10th annual American Design Hot List, Sight Unseen’s editorial award for the names to know now in American design. We’re devoting an entire week to interviews with this year’s honorees — get to know the fifth and final group of Hot List designers here (including Tiffany Howell of Night Palm, and her Lana Del Rey–inspired Miami project, above).
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