Sight Unseen Furniture Collection Bestcase

Cool Chromes and Candy-Colored Resin: Introducing the First Sight Unseen Furniture Collection, Created in Collaboration With Bestcase

As an editorial platform and sometimes-IRL design show, Sight Unseen has been showcasing furniture and accessories by talented designers for almost thirteen years. But it wasn't until nearly a decade in, when our old friend Charles Constantine went to co-found a metal manufacturing facility called Bestcase, that we began to wonder — wait, shouldn't we also be making furniture ourselves? After figuring out the possibilities and constraints of designing with metal, creating a '70s-inspired mood board with references to how we wanted the collection to feel — at once icy and warm, vintage-inspired, yet of the moment — and reaching out to a handful of designers who could absolutely nail this look, the resulting six-piece collection launches today, both on Sight Unseen's 1stDibs storefront and through Bestcase’s distributor network.
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We’re Putting 500+ of Our Favorite Products Into One Printed Magazine. Here’s How to Get a Copy.

The Sight Unseen Yearbook comes out next month, and features more than 500 of 2021’s best residential products and furnishings. It's primarily meant to serve as a comprehensive yet curated resource for interior designers and architects looking for pieces to source and designers and brands to earmark. If you're currently practicing as an interior designer or architect, you can get a copy for free by signing up for a Sight Unseen trade subscription. Read on to find out how!
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The 2021 American Design Hot List, Part III

This week we announced our ninth 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 third group of Hot List designers here: Minjae Kim, Nicholas Bijan Pourfard, and Nifemi Ogunru
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The 2021 American Design Hot List, Part II

This week we announced our 9th 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 second group of Hot List designers here: Ellen Pong, Husband Wife, and Michael Cihlar.
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The 2021 American Design Hot List, Part I

This week we announced our 9th 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 first group of Hot List designers here: Ara Thorose, Bennett Schlesinger, and Blue Green Works.
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Announcing Our 2021 American Design Hot List Honorees

Today we’re pleased to announce the honorees of our ninth annual American Design Hot List, an unapologetically subjective editorial award for the names to know now in American design. The list acts as Sight Unseen’s guide to those influencing the design landscape in any given year — whether through standout launches, must-see exhibitions, or just our innate sense that they’re ones to watch.
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We Paired 9 Norwegian Designers With 9 American Brands — Two Years Later, Here Are the Results!

For the fourth edition of our curatorial project Norway x New York, we paired nine Norwegian designers with nine US design brands, who worked together closely for a year to develop a product for the brand's catalog. The first prototypes are on view now at Matter in New York, displayed inside a colorful landscape designed by Office of Tangible Space and built by Thirdkind Studio.
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We’ve Launched a New Design Mentorship Program, and We Need Your Help!

We've just launched a design mentorship program with the Female Design Council that offers people who are currently pursuing — or curious about pursuing — a design career the chance to book 30-minute phone calls with professionals in a wide array of disciplines, as a way to help provide proper access to entry and equity within the design and architecture field. But we need your help to make it great!
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See You In September!

Consider this our OOO. Yes, you heard that right, we'll be taking the month of August off from this site, and while we wish we were taking a page from our European friends and spending the next few weeks lazing in a villa like the one depicted above in a rendering by Charlotte Taylor and Riccardo Fornoni, we have a bit of exciting news to share: We are working on a book, to be published in the fall of 2022 by Clarkson Potter.
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Our 2021 Collection Launches Today on 1stDibs — With New Work From 16 International Designers

The pandemic may have prevented us from hosting our Offsite show this year, but we didn't want to entirely abandon our role as a platform for supporting the work of independent designers — especially since they haven't let it stop them from coming up with brilliant new ideas, even without a physical fair to debut them at. So for 2021, we decided to curate a special collection of furniture and accessories by 16 contemporary designers and launch it for sale exclusively on 1stDibs, starting today.
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Sight Unseen’s 10 Most-Read Stories of 2020

Poor, sweet, prescient us. Remember back in early February when we said, "Hey isn't it weird how everything suddenly looks like a cave you'd like to escape into and shut out the world?" Little did we know that we'd all be spending the rest of the year in the equivalent of an isolation tank. So yeah — no surprise that our most-read story of 2020 was the equivalent of us shutting the bunker doors and saying "See you next year!"
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Sight Unseen’s 10 Most Popular Instagrams of 2020

We’ll be offline from Christmas to New Year's, but before we leave, we wanted to honor our annual tradition of looking back at the year that was. 2020, of course, was an unequivocal tragedy, and our list of top 10 Instagrams began with two fitting images: a giant tongue stuck out at the world, and a soft, comforting hole to crawl into.
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