NDD13 Master Classes

During this year’s 2013 Noho Design District, Sight Unseen is hosting a day of designer master classes on Friday, May 17 at New York’s Bowery Hotel (335 Bowery, 2nd floor). In each workshop, participants will learn a fun process or technique from one of our favorite up-and-coming New York designers, then enjoy a period of guided experimentation before walking away with their own handmade objects. Classes are 75-90 minutes long, cost $50 per person*, and each is limited to 20 participants, so sign up now! The schedule is as follows:

12 PM — Casting with Chen Chen and Kai Williams. Chen Chen and Kai Williams will introduce the class to casting with a very basic exercise: casting cement in vacuum-formed plastic packaging, something we encounter daily but mostly ignore, despite its interesting forms. Next the designers will demonstrate how to make an alginate mold, which is flexible and allows for the casting of complex shapes. There will be an array of organic objects (ie, fruits and vegetables) that participants can cast into their own bowls, incense burners, or succulent planters.