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Our Offsite Online Fundraiser Lets You Donate to 21 Organizations That Fight Racism and Benefit Black Lives

After silencing our normal editorial activity in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement last week, today we're restarting the remainder of our Offsite Online show. But we’ve been thinking hard about how to do that while respecting a moment that does not feel like business as usual to us, and so today we’re launching an Offsite Online fundraiser to raise money for and awareness of 18 organizations that are fighting racism and/or improving the lives of Black or indigenous people.
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Black Lives Matter — A Week of Acknowledgement on Sight Unseen

We stand with BIPOC and call for justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others whose deaths are part of a long history of violence against black bodies. Right now, we are reading, listening to, and learning from voices that matter more than ours right now, so we'll be pausing our activities here and on our social media channels all week, June 1-5, to ensure that those voices can be heard.
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Frosted Resin Lamps and Denim Daybeds: It’s Part II of Our Offsite Selects

Ever since we began hosting our Sight Unseen Offsite fair, it has always featured both full collection launches as well as a more gallery-like section called Selects, the latter meant to highlight only a piece or two each by a large, diverse group of designers. Now that our physical show has become Offsite Online, we’ve kept the Selects concept in tact, and we’re presenting those individual works in roundups on our main feed over three Saturdays this month. You can view the second group here.
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Oyyo’s New Swedish Flat-Weaves Are a Master Class on the Reuse of Leftover Yarns

For Oyyo's new series, Landing Site Irregular, the focus was on the reuse of leftover dyed yarns to create experimental compositions in custom colors, such as vibrant-azure blue and light tangerine. Smaller in size than their original offerings, these rugs breathe new life into the yarn, but the geometric underpinnings remain, inspired by visionary architects and artists Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins’s theories on space and color.
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A Book on Chromophobia Inspired Estudio Persona’s Most Colorful Collection Yet

Born of an investigation of volumes and building principles and marking Estudio Persona's first foray into color, the pieces in their Connection Collection — such as the Block chair, a low-slung lounge upholstered in rust-colored mohair — are meant to elicit a new perspective on their surroundings. Of course, as soon as the collection was ready to be shipped across the country and shown, the country went on lockdown.
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Week of August 28, 2017

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: four favorite artists from the Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen, the first interior by Os & Oos, and three gorgeous art pieces by Scholten & Baijings for Samsung's new TV, The Frame.
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Meditation, Tattoos, American Shaker and French Country All Come Together in Nicholas Hamilton Holmes’s Oxalino Collection

There’s no post-modern software used in the making of Nicholas Hamilton Holmes’s new furniture collection, OXALINO; no industrial techniques. But what is required is a steady hand, a steady heart, a steady breath — and some vinegar. Made in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, OXALINO is a collection of furniture and one-of-a-kind objects with thin stripes — hand-painted with an oxidizing solution — spiraling continuously around their solid wood forms.
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Lambert & Fils’ New Collection Was Inspired By Airport Floodlights and Vintage French Mopeds

Riding high on the buzz from their installation at last year’s Salone del Mobile, Lambert & Fils had planned to open their first New York showroom and launch a monograph detailing the brand’s first 10 years. But, as we are all well aware, the universe had other ideas. With their grand plans shifted to the back burner, the studio is instead focusing their energy in a new direction: Expanding the Dorval lighting system, which was first unveiled in 2018 in collaboration with Paris-based SCMP Design Office.
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Atelier de Troupe’s Latest Collection is the Sun and Sand Infusion We Need Right Now

Gabriel Abraham is nostalgic: for childhood summers spent between the rocks of Cassis and the beaches of St. Tropez, for glass bottles found washed up on the beach, maybe even for squinting up at a sun that shines a little less harshly. His reveries are made manifest in Dérive D'Été, Atelier de Troupe’s new collection of lighting and furniture, inspired at turns by “drifting tides, the cyclical shades of light, and the long shadows of summer.”
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Christopher Norman is Turning the Castoff Urban Trees of Los Angeles Into Art

Los Angeles–based architect and designer Christopher Norman’s new collection of hand-machined minimal forms resists standardization. His untitled “extrusions” in ash and cedar and pine riff on a hardware aesthetic, while maintaining the organic ethos seen in much of his other, more fluidly-shaped work. Forgoing pre-cut lumber, Norman uses wood from freshly cut trees. “If you’re working with commercial wood, you get a very normalized look and set of proportions. It’s basically highly mediated,” he explains.
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From Lava Stone to Hempcrete: The First of Our Offsite Selects Round-Ups

Ever since we began hosting our Sight Unseen Offsite fair, it has always featured both full collection launches as well as a more gallery-like section called Selects, the latter meant to highlight only a piece or two each by a large, diverse group of designers. Now that our physical show has become Offsite Online, we’ve kept the Selects concept in tact, and we’re presenting those individual works in roundups on our main feed over the next three Saturdays. View the first one here.
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JUMBO’s Founders on the Science of Cuteness — And Why They’re Endlessly Inspired By the Emoji

Trained as architects, Donnelly and Lee design objects that seem seamless, almost immaterial, just arrangements of color and form. Working in this gap between representation and object could be no less prescient — as if we weren’t experiencing much of the world mediated by screens already, social distancing due to the pandemic has only increased our reliance on digital intermediaries.
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Supaform’s New Collection Goes Neutral, Removing What He Calls the “Fancy Husk” of Color

Supaform’s latest collection — a shelf, chair, coffee table, bench, and lamp called Fancy-Routine and debuting at Offsite Online — possess similar characteristics to those in his imagined renderings: clean, curvy lines; off-kilter forms; and a resistance to revealing how exactly they come together. Composed of what he calls "rusty metal", Maxim Scherbakov says his starting point for the collection was the idea of degradation — how even a shiny chrome surface can be eaten away if it’s left long enough.
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