One of the most anticipated shows this year was Slight Unseen's "OFFSITE" presenting almost 50 emerging design studios in a massive two-story 20,000 square ft. raw space. After founding the hugely successful multi-venue Noho Design District in 2010, curators Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer were faced with increasing challenges to secure affordable spaces in the neighborhood and took the opportunity to move, rebrand, and connect the annual exhibition with their design blog Sight Unseen.
Some of our favorites included new work from Rosie Li, Bower, DAMM, Ladies & Gentlemen, and the anti-design I'm Revolting pop-up ceramics shop. Visitors—well the brave one's—were treated to a healthy snack at the MOLD Future Food Cafe who were serving summer rolls with crickets as part of their research into nutritious food from sustainable sources. The OFFSITE debut was packed throughout the weekend, the opening party line was a nightmare running around the block and exhibiters were treated to some really great exposure for their wares, we can't wait for next year!