September 27, 2023


A Home Grown Success

Sight Unseen launches furniture selection with Bestcase

Sight Unseen launches furniture line with Bestcase

Editorial platform Sight Unseen worked with sheet metal specialist Bestcase to launch a collection of 1970s-encouraged home furniture in collaboration with Home Studios, Studio Anansi and Thévoz-Choquet

Following 13 years of spotlighting the greatest in emerging design, the editorial platform Sight Unseen introduced its inaugural line of household furniture during New York Style and design Week 2022. Generated in collaboration with Bestcase, a furniture corporation that specialises in sheet-metallic production, the five-piece selection showcases the skills of an worldwide blend of designers, commissioned by Sight Unseen founders Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov. 

Debut furnishings assortment by Sight Unseen

‘Slab’ mirror by Home Studios, $5,664

‘We’ve usually required to have our have assortment of home furnishings or objects, but it took the stars aligning for us to finally consider the leap. Around the time that we’d opened a successful [Sight Unseen store on] 1stdibs [in 2018], an outdated friend of ours, Charles Constantine, co-founded Bestcase, a furniture model with its have metallic factory on Extensive Island,’ claims Khemsurov. ‘We had worked with Charles when he was a spouse at the design and style business The Principals, and we had been psyched to collaborate. The assortment is a combine of metal – either brushed, powder-coated, or mirror-polished – and aluminium, but we did convey in a couple other elements from outdoors fabricators to give the assortment a far more layered and nuanced sense, like resin and glass.’

The eye-catching assortment by Sight Unseen incorporates a Roman curule-esque chair by Constantine that’s designed from rolled aluminium a statuesque mirror by the New York-primarily based Residence Studios a bar cart by Nova Scotia-based Studio Anansi, finished with a milky, sweet-like resin handle a mirror-polished folding screen by Constantine and a pair of glass-topped tables by Swiss duo Thévoz-Choquet. 

‘Frame’ console desk by Thévoz-Choquet, $3,658

‘Our jumping-off point was the two parts that [Constantine] intended, with a very little enter from us – the “Magna” chair and the “Song” screen – but we realized that we also needed to provide other factors of look at into the undertaking for the two this and upcoming collections. We set jointly a mood board [that visualised] a unique tale of incredibly straightforward types in a person or two components, whose persona lay in their distinctive but complex geometries. There were being a great deal of 1970s references, like Karl Springer and Gilles Saint-Gilles, but also a nod to modern makers like Paul Coenen and Fredrik Paulsen,’ provides Singer. 

‘The pieces are stylish, formally and conceptually uncomplicated, and have a small twist in their condition or materiality that attracts the consideration. We invited a tiny circle of designers to sign up for the challenge, whom we felt could channel that direction, and channel it in metallic in individual. The designers in our very first selection definitely achieve that easy-nonetheless-covetable vibe, where by the variety of each and every piece is not way too mad, but you can quickly have an understanding of the amount of thoughtfulness that went into it.’ §