Launching this week, Sight Unseen Offsite’s very first digital design fair, which the duo have christened Offsite Online, showcases a varied selection of 60 designers and brands bringing new furniture and objects to the web-based exhibition.
‘We considered postponing the fair until the fall, but there’s still so much uncertainty about when we’ll be able to resume something close to normal life. Even if we are allowed to gather in groups in September or October, will we want to? It’s impossible to say,’ explains Khemsurov.
She continues, ‘rather than back away and hibernate for a year, we wanted to help facilitate a solution.
Sight Unseen Offsite’s first digital design fair
3D render exhibition
Several designers also created spatial renderings of their own choosing.
Despite organising a dynamic showcase, Khemsurov does not see a digital exhibition replacing a physical one anytime soon.
Enri Mato is an architect and photographer born in 1986 in an artist family. His father was a sculptor and his mother was a restorative, who worked in the Louvre Museum. He grew up in Tirana, Albania where he discovered his interest in photography and art at an early age. In 2005 Enri moved to Paris to study Photography and Architecture. He later pursued masters dergree in Urban Design between Geneva and Tirana. He graduated with a research project called Remembrance. Through his thriving business Enri had the opportunity to travel the world to share his vision and experiences with an international audience.