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Dezeen's picks from Sight Unseen Offsite exhibition in New York

New York 2015: Dezeen's US editor Jenna McKnight picks 10 designers not to miss at New York's Sight Unseen Offsite exhibition, which opens this Friday (+ slideshow).

Bower for Sight Unseen
Bower

Coinciding with New York's design week, the expansive show will present work by international and local designers at the Hudson Mercantile building, 500 West 36th Street at 10th Avenue.

Nearly 100 brands and studios are participating in the four-day exhibition, which closes on 18 May 2015.

Bower for Sight Unseen
Bower

New York's Bower returns to Offsite this year with its Contour series, which includes semicircle side tables made of moulded plywood and lacquered in white.

Bower for Sight Unseen
Bower

The nesting tables can be arranged in a multitude of ways, with the overlapping of tinted-glass tops resulting in different tones.

Calico for Sight Unseen
Calico Wallpaper

Calico Wallpaper produces distinctive wall coverings using techniques developed over the centuries.

Calico for Sight Unseen
Calico Wallpaper

The Brooklyn-based atelier has teamed up with Ladies & Gentleman and glass artist John Hogan for an installation at Offsite, which will feature one of Calico's new Brasscloth designs.

Chiaozza for Sight Unseen
Chiaozza

Brooklyn-based Chiaozza is best known for its colourful, geometric wall sculptures. During Offsite, the studio will also showcase its new whimsical paper plants.

Huy Bui for Sight Unseen
Huy Bui

HB Collaborative is an industrial design studio that operates out of Brooklyn. Its new Plant-in MINI is a sculptural terrarium that can be installed in homes, shops and other settings.

Luur for Sight Unseen
Luur

Luur, a studio based in Indiana, will present its industrial UBench, made from rolled and welded blackened steel.

Luur for Sight Unseen
Luur

The bench is part of a new series of prototypes that focus on the geometry of the circle and the merging of sculpture with function.

Michael Felix for Sight Unseen
Michael Felix

Hailing from Southern California, Michael Felix is a third-generation upholstery designer and furniture maker.

Michael Felix for Sight Unseen
Michael Felix

His handcrafted pieces include the Standard Sofa, made of leather and walnut, and the Friends Stool, topped with a kidney-shaped cushioned seat.

100xbtr for Sight Unseen
100xbtr

100xbtr is a small, LA-based company that seeks to create beautiful objects through efficient manufacturing processes.

100xbtr for Sight Unseen
100xbtr

During Offsite, the studio will present its wooden Tri Stools and Engel Shelving, among other products.

Sarkos for Sight Unseen
Sarkos

Sarkos is a new brand started this year by Stephanie Dedes Reimers, a New York artist skilled in both fine and commercial painting.

Mercury Bureau for Sight Unseen
Mercury Bureau

She will present her first full collection of wallpaper at Offsite. Each design is created using hand-mixed pigments.

Mercury Bureau for Sight Unseen
Mercury Bureau

Mercury Bureau is run by Shane Krepakevich, a Canadian designer with a background in geology and art.

Thing Industries for Sight Unseen
Thing Industries

His Toronto studio will present new work at Offsite such as the Trace Lamp, Hinge Shelf and Axis Lamp.

Thing Industries for Sight Unseen
Thing Industries

Thing Industries is a young studio based in New Zealand and New York. Its line of products include the much-trumpeted Sacrificial Chair and the Indoor Stoop, which doubles as seating and storage.