A/D/O | Sight Unseen × The A/D/O Shop.

Sight Unseen × The A/D/O Shop.

The A/D/O Shop in Brooklyn is launching a curatorial partnership with Sight Unseen; an online magazine that uncovers what's new and next in design and the visual arts, with a focus on independent makers working outside traditional disciplinary boundaries. Sight Unseen co-founders, Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer are transforming The A/D/O Shop into a shoppable editorial platform for Sight Unseen to expand their editorial voice and showcase the future of design and retail.


  “Sight Unseen pushes boldly outside the design establishment to connect with new and original talent. Our goal for The A/D/O Shop is to go beyond the ubiquitous assortment of design goods seen everywhere and showcase “The Future of Design.” We’re confident that the designers selected by Sight Unseen will be among those who guide that future.” - Nate Pinsley, Managing Director, A/D/O.


Sight Unseen x The Shop’s curation will feature a collection of accessible design: good design and materials at a good value and a mix of aspirational home goods, exclusive to The Shop. As part of the collaboration, Sight Unseen will also be selecting works and designs by members of The A/D/O Workspace to be part of the collection. Here are Monica and Jill’s top five pieces:

—Jug and Bowl by Raawii

The minimalist in us is obsessed with how these ceramic vessels by the Danish company Raawii are so simple, matte, and geometric that they almost look 2-dimensional, but the side of us that loves color is obviously taken care of here as well.

—Drinkware by Utilitario Mexicano

We first discovered Utilitario Mexicano while researching things to do and see in Mexico City, where the brand has a physical store. It sources the most beautiful anonymous everyday objects that are manufactured around Mexico, like these anodized aluminum pitchers and glasses, and of course part of the appeal is how affordable they all are.

—Ripple Glasses by Ferm Living

We’ve been talking for two years about how ribbed glass was one of the next big design trends, and last month’s Milan furniture fair proved us 100% correct. These glasses by the Danish brand Ferm are an extremely accessible way to get the look.

—Trivets by Muller van Severen

We have been superfans of Muller van Severen since the moment the artist duo started making furniture and objects for galleries in 2011, but it was only recently that their designs became readily available for purchase. Their color-blocked trivets are a must-have for any stylish kitchen.

—Single Cylinder Back Arm Chair by Waka Waka

Shin Okuda is another designer whose work we’ve loved for ages — more than a decade. But he’s really hit a groove lately with his series of plywood chairs, and we’re grateful to have snagged one for our shop launch, all the way from L.A.




Follow Sight Unseen x The Shop on instagram at @theadoshop. The Shop is located at A/D/O, 29 Norman.