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What Goes Down At The Coolest Design Fair

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    New York Design Week is when inspired designers, gimlet-eyed buyers, and eccentric tastemakers gather to showcase, or shop, the decor world's latest obsessions. It's like Fashion Week for people who are really, really into furniture. The main event, International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), takes place in the massive Jacob Javits Center and hosts over 600 exhibitors from around the world. But, this is New York — you know there's got to be a more exclusive version off in the periphery somewhere.

    Cue Sight Unseen OFFISITE, a downtown satellite fair started by Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov, founders of design webzine Sight Unseen, in 2010. Jill and Monica used their sharp editing skills to curate a more intimate — but just as remarkable — experience in a raw, two-story Noho space.

    See our photos from the event ahead. But, be warned: After perusing the fresh crop of emerging designers and innovative goods, you might want to change careers so you, too, can spend your days crafting desirables. If you're tempted to change careers to that of a bank robber, so you can buy every piece in the joint, know that this route is not recommended.

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