New York City based Visibility, designers Sina Sohrab and Joseph Guerra, presented a series of products exploring the intersection of beauty and usefulness in the home at the Sight Unseen Offsite exhibition during NYCxDESIGN 2014.
“The Arc Mirror is an object as intimate as the action it implies.” says Visibility. “It reflects the user while holding the objects that are part of the daily ritual. These objects are then emphasized by their own reflection which appears crystalline in the shelf space.”
“The Plus Coat Stand uses the iconography of the ‘+’ and the ‘o’ signs to hang and to hold one’s coats and umbrellas. This object simplifies the process of arriving home, allowing for one place to gather one’s belongings. In the same way that the ‘+’ and the ‘o’ work together, so do the materials. The wood, steel and rubber form an efficient structure allowing for lightness to combine with usefulness.”
“Ridge Kitchen is a collection of porcelain tools for the kitchen. Made from a material true to the landscape of the kitchen, the surface conveys use through pattern and motion. This pattern acts as a visual and physical grip. The forms reference the language of the machine while being implemented into traditional kitchen products.”