Lisa Cheng Smith at the ODLCO studio If you haven’t heard of Areaware, it’s still very possible you’ve come across their work—the design objects they produce are found everywhere from museum stores and local boutiques to the pages of the New York Times. Each of their...


Our Concrete Trivet was designed by Bower and is handmade in Scarborough, Maine. Here is a look behind-the-scenes at how the trivet is poured, polished and finished with a cork backing. The trivet is available in three colors on areaware.com....


Design Week 2017 Rachel Comey and Areaware present Dazzled by Kanghee Kim. Kim’s installation uses a common household form, the drying rack, as a frame for display, pointing to the curious relationship shared by darkroom photography and handmade clothing, the need to hang-dry. Using photographs shot on sight at...


May 17-23 Rachel Comey 95 Crosby St. NYC Join us for the opening reception: Wednesday May 17 7 to 9pm Please RSVP by May 16 rsvp@areaware.com Earlier this year, Areaware released the Puzzle in Puzzle, a family of high concept jigsaws based on a series of photographic collages...


Last Spring we debuted a new piece by designer Clara von Zweigbergk, the Color Puzzle. A 15-piece wooden puzzle in the lineage of vintage chunky block-like floor puzzles but elevated by Zweigbergk's keen eye for color into a study of abstraction and complex color relationships. During a recent studio visit...


Everyone's favorite Lower East Side design shop, Coming Soon has an ongoing project they call Tiger Homes. They describe it as, "an ongoing project that peeks into the lives of our collectors, documenting them as they play house." The photo series recently featured the home of Danny Bowien and Youngmi...


Former MCA designer Michael Savona makes “work to live around” by trade, designing housewares, objects, printed matter, and much more. The MCA Store is currently featuring Savona’s Harmonyware line of neckpieces designed for Areaware, New York–based production company specializing in functional and unusual everyday objects by young, local...


Taipei is just like any large city: tall modern buildings, extensive and easy to use public transportation, many people, a lot of cars and even more scooters. But what sets Taipei apart from most other big cities I've visited is how laid back and approachable it is. It's known for...


the stories behind the products Karl Zahn on the development of the Contour Key Ring for Areaware. "A coworker and friend of mine approached me one evening with a broken keychain. She had been using a large janitors keyring for a very long time and the threaded fitting finally just...


The design studio, Form Us With Love, presents Prototypa - a look behind the scenes at the work of a few of Sweden's leading designers and architects. On April 7th Clara von Zweigbergk will give a talk and present her work - sign up now to secure your spot. During...