The colorful homes in Tirunamavalai, South India reminded us of the inspiration behind our Blockitecture Deco set. "Each house is first and foremost the work of a family, responsible for the design of the plans and the wave of forms and colors of which it protects them. "It was me...


the stories behind the products Clara von Zweigbergk on the development of her Snake Block™ for Areaware. I find the area between sculpture and play fascinating. The Snake Blocks actually came to life while working on a related product, currently in the making with Areaware. I had quite a few...


We asked artist and designer Nick DeMarco to tell us about his development of the Pinch Clip for Areaware. Below are some thoughts from Nick and an accompanying photo essay taken around his home and studio with ideas for its creative use/misuse. "We live in a time of unparalleled...


Volume One We are proud to work with independent designers to bring their design ideas to life. We value design integrity and collaborate closely with designers to realize their vision. In this publication, we are proud to share our Fall 2017 collection and the design stories that accompany them....


the stories behind the products Chen Chen and Kai Williams on the development of the Stone Fruit Bowls for Areaware. The Stone Fruit bowls came about as an experiment with slip casting porcelain and an offshoot from our Stone Fruit Planter series. The concept of these products is emphasizing the...



Brendan Ravenhill (left), designer, Dymaxion Folding Globe for Areaware. Shoji Sadao , Architect, collaborator and cartographer of "Raleigh Edition" Dymaxion Map, and the Buckminster Fuller Institute (right). This interview is part of an ongoing series of conversations with the Areaware designers. We asked our Fall 2017 designers to select someone to...


the stories behind the products Grain on the development of the Totem Candle for Areaware. About three years ago we designed some candle holders that used cast graphite cups as the main heat resistant component. We were excited about what seemed like a new use for a material often utilized...


Our Gradient Puzzle by Bryce Wilner was recently included in the Walker Art Museum's Encyclopaedic and Evolving Spectrum of Gradient Knowledge. Examples of this include: Blend roll (also known as Rainbow roll and Split fountain) Iridescence (also known as Goniochromism) A Rainbow In their words, "a gradient, without restriction, is...


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...