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...


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...


Back at it! 🐝💦 #graindesign #grainstudio #totemcandles #beeswax #madeonbainbridge A post shared by Grain (@grain_design) on Jul 5, 2016 at 1:26pm PDT The first Totem Candles were cut by hand on a lathe in Grain's studio from locally sourced beeswax candlesticks. They described the process as cutting into something...


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...