American design with a sense of humor, Areaware's mission is to produce everyday objects that are both functional and unusual, utilizing the best design talent available within our borders.
Areaware is a New York City based producer of thoughtful, new and inspiring products that serve a practical purpose while looking beyond the ordinary. Areaware has become a strong voice for American design, working with talents like Harry Allen, Jonas Damon, David Weeks and Singgih Kartono among its collective of strong design voices. Creating products from a diverse range of media and design languages, the Areaware product range includes home accents, functional accessories and furnishings that are simple, beautiful, humorous and poetic.
Harry Allen is an award-winning interior and industrial designer. As an interior designer, Mr. Allen achieved prominence in 1994 for his design of Moss, a design gallery in New York City. A more recent design for Hushush, a Japanese clothing retailer, has expanded to a chain of more than 100 stores. He has also designed a number of successful retail interiors including the Union Street Wear Store in Los Angeles, Supreme Skateboard apparel stores in the U.S. and Japan, and the Dragonfly Selects jewelry store in Taiwan. As a product designer, he has worked for an impressive group of clients, including Warner Brothers, Umbra, Magis, Aveda, Ikea, Steuben, Corian, Origins, MAC, Johnson & Johnson, La Mer, Target and Areaware. Mr. Allen has received numerous awards, and his work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Denver Museum of Art. His interest in art, new materials, a systematic design process, and innovation have led to some of the most intelligent products and interiors in the world today.View other products by Harry Allen