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.
Cordula Kehrer has a passion for practical yet unfashionable objects such as laundry racks and waste bins. She studies and then reinvents them, merging the unconventional with the functional while maintaining a sense of humor. Kehrer opened her Karlsruhe studio after completing studies in product design in Germany and Japan and working at Marc Newson's design office in Paris. She has received several grants, and her work has been featured at Maison & Objet in Paris, Salone Satellite in Milan, numerous galleries and in major design magazines.