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.
Daniel Ballou is a Southern California native who grew up skateboarding, playing music, and hanging out in parking lots. Equipped with a degree in Industrial Design and after working for several leading firms in LA and Boston, he founded dashdot, a design consulting studio in 2007. Since then, he and his team have been operating in a wide range of industries including consumer products, housewares, and apparel. He has won a handful of awards for his work including an IDEA Award and several Good Design Awards.