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.
Karl Zahn studied Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design with an emphasis on manufacturing and fabrication. Studying in Denmark in 2002 supported his love of handcraft and his own style reflects a danish modern sensibility. His work deals with materiality and explores the practical and emotional relationship we have with products in this increasingly complicated world that is driven by technology and fraught with environmental guilt.View other products by Karl Zahn