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.
Paul Koh was born in 1979 and raised in the metro Detroit area. He attended Stanford University (BS '01, MS '02), where he studied engineering and design. Since graduation, Paul has been a consultant with a Palo Alto based design firm, helping to develop products for companies including Apple, Danger, Coca-Cola, and Microsoft. He currently lives and works in New York City, where he founded his own design studio, PKOH NYC.