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.
Originally from Athens, Georgia, David Weeks studied painting and sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned a BFA in 1990. He worked in the studio of jeweler Ted Muehling before founding David Weeks Studio in 1996. His work encompasses lighting, home accessories, mobiles, lounge seating, and custom retail, commercial, and residential projects. David's designs have been used by Barneys New York, Kate Spade, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bliss Spa, Brasserie NYC, and The W Hotels. In 1999, David Weeks Studio won the Editors Award for Best Lighting at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. In 2000, Weeks launched a furniture line including the Semana lounge chair which was purchased by Habitat UK. Also in 2000, he teamed with fellow designer Lindsey Adelman to form Butter, a product development company focusing on simple, affordable items for the home. Their debut collection earned an award from Blueprint Magazine at London's 100% Design show and another Editors Award for Best Lighting at ICFF 2001. In 2003, Weeks was featured in the Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now. In 2004 he was one of seven designers representing New York at Berlin's 7+7 Designmai exhibit. Weeks also teaches at Parsons School of Design as an adjunct professor.View other products by David Weeks