Based in New York City, Areaware produces eclectic decorative objects created by America’s top designers and sells them at prices that won’t break your (Harry Allen-designed, resin-and-marble piggy) bank. “We believe that appreciation for beauty is central to what it means to be alive,” the company says on its website, “and want to embody this principle in even the simplest things.” Founded in 2005, Areaware has assembled an impressive roster of talented designers who create fun, functional items ranging from retro-meets-modern alarm clocks (Jonas Damon) to lighting (Hulger & Samuel Wilkinson’s plumen series, Ross Menuez’ Tierdrop lamp) and wooden robots and toys (David Weeks’ Cubebots, Karl Zahn’s Croc Piles). As part of its mission, Areaware nurtures the next generation of innovators — providing many new designers with their first commercial outlet.
There’s something for everyone at this blowout sale, which features selections from more than three dozen top bedding, furniture, tabletop, home-decor and stationery companies. Choose from storied names like Jonathan Adler, Designers Guild and Michael Aram, or sample newcomers like Aviva Stanoff and fatboy. If it has to do with luxury living, you’ll find it here.
The ultimate holiday treats: stuffed rabbits, classic storybooks, and more.
Charm them with French-made dolls, puppets, and more
Based in New York City, Areaware manufactures clever, affordable decorative goods designed by the leading American talents working today—as well as by the next generation of up-and-comers. Pick up Harry Allen’s beeswax candle set shaped like light bulbs; or perhaps Jonas Damon's eco-friendly Torch flashlight, which comes with a beechwood casing, is more your style. Also on offer are cube clocks, cheeky lamps, and pillow covers.