Areaware is a New York City based manufacturer of everyday objects that are both functional and unusual. Our goals are to create thoughtful products that inspire an emotional response and to encourage a dialogue between people and their surroundings. We wish to explore design languages as a means of creating new syncretic forms. We like to think that we have a good sense of humor and that our objects are poetic. We aim to create a forum for young and local talent, and together, we hope to become a strong voice for American design. We believe that appreciation for beauty is central to what it means to be alive and want to embody this principle in even the simplest things.