Areaware: Design to Go, New York

Founded in 2004, Areaware is one of the more exciting additions to New Yorkï
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Founded in 2004, Areaware (opens in new tab) is one of the more exciting additions to New York�s burgeoning design retail scene.

With an agenda to bring some of the coolest, functional design items to the fore, Areaware is all about making design accessible, interactive and transportable - an ethos which has spawned their latest pop-up store-cum-exhibition, the aptly titled Design To Go.

A new retail space set within in the expansive surrounds of New York�s Port Authority Bus Terminal

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See more of the Areaware pop-up store in New York and some of the pieces on sale

Opened last week and occupying Blank SL8 - a new retail space set within in the expansive surrounds of New York�s Port Authority Bus Terminal - the exhibition, which is open until the 26th September, will be showcasing some of the best up and coming (and already here) design names in the city.

Our own highlights, include untreated wooden torches from Jonas Damon (opens in new tab), high-shine zoo animal jewellery from Kiel Mead (opens in new tab) and gradual-coloured stacking table blocks from Paul Loebach (opens in new tab).

Produced in conjunction with the Times Square Alliance and the Fashion Centre Bid, and sold as a travel supply store and a souvenir shop hybrid, Areaware�s goal is to promote local designers and alternative transportation in New York. Work on show comes from a range of sources including Malin & Goaetz, KIOSK, KOR and of course our very own Wallpaper* City Guides.

ADDRESS

Port Authority Bus Terminal
41st Street at 8th Avenue
NY 10036
New York

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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.