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MEET THE DESIGNER: AREAWARE

Lisa Cheng Smith started out studying building design as an architecture student at MIT—but over the years, her interests (and a Master’s at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago) became more micro, centering around the things that go inside homes. As the chief design officer of Areaware, the slate of stuff she oversees ranges from puzzles to candles and desk accessories, created in collaborated with a slew of super creative minds. Areaware was originally founded in 2005 by former painte... READ MORE

Lisa Cheng Smith started out studying building design as an architecture student at MIT—but over the years, her interests (and a Master’s at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago) became more micro, centering around the things that go inside homes. As the chief design officer of Areaware, the slate of stuff she oversees ranges from puzzles to candles and desk accessories, created in collaborated with a slew of super creative minds. Areaware was originally founded in 2005 by former painter Noel Wiggins, and has only grown since Lisa came onboard in 2014. Based in Brooklyn, Lisa and her crew continue to grow Areaware as a major go-to source for modern home goods, while still keeping their sense of humor—see Calder-esque paperclips and fruit bowls shaped like a bunch of bananas.

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