Neal Aronowitz

Po Box 10888
Portland, OR 97296
United States


Neal Aronowitz Design was founded in 2014 and with just a few powerful and iconic pieces of furniture and lighting, has rapidly won notable acclaim in the international design world.
The focus of the studio is the design and fabrication of highly sculptural, hand crafted bespoke furniture and lighting.
Aronowitz was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and studied art and architecture at City University of NY and Massachusetts College of Art.
Aronowitz’ debut piece was the Whorl Coffee Table, which won international notice including a feature in Elle Décor and was the recipient of a People’s Choice Award at the AZ Design Awards, sponsored by Azure Magazine.
The Whorl Coffee Table was the first offering in what was to evolve into the Concrete Canvas Collection.
This innovative table was made of Concrete Canvas, a patented concrete-impregnated fabric rarely used in furniture design. Concrete Canvas is a new material that allows concrete to be used in radically innovative ways. The flexible, concrete-impregnated fabric hardens on hydration to form a thin, durable, waterproof and fire-resistant concrete layer. It reduces the environmental impact of concrete applications by up to 95%.
New casting and forming techniques were created to achieve the table’s ribbon-like structure. Aronowitz continues to be the only designer worldwide developing and working with this unique material.
The second piece in the Concrete Canvas Collection was the Whorl Console which won a Gray Design Award for furniture design, sponsored by Gray Magazine. Among the judges were Philippe Starck, Karim Rashid, and Ingo Maurer, who announced the award saying, “It’s an incredible achievement – the studies he undertook, his enthusiasm for the material, his persistence in following his vision, and, of course, the shape. It’s a very nice product. I would like to have one.”
The making of the Whorl Console was the subject of a documentary called “How To Bend Concrete in 108 Easy Steps”, which won awards for Best Documentary in film festivals on three continents.
In 2017 Aronowitz made his first foray into lighting with the Boro Boro Light, a dynamic and exuberant
Chandelier which won second place in the LAMP International Design Competition in Vancouver BC.
The work of the studio continues with a passion for daring forms, material experimentation, and sophisticated beauty.
Describing his aesthetic, Aronowitz says, “I am drawn to creating handmade, sculpturally evocative forms utilizing natural materials that express dynamic movement and forces.” 
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