designer's notebook - from founder Anki Spets

Summer is nearly here and that means warm weather. Our collection of linen bedding and clothing will keep you cool.  1. BREATHABLE The weave in linen allows more airflow and won't cling to your skin. Louie linen bedding 2. LIGHTWEIGHT AND ABSORBENT Moisture is absorbed and evaporates quickly. Linen can absorb 20% of its dry weight before giving a feeling of being...

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Introduced in 1995, our Speed Rail bed was made of aluminum scaffolding pipes and fittings from the local hardware store, Metropolitan Lumber in Manhattan's Soho. Pictured here is the Speed Rail bed in our Varick Street showroom (left) and featured in a home from Architectural Digest magazine in 2002 (right). In the early days of AREA, we had no bed...

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Printed fabrics were the very beginning of AREA. They have changed over time but the techniques and how Anki designs them are still the same. Here you can see the steps in design - in this case, linen/cotton blend table top items from 1998-99. Anki made the original print for the circles pattern below by hand printing on a small...

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Here's a little history about the bedding DIA grey.We loved this diamond patterned collection when it was first introduced in 1994. The fabric was a cotton/linen blend that had the best qualities of both materials - sturdy sheen of linen with the softness of cotton.We reincarnated the RIGA pattern with our cotton sateen DIA duvets, launched in 2014.

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MY WISHLIST
DUVET COVERS
twin 68 x 86”
full/queen 86 x 86”
king 104 x 86”

 

FLAT SHEETS
twin 66 x 102”
full/queen 90 x 102”
king 108 x 102”

 

FITTED SHEETS (w/ 14” pocket)
twin 39 x 75”
full 54 x 75” 
queen 60 x 80”
king 76 x 80”
cal-king 72 x 84”

 

CASES + SHAMS
accommodates pillow sizes:
standard 20 x 26”
euro square 26 x 26”
king 20 x 36”
standard body 20 x 60”
king body 20 x 72”

LEARN MORE about bagstyle vs frenchback.

 

BLANKETS + QUILTS

twin 69 x 90”
full/queen 90 x 90“
king 108 x 90”
throws 51 x 70”
xl throws 70 x 90"


THREAD COUNT

Thread count (TC) refers to the number of threads per square inch.
Type and size of individual threads are just as important as the count.

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At AREA we carefully consider how each sheet should not only look but also feel.