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Karim Rashid      

Renowned Cultural & Industrial Designer, Creativity & Innovation Expert, TV Host

Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and work in over 35 countries attest to Karims legend of design. As a renowned international designer, his work is known for being innovative, forward-looking, and strikingly relevant. From furniture to fashion to products for hip brands, Karim Rashids colorful projects have burst through the design community and into the mainstream.

Karim Rashids award-winning designs include the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh Chair for Umbra, interiors such as the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and Semiramis Hotel in Athens, and exhibitions for Deutsche Bank and Audi. Karim Rashid has collaborated with clients to create democratic design for Method and Dirt Devil, furniture for Artemide and Magis, brand identity for Citibank and Hyundai, high-tech products for LaCie and Samsung, and luxury goods for Veuve Clicquot and Swarovski, to name a few.

Karim Rashids work is featured in 20 permanent collections and he exhibits art in galleries worldwide. Karim is a perennial winner of the Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, and IDSA Industrial Design Excellence award.

Karim Rashid has been featured in numerous periodicals and publications including Time, Financial Times, NY Times, Esquire and GQ. In 2009 Rizzoli released Karims latest monograph KarimSpace, featuring 36 of his interior architecture designs. Other books include Karims guide to living, Design Your Self, and Digipop, a digital exploration of computer graphics, as well as two monographs entitled Evolution and I Want to Change the World.

Karim Rashid is a frequent guest speaker at universities and conferences, globally disseminating the importance of design in everyday life.

In his spare time Karim Rashids pluralism flirts with music (as a DJ), art and fashion and the designer is determined to creatively touch every aspect of our physical landscape.

Karim Rashid holds honorary doctorates from the Ontario College of Art & Design and Corcoran College of Art & Design.


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