Published: Wednesday, January 24, 2007
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Karim Rashid is a leading figure in the fields of product and interior design, fashion, furniture, lighting and art.
Born in Cairo, half Egyptian/half English, and raised in Canada, Karim now practices in New York. He is best known for bringing his democratic design sensibility to a mass audience.
Working with an impressive array of clients from Umbra to Prada, Miyake to Method, Karim is radically changing the aesthetics of product design, and the very nature of the consumer culture in which we now live.
To date he has had some 2000 objects put into production. In addition Karim has successfully entered the realm of architecture and interiors realized in projects such as the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and Semiramis hotel in Athens which recently won the Sleep05 European Hotel Design Award for Best Interior Design, Public Areas.
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