A genius of contemporary design - Karim Rashid


Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. More than 3000 models in production, more than 300 awards and working in over 40 countries bear witness to Karim's design legend.

His award-winning creations include luxury products for Christofle, Veuve Clicquot and Alessi, democratic products for Umbra, Bobble and 3M, furniture for Bonaldo and Vondom, fixtures for Artemide and Fontana Arte, high-tech products for Asus and Samsung , surfaces for Marburg and Abet Laminati, brand identity for Citibank and Sony Ericsson and packaging for Method, Paris Baguette, Kenzo and Hugo Boss ...

The touch of Karim Rashid extends beyond the product into interiors such as the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia; the Semiramis Hotel in Athens; Nhow hotel in Berlin, Universita metro station in Naples as well as exhibition design for Deutsche Bank and Audi. Karim's work is featured in 20 permanent collections and he exhibits works of art in galleries around the world.

Karim is an eternal winner of the Red Dot Award, the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, I. D. Magazine's annual design review, and the IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award.

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

He holds honorary doctorates from OCAD Toronto and the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington.

Karim has been featured in magazines and books, including Time, Vogue, Esquire, GQ, Wallpaper and more.

Karim's latest monograph, XX (Design Media Publishing, 2015), presents 400 pages of selected works over the last 20 years. Other books include From The Beginning, an oral history of Karim's life and inspiration (Forma, 2014); Sketch, with 300 hand drawings (Frame Publishing, 2011); KarimSpace, with 36 interior designs by Karim (Rizzoli, 2009); Design your Self, Karim's Life Guide (Harper Collins, 2006); Digipop, a digital exploration of computer graphics (Taschen, 2005); Compact design portfolio (Chronicle Books 2004); as well as two monographs entitled Evolution (Universe, 2004) and I want to change the world (Rizzoli, 2001).

In his free time, Karim's pluralism flirts with art, fashion and music and is determined to creatively touch every aspect of our physical and virtual landscape.