Karim Rashid is a leading figure in the fields of product, interior design, fashion, furniture, lighting and art. Half-Egyptian and half-english, Rashid was born in Cairo, raised in Canada, and now practices in New York. He is best known for bringing his democratic design sensibility to the masses. Designing for an impressive array of clients from Alessi to Georg Jensen, Umbra to Prada, Miyake to Method, Karim is radically changing the aesthetics of product design and the very nature of the consumer culture. To date he has had some 2000 objects put into production and has successfully entered the realm of architecture and interiors as evidenced by the design of the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and Semiramis hotel in Athens which won a Sleep05 European Hotel Design Award. Rashid was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2006 from the Ontario College of Art and Design. Learn more.
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