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Karim
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Karim
Rashid

"A sofa is a meeting of people, friendship, and intimacy after all."

Visionary and prolific, Karim Rashid is one of the most unique voices in design today. With more than 4000 designs in production, over 400 awards to his name, and client work in 47 countries, Karim’s ability to transcend typology continues to make him a force among designers of his generation. His award-winning designs include democratic objects such as the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh! Chair for Umbra, interiors for Naples University Metro Station, Radisson, NH Hotel Group, Temptation Resort, and exhibitions for Corian and Pepsi.

Karim has collaborated with clients to create democratic design for Method and Dirt Devil, furniture for Artemide and BoConcept, brand identity for Citibank and Hugo Boss, high-tech products for Paul Mitchell and Samsung, and luxury goods for Veuve Clicquot and Issey Miyake, to name a few. Karim’s work is featured in 20 permanent collections, and he exhibits art in galleries worldwide. Numerous awards and accolades including the American Prize for Design Lifetime Achievement award, Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, and Pentaward attest to Karim’s contribution to the world of design. Karim is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences, globally disseminating the importance of design in everyday life.

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