Design Icon: Karim Rashid
With 300 awards and over 3000 designs, Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. The Time Magazine has described him as the "most famous industrial designer in all the Americas". Explore the colorful pieces he designed in collaboration with maker Bitossi Ceramiche.
The award winning and internationally acclaimed designer
His designs include luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging. Of particularly importance the Garbo waste can, the Oh Chair for Umbra, a concept store for Giorgio Armani, perfume bottles for Kenzo, bobble water bottle, watches and tableware for Alessi, lighting for Artemide and products for Veuve Clicquot, to name a few.
In addition, his interiors of the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia; the award-winning Semiramis Hotel in Athens and the Nhow Hotel in Berlin have expanded Rashid 's success to architecture and interior design.
Karim Rashid's designs can be seen in the permanent exhibitions of fourteen museums all over the world, including: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Centre Pompidouin in Paris. Karim Rashid has been awarded with many awards, including:
Why are we here on earth? To create. It's in our nature.