May 03 2010
Leading Figure in the Fields of Product, Interior, Fashion, Furniture, Lighting Design, Art and Marketing speaker
Karim Rashid is a leading figure in the fields of product, interior, fashion, furniture, lighting design and art. He is best known for bringing his democratic design sensibility to the masses. He has had some 2500 objects put into production to date. His work is in the permanent collections of 14 Museums worldwide including MoMA and SFMoMA and he exhibits art in various galleries.
“Karim Rashid is one of the most gifted industrial designer’s today”
Designing for an impressive array of clients from Alessi to Dirt Devil, Umbra to Prada, Miyake to Method, Karim is radically changing the aesthetics of product design and the very nature of the consumer culture. His designs of the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and the award-winning Semiramis Hotel in Athens have successfully expanded Karim’s scope to include the realm of architecture and interior design. He edited the International Design Yearbook 18 in 2003 and has released two CD’s.
What he offers you
Karim Rashid was an associate Professor of Industrial Design for 10 years and is now a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally showing great passion in all his achievements.
How he presents
An unconventional personality, Karim Rashid delivers entertaining and captivating addresses to a wide range of audiences.
Watch a video presentation of Karim Rashid
The Future of Design
Design Your Self
Digipop a digital exploration of computer graphics
Karim Rashid: Compact Design Portfolio
2007 Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Product Design Finalist
2006 Honorary Doctorate from the Ontario College of Art and Design
2005 Honorary Doctorate from Corcoran College
Sleep05 European Hotel Design Award
Pratt Legends Award
The prestigious I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review
Red Dot Design Award
Chicago Athaneum Good Design Award (numerous times)
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