Karim Rashid

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Karim Rashid
Karim Rashid talks to press at Innoprom-2012.jpg
Born 1960
Cairo, Egypt
Occupation Industrial Designer
Website
www.karimrashid.com

Karim Rashid is an industrial designer. His designs include luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging.[1] Time magazine has described him as the "most famous industrial designer in all the Americas".[2]

Career[edit]

Rashid was born in Cairo, Egypt to an Egyptian father and English mother,[citation needed] and raised in Canada and is now a US Citizen.[3]

He received a Bachelor of Industrial Design in 1982 from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He pursued graduate design studies in Naples, Italy, with Ettore Sottsass and others, then moved to Milan for one year at the Rodolfo Bonetto Studio. Rashid went on to work with KAN Industrial Designers in Canada. There he co-founded and designed the Babel Fashion Collection and North between 1985-91. In 1992 Rashid opened a private design studio in New York City.

Rashid's designs include the Garbo waste can, the Oh Chair for Umbra, a concept store for Giorgio Armani, manhole covers for the sewers of New York, perfume bottles for Kenzo, bobble water bobble, watches and tableware for Alessi, lighting for Artemide and products for Veuve Clicquot.[3][4] He has also worked with Audi, Samsung, Swarowski and Armani.[5] In addition Rashid has designed for Kenzo, Method, Bombay Saffire, Finé Water Japan, Sexy Beast USA, Davidoff, Issey Miyake, Estee Lauder

His work, all sensual curves and bright colours, is instantly recognizable and has been variously described (by Rashid himself) as "sensual minimalism" and "blobjects".[6]

Karim has recently been selected to design several real estate developments in New York City for HAP Investments, a New York City based International investment group.[7]

Karim’s work is featured in 20 permanent collections and he exhibits art in galleries world wide including the MoMA, Centre Pompidou, and SFMOMA. He holds honorary doctorates from the Ontario College of Art & Design, Pratt Institute and Corcoran College of Art & Design. Karim is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences speaking about the importance of design in everyday life.[8]

In 2012, Danish designer and manufacturer BoConcept collaborated with Rashid to create the Ottawa Collection, which won the Red Dot Design Award.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Karim was formerly married to digital designer Megan Lang, but the couple divorced. Rashid married Ivana Rashid (née Puric) in 2008. Together they have one child, Kiva Rashid.[10]

Rashid is brother to famed architect, Hani Rashid, of Asymptote.[11]

Karim is known for wearing all white or all pink clothing.[12]

Publications[edit]

  • 2014 Karim Rashid: From the Beginning
  • 2013 Karim Rashid - Ideologija ljepote Tihomir Milovac. (in Croatian). Zagreb: Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti, 2013
  • 2012 I Protagonisti del Design: Karim Rashid. Milan: Hachette, 2012
  • 2012 Sketch: Karim
  • 2009 Karim Rashid Space: The Architecture Of Karim Rashid
  • 2006 Design Your Self: Rethinking the Way You Live, Love, Work, and Play
  • 2005 I Want To Change The World
  • 2005 Digipop
  • 2004 Karim Rashid: Evolution New York, NY: Universe, 2004. ISBN 978-0789311979
  • 2004 Karim Rashid. San Francisco: * Marisa Bartolucci, Raul Cabra. Karim Rashid. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, ISBN 9780811842082
  • 2003 International Design Yearbook 18
  • 2001 I Want to Change the World. New York, NY: Universe Rizzoli, 2001. ISBN 978-0789305312

Awards and honors[edit]

Rashid has won the George Nelson Award in 1999, the Canadian Designer of the Year award in 2001,[2] and the Red Dot Design Award in 2012.[9]

In 2010 Rashid won the Pentaward, a worldwide packaging design awards competition. The award (silver) was proudly won jointly by Box House and Karim Rashid Studio. He is the very first designer to receive this special Pentaward for his creative excellence in packaging design.

Other awards include:[13]

2015

    Architizer A+ Award Finalist, Karim Rashid for VONDOM, the VOXEL chair[14]

2013

    Red Dot Communication Design Award- Best of the Best: Paris Baguette Koffy [15]
    Good Design Award: Riva1920 Fiamma Lamp
    Good Design Award: B-LINE Gemma Chair[16]
    Good Design Award: Vondom Sloo Chair[17]
    Good Design Award: TVS Pots & Pan Collection
    Good Design Award: Anestasia Vodka[18]
    Interior Design Best of Year Award: Muma Juga Chair
    Interior Design Best of Year Finalist: Glamora Multiverse Wallcovering
    Interior Design Best of Year Finalist: Martela Koop Chair
    Interior Design Best of Year Finalist: Vondom Twist and Shout Rug
    Interior Design Best of Year Finalist: Bata Shoe Museum
    The Great Indoors Award Finalist: Naples Universita Metro Station
    PentAward Gold: Anestasia Vodka
    PentAward Gold: Paris Baguette K offy
    Dieline Packaging Award: Paris Baguette Koffy
    Lapiz de Acero Award: Muma Juga Chair
    Red Dot Award: BoConcept Ottawa Collection
    iF Packaging Design Award: AnestasiA Vodka
    Spark Product Finalist: Artemide Empirico
    Spark Space Finalist: Amoje Food Capital
    Spark Space Finalist: Bata Shoe Museum Out of the Box Exhibtion
    Spark Communication Finalist: Stolen MiLanGo
    Spark Silver: Hyundai PYL Brand Identity
    Spark Product Finalist: Artemide Empirico
    Spark Product Finalist: Artemide Solium
    Spark Product Finalist: B-Line Gemma
    Spark Product Finalist: Newform Hook Desk
    Spark Product Finalist: Vondom Sloo
    Spark Product Finalist: TVS Hook Pans [19]

2012

    Good Design Award: Silicone Zone Scrub Brush
    Good Design Award: Axo Nafir Pendant
    Good Design Award: Artemide Doride
    Good Design Award: BoConcept Ottawa Dining Table and Chair
    Good Design Award: Nimbus Squeeze Pendant Lamp
    Good Design Award: Ceramica Cielo Amedeo Sink
    Good Design Award: Fun Factory Mr. Pink Dildo
    Desginer Magazine: Simon Taylor Award for Lifetime Achievement
    AZ Award 2012 Finalist: Naples Universitá Metro Station
    Design Turkey Good Design Award: Solen Milango
    iF Product Design Award: Siliconzone foldable dish rack
    iF Packaging Design Award: Bobble Jug
    Interior Design Best of Year Award Honoree: Axo Nafir Pendant
    Interior Design Best of Year Award Honoree: Tonelli Kaddy
    Spark Product Design Award: Bobble Jug
    Spark Product Design Award: Axo Nafir Pendant
    Spark Space Design Award: Queen's University Human Media Lab
    Spark Communication Award: AnestasiA Vodka
    Red Dot Award - Product Design: Silicone Zone Folding Dish Rack
    Red Dot Award - Product Design: nhow Hotel Berlin Elevators
    MicroLiquor Spirit Awards Gold Packaging Design Award: AnestasiA Vodka
    MicroLiquor Spirit Awards Triple Gold Medal: AnestasiA Vodka
    Granddesign Etico: Morfeus Play, Elephant Parade
    World Architecture News Award: Sancal Float Sofa
    Passenger Terminal World Trendsetter: Kopperscape, Edmonton Airport, Canada
    Karim inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame
    Interior Design Best of Year Awards: Oaza Zdravlja Pharmacy
    Interior Design Best of Year Awards: Vondom Surf Chaise
    Interior Design Best of Year Awards: Alloy tiles
    Pentaward Gold - Other Markets: Bobble Water Bottle
    MDIMP Annual Restaurant & Bar Space Award: Switch Restaurant
    Spark Awards - Gold: Bobble Water Bottle
    Kitchen Innovation of the Year at the Design Awards: Karim Rashid for Gorenje
    Golden Pin Design Mark: Asus EeePC 1008P Karim Collection
    Coverings 2010: Ceramic Tiles of Italy Honors: Refin Ceramiche tiles in Prizeotel, Bremen
    IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award Finalist: Asus EeePC 1008P Karim Collection
    GOOD DESIGN Award: Bobble Water Bottle
    GOOD DESIGN Award: Asus EeePC 1008P Karim Collection
    Pentaward Gold - Other Markets: Slice
    Pentaward Gold - Luxury: HUGO Packaging
    Pentaward Silver - Beverages: Paris Baguette Eau Water
    Pentaward Silver - Beverages: Paris Baguette Jus
    Pentaward Silver - Other Markets: Aekyung Bubble
    Pentaward Silver - Other Markets: iiamo Baby Bottle
    Red Dot Communication Award - Information Design/Public Space: Fun Factory Flagship Store,      Berlin
    Red Dot Communication Award - Posters: Proposte 2010 Identity
    Red Dot Communication Award - Packaging: Paris Baguette Eau
    Red Dot Communication Award - Packaging: Aekyung Bubble Dishwashing Foam
    International Card Manufacturer Award: Citi One Piece Mobile Payment Tag Card
    Kind + Jugend Innovation Award: iiamo Go Baby Bottle
    Creative City Challenge by WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen: Best Collaboration Award: 
    Prizeotel, Bremen
    I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review Honorable Mention Environment: Oaza Zdravlja Pharmacy
    I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review Design Distinction Furniture: Albed Blow Door
    DesignEX 2010 New Product Award: Saturn Skape Bath
    Red Dot distinction for high design quality: Prizeotel Hotel, Bremen City
    Red Dot distinction for high design quality: Albed Blow and Ring Door
    Red Dot distinction for high design quality: Melissa High Heel
    Red Dot distinction for high design quality: Artemide Cadmo and Doride Lamp
    ADEX Platinum Award of Design Excellence: Nambe Morphik 2-Tier Server
    iF product design award: Artemide Cadmo Lamp
    HolidayCheck Specialty Award: Prizeotel, Bremen-City
    Tre Number One Award 2010: Semiramis Hotel, Athens
    Hotelimmobilie de Jahres Honoree: Prizeotel, Bremen-City [20]

2009

    ADI Design Index 2009: Artemide Azio lamp
    GOOD DESIGN Award: iiamo Go Baby Bottle
    GOOD DESIGN Award: Slide Koncord Stool
    GOOD DESIGN Award: Artemide Doride Lamp
    Interior Design Best of Year Product Design Honoree: iiamo Go Bottle
    Special Pentaward for creativity in packaging design
    IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award Finalist: Feek Snap Chair
    Best of Canada for Product Design: Nienkamper Isola 8 Couch
    Popai Gold Medal for Technics and Innovation: Veuve Clicquot Globalight
    Actualidad Economica award for Best Ideas of the Year: Veuve Clicquot Globalight
    Red Dot distinction for high design quality: Saturn Bath
    Red Dot distinction for high design quality: Feek Snap Chair
    Red Dot distinction for high design quality: Meritalia Blobina
    Red Dot distinction for high design quality: Parador Laminate Flooring
    ADEX Gold Award of Design Excellence: Nambe Relief Collection 
    [13]

2008

    GOOD DESIGN Award: Della Rovere Uno Desk
    GOOD DESIGN Award: Slice Precision Cutter
    Forbes Traveler 50 Best New Hotels: myHotel Brighton
    Cersaie Award 2008 Best Exhibition Stand: Refin Ceramiche by Karim Rashid
    IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award Silver: Gaia & Gino Creemy
    Electronic House 2008 Product of the Year: OmniMount Prism 50
    Compasso d Oro Award: Signaling for the Horm Tide cabinet
    ADEX Award for Design Excellence: Azrock by Tarkett Karim Kolors Tile
    Red Dot distinction for high design quality: Gaia & Gino Creemy Tea & Coffee Set
    Red Dot distinction for high design quality: Bonaldo Poly Chair [20]
2007    
    GOOD DESIGN Award: Ronson Biaxial Lighter
    GOOD DESIGN Award: Bonaldo Poly Chair
    GOOD DESIGN Award: Nienkamper Kloud Seating System
    GOOD DESIGN Award: Martinelli Sike Door Handle
    GOOD DESIGN Award: Artemide Cadmo Lamp
    Karim s design for the Deutsche Bank Lounge is honored with a FAMAB ADAM Award
    D&D Building s Stars of Design: Best Product Designer 2007
    Gioia Casa Best Design 2007: Bonaldo Poly Chair, Gaia & Gino Creemy Set, Cisal Kawa faucet, 
    Artemide Cadmo
    I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review Honorable Mention Packaging: KenzoAmour
    Best of NeoCon: Gold Award, Resilient Flooring: Azrock by Tarkett Karim Kolors Tile
    International Furnishings and Design Association Circle of Excellence Awards: Karim Rashid, 
    Industrial Designer
    Fifi Awards Best Packaging, Women s Prestige & Fragrance of the Year, Nouveau Niche: 
    KenzoAmour
    Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards 07: Product Design Finalist
    ADEX Award for Design Excellence: Nienkamper Kloud Collection
    Red Dot distinction for high design quality: Magppie Tantalo Bottle Opener
    LaCie Skwarim inducted into the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou, France
    Red Dot distinction for high design quality: KenzoAmour
    EXTRACTS Best New Product Awards: Sexy Beast
    iF product design award: LaCie Skwarim [19]

2006

    GOOD DESIGN Award: Normann Copenhagen Orgo Hanger
    Italian Gioia Casa: 100 Best Design products - Gaia & Gino Kari, Ari, Arim, Rim
    Boutique Design Award Best Use of Lighting: Morimoto
    Boutique Design Award Best Use of Space: Morimoto
    Boutique Design Award Best Restaurant: Morimoto
    Boutique Design Award Best Flow: Four Food Studio
    The French Design Observeur (APCI) 2007: LaCie Skwarim
    Ontario College of Art and Design, Honorary Doctorate, Toronto, Canada
    Pratt Legend Award, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
    Housewares Design Awards: Umbra Magino Stool
    IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award Bronze: Gaia & Gino Kari-ari-arim-rim and Kenzo 
    Ryoko
    Red Dot Award for product design: LaCie Skwarim [21]

2005

    Time Magazine Best Products of 2005: Gaia & Gino Happy People Glasses and Kari-ari-arim-rim
    Sleep .05 European Hotel Design Award for Best Interior Design Public Spaces: Semiramis 
    Hotel
    Red Dot Award: Communication Design for Karim Rashid "Change" at the Pinakothek der Moderne
    Madison Avenue Business Improvement District Award of Excellence for Newspaper Boxes
    Design Times Square Honoree for Design Excellence for Millenium Manhole Cover
    Gaia & Gino Morphscape nominated for DesignPreis 2006
    Design Plus Award: Gaia & Gino Morphscape
    Umbra Garbino inducted into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art
    International Interior Design Association Star Award (Morimoto)
    GOOD DESIGN Award: Bonaldo Flap and Nambe Hug Salt & Pepper
    Design Times Square Honoree for Design Excellence for Millenium Manhole Cover
    Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Corcoran College of Art & Design
    House Beautiful 6th Annual Giants of Design Award
    IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award Silver: Method 3X Laundry Detergent Bronze: Echo by 
    Davidoff
    New York Section Illuminating Engineering Society Award of Excellence for Semiramis Hotel
    I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review Honorable Mention Furniture: Kurl Shelf by Zeritalia [13]

2004

    A.D. Dunton Alumni Award
    I.D. Magazine s Annual Design Review Best of Category: Copco Barware [20]

2003

    Good Design Award: Kurve Chair, for Neinkamper
    I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review Design Distinction: Issey Miyake, Issey In Your Pocket
    I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review Design Distinction: Method Dish Soap
    National Association of Store Ficture Manufacturers: Retail Store of the Year, Nambe 
    Flagship Store [22]

2002

    I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review Design Destinction Packaging: Issey Miyake Summer 
    Fragrance
    I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review Design Destinction, Best of Category: 5S Metasense 
    Perfume
    I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review Design Destinction, Honorable Mention: Edra 
    Surfacescape  Edra
    IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award, Gold: Bozart Chess Set [20]

2001

    IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award, Furniture Silver: Kapsule Kids Chair (Bozart Toys)
    IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award, Furniture Gold: Kovacs Soft Lighting
    ID Magazine 47th Annual Review, Furniture Design Distinction:Umbra Q-Chaise
    ID Magazine 47th Annual Review, Packaging Design Distinction: Issey Miyake L Eau D Issey  
    Pour Homme
    ID Magazine 47th Annual Review, Concepts Design Distinction: Edra Pleasurescape
    Best of Canda Design Competition, Product Design Winner: Umbra Q-Chaise
    Chicago Athenaeum Museum Good Design Award: New Move and Boom Bowl
    Design Journal Award For Design Excellence, Platinum: Wavelength, Neinkamper
    National Post Design Exchange Awards, Gold: Leonardo Glass Collection
    National Post Design Exchange Awards, Silver: Umbra Table Collection
    National Post Design Exchange Awards Merit: Q-Chaise, Umbra; Wavelength, Neinkamper
    Good Design Award: Wicker Sofa, Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization,Japan
    The Interior Design Show, Canadian Design Hero of the Year, Toronto, Canada [13]

2000

    Good Design Award for "New Move" Deco-Decanter, Chicago Athenaeum Museum
    Good Design Award for Soft Collection lighting, Chicago Athenaeum: Museum
    Good Design Award for Neinkamper "Wavelength", Chicago Athenaeum: Museum
    Design Journal Platinum Award for Design Excellence for Neinkamper Wavelength [13]

1999

    Daimler Chrysler Design Award, Southfield, MI, USA
    George Nelson Award, selected "One of ten most innovative furniture designers working   
    today", Interiors (May)
    Oh Chair. Best Product: Decorative Accessories for Home Décor, CTGA. Toronto, Canada
    Good Design Award for Oh Chair, Chicago Athenaeum Museum
    Good Design Award for Umbra Bowls, Chicago Athenaeum Museum
    Design Journal Gold Award for the Oh Chair [23]

1998

    Young Designer of the Year, Brooklyn Museum of Art, USA
    Brooklyn Museum of Art, USA 11 Products and Furniture into Permanent Collection
    ID Magazine 44th Annual Review, Design Distinction Product:   Issey Miyake Perfecto, Torso,
    Bust & Spine
    ID Magazine 44th Annual Review, Design Distinction Packaging: Issey Miyake Holiday Bags
    ID Magazine 44th Annual Review, Design Distinction Furniture: Idee Apex Seating
    Virtu 11 National Design Award: Garbo Can for Umbra, Canada
    Virtu 11 National Design Award: Arp Stools for Pure Design, Canada
    GOOD Design Award/Permanent Collection for Issey Miyake Bags and Nambé Wave, Shimmer, Moon

Frames

    Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts Permanent Collection for 11 products and furniture
    SFMOMA Permanent Collection for Garbo Can for Umbra, Canada
    Young Designer of the Year, Brooklyn Museum of Art, USA
    Material Connexion permanent Collection: Zeritalia Tri-Spectra and Aura Tables
    Material Connexion permanent Collection: Miyake Holiday Bags and Handbags [20]

1998

    Material Connexion permanent Collection: Umbra Garbo and Stash Cans

1997

    SFMOMA Permanent Collection for Nambé Kissing Salt& Pepper and Jimmy and Rainbow Servers
    ID Magazine 43rd Annual Review, Honorable Mention in Furniture Design, Lounging Chaise for 
    Idée, Japan.

1996

    Virtu 10 National Design Competition, Award for Kissing Salt& Pepper and Spin Bowl
    ID Forty, Selected as one of 40 Leading Edge Designers (Jan 1996)

1995

    GOOD Design Award for 32 Nambé Studio objects and Abaxial Clocks
    Absolute Barware Competition, Third place (ID Magazine Dec 1995)
    Virtu 9 National Design Competition, Award for Arp Chair.

1994

    Virtu 8 National Design Competition, Award for Triaxial Couch, Dulcinea Lamp, and Geist 
    Peppermill
    ID Magazine 40th Annual Review, Honorable Mention for Furniture Design, Dulcinea Lamp

1993

    ID Magazine, Best of Year in Product Design, Abaxial Clocks
    Virtu 7 National Design Competition, Award for Aura Coffee Table and Clock designs

1992

    Ontario Arts Council grant for prototyping the design of Triaxial Couch/Daybed
    Table Lamp + Chair Competition, Portland, OR, Award for Aura Table

1991

    Received Canada Design Council Grant in Architecture for executing and exhibiting 10 
    furnishings

1990

    International Design Magazine, Best in Year International Designs in Lighting and Furniture 
    Design

1989

    Interiors Magazine and Steelcase Design Division, selected for  30 UNDER 30  Designers and  
    Architects (Sept 89)
    Virtu 5 National Design Competition, Award for Vanity design, Violet

1988

    Virtu 4 National Design Competition, Award for Chair design, Pilgrim

1986

    Virtu 2 National Design Competition, Award for Lamp design, Nike

1985

    Virtu 1 National Design Competition, Award for Couch design, Spider
    Progressive Architecture International Competition, Honorable Mention for Spider Couch [13]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b Caroline Ryder ([n.d.]). Karim Rashid. Swindle. Archived March 7, 2009.
  4. ^ KenzoAmour Product Page at kenzousa.com
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  8. ^ Stone, Andrew. "10 Questions with...Karim Rashid". Interiordesign.net. Sandow. 
  9. ^ a b Susan Thurston (April 17, 2013). BoConcept furniture, Smart car join hands. Tampa Bay Times. Accessed October 2013.
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  14. ^ http://awards.architizer.com/winners/list/?id=3#cat-79-special
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  16. ^ http://en.socialdesignmagazine.com/site/design-news/la-poltroncina-gemma-di-b-line-premiata-con-il-good-design-award.html
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  21. ^ Rashid-in-Aldigi-Oduller.PG-915.html
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