Karim Rashid is an industrial designer. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design in 1982, he continued his studies in Italy and went on to work under Rodolfo Bonetto in 1984, followed by a 7-year career with KAN Indudtrial Design which included a 6-year collaboration with IBabel Fashion.
In 1993, he opened a studio in New York City. Among his many clients have been Umbra, Issey Miyake, YSL, Prada, Nambé, Magis, Edra, Frighetto, Herman Miller, Sony, Foscarini, Artemide, Idée, Bozart, Shiseido, Davidoff, Giorgio Armani, Leonardo, Nienkamper, Yahoo, Zerodisegno, Copco, Method, Guzzini, Danese, and many more.
Karim has designed and produced more than 1000 products during his prestigious career, won many awards including ID Magazine’s Annual Design Review in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 where he was recognized for his distinctive design. He was also awarded the 1999 U.S. Daimler Chrysler Award, The George Nelson Award in 1999, The Silver IDEA Award in 1999 (Oh Chair), The Philadelphia Museum of Art Collaboration Award in 1999, and was named as a Brooklyn Museum of Art Director in 1998. His work is among the permanent collection of 14 different museums and his creations have been featured in numerous international publications.
Karim has been an associate professor of Industrial Design for 10 years and is recognized as an authority on the subject as he writes, and continues to be published, on the topic of design.
Karim Rashid has designed for la murrina: SIKE