Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid

Self-defined as “poet of plastic” and “digipop rockstar”, Karim Rashid is a global frontrunner for the innovation of contemporary interior and industrial design. Egyptian by birth, Canadian-raised and now based in New York, he received his Bachelor of Industrial Design in 1982 and has since acquired four honorary doctorate degrees from prestigious art and design schools in the US.

Rashid plays largely into the fluidity of plastic as a material and maintains an abstract flow throughout his furniture, as seen in his Surf and Vertex collections by Vondom. With over 300 awards for his designs, Rashid has broadened his creative expertise into the fields of fashion and graphic design with industry leaders such as Prada, Veuve Clicquot and Hugo Boss forming part of his repertoire.

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