Karim Rashid  (Egyptian) 

Karim Rashid (Egyptian, b. September 18, 1960) is an industrial designer who was born in Cairo, Egypt, to Egyptian and English parents. He was raised in Canada, and attended Carleton University in Ottawa, where he received a BA in Industrial Design in 1982. After earning his undergraduate degree, he went on to attend school in Italy, where he obtained a graduate degree. Rashid is responsible for creating over 3000 designs, and has won more than 300 awards for the work he has done.

He now lives in New York, where he manages his private art studio. His designs include work in fashion, interiors, furniture, music, lighting, and other areas. Rashid has created award-winning designs for companies such as Asus, Samsung, Christofle, Veuve Clicquot, Umbra, Bobble, Citibank, Alessi, 3M, and Sony Ericsson. He has done interior design work in places such as the Semiramis hotel in Athens, the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia, the Università Metro Station in Naples, and the Nhow hotel in Berlin. Rashid often speaks as a guest lecturer at colleges and universities around the world. He worked as an associate Professor of Industrial Design for ten years.

His work 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 Pompidou in Paris. Rashid and his work have been featured in numerous magazines such as Vogue, Time, Esquire, Wallpaper, and GQ. He is the winner of many awards, including the Red Dot award, the I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, the IDSA Industrial Design Excellence award, and the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award. Rashid continues to display his artwork in galleries worldwide. Some of his latest work is featured in a monograph called Sketch. This publication was released in 2011 and features a collection of 300 digital and hand drawings done by Rashid over the previous 25 years.

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Karim Rashid, Ikon (Infinity)


Karim Rashid
Ikon (Infinity)
Sandra Gering Inc
Karim Rashid, Eksplosion #2


Karim Rashid
Eksplosion #2
Sandra Gering Inc
Karim Rashid, Facet


Karim Rashid
Sandra Gering Inc
Karim Rashid, Drop


Karim Rashid
Sandra Gering Inc
Karim Rashid, Opposite Table


Karim Rashid
Opposite Table

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Karim Rashid, Kuva


Karim Rashid

Art Plural Gallery
Karim Rashid, Kage


Karim Rashid

Art Plural Gallery
Karim Rashid, Blobulous Chairs Chromo


Karim Rashid
Blobulous Chairs Chromo
Edizioni Galleria Colombari


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Karim Rashid, Buffet modèle Tide


Karim Rashid
Buffet modèle Tide
lacquered wood, chrome-plated metal


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Karim Rashid, Prototype Carim chair


Karim Rashid
Prototype Carim chair, 2003
steel, colored leather


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Karim Rashid, Teppich kr1


Karim Rashid
Teppich kr1, 2004
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2013   MiArt Fair - Contemporary Art, Paola Colombari Gallery, Milan, Italy
2013   The Religious Contemporary Design, Paola Colombari Gallery, Milan, Italy
2013   Design Days Dubai, Paola Colombari Gallery, Milan, Italy
2012   Bologna Art’s Fair (Arte Fiera Bologna), Paola Colombari Gallery, Blobulous Chairs, Bologna, Italy
2011   Effetto Acciaio (Steel Effect) Chromo Blobulous, Paola Colombari Gallery, Milan, Italy
2009 - 2011   MiArt Fair - Contemporary Art, Paola Colombari Gallery, Milan, Italy
2009 - 2010   Pavilion Art & Design Fair London - Berkeley Square, Paola Colombari Gallery, Milan, Italy
2009   Blobulous Worlds - digital art exhibition, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2009   Karim Rashid Retrospective, Promenade du Port, Porto Cervo, Italy
2009   New Design Artwork, Galerie Yves Gastou, Paris, France
2009   Totally Rad, curated by Karim for the MAD Museum, New York, USA
2008   Karim Rashid Art and Design in a Global World, Retrospective, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2008   Karim Rashid Blobulous, Photo & Contemporary Gallery, Turin, Italy
2008   Designregio Kortrijk, Futurotextiel 08, Belgium
2008   Kasa Digitalia, Concept Laminate House, Milan Triennale, Milan, Italy
2008   Blobulous, Limited Edition Chairs and Prints, Paola Colombari Gallery, Milan, Italy
2008   Sex in Design/Design in Sex, Group Show featuring digital paintings and sketches, Museum of Sex, NYC, US
2007   Plastic Blobular Worlds, Digital Prints and rotomolded sculpture, Gallery Hotel, Singapore
2007   From 15 Minutes into the Future, Retrospective, Prints and Product Retrospective, OCAD, Toronto, Canada
2007   Hotel Show, Concept Hotel Room, Dubai Hotel Show, Dubai, UAE
2007   Konstruck, Concept Bathroom, Construmat, Barcelona, Spain
2007   Osko, Digital Prints and Sculputure, Leyendecker Gallery, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
2006   Karim Rashid Retrospective, Price Tower Arts Center, Oklahoma, USA
2005   Safe: Design Takes on Risk, MoMA, New York, NY, USA
2005   Osko, Sculptures and Digital Paintings, Tatintsian Gallery, Russia
2005   Touch Me, V& A Museum, England
2005   Super Design Action Fun, Spazio Tashi Delek, Milan, Italy
2004   Get Off, Museum of Sex, New York, NY
2003   Kreem, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
2003   Turboscape, Capellini, Superstudio, Milan Italy
2003   Ideal Houses, Cologne Fair, Cologne, Germany
2002   Latent Utopias, Woom, Gratz, Austria
2009    ‘KarimSpace,’ featuring 36 of Karim’s interior architecture designs
2006    ‘Design Your Self’, Harper Collins, 2006
2005    ‘Digipop’, a digital exploration of computer graphics, Taschen, 2005
2004    A compact portfolio published by Chronicle Books
2004    ‘Evolution’, Universe, 2004
2001    ‘I Want to Change the World’, Rizzoli, 2001