Interview with karim Rashid

Rashid has won more than 40 awards, including the George Nelson Award in 1999, the Canadian Designer of the Year award in 2001, and the Red Dot Design Award in 2012.


by BLINEsrl – Milan – Salone del Mobile 2013

Rashid was born in Cairo, Egypt to an Egyptian father and English mother,[citation needed] and raised in Canada. Rashid’s designs include the Garbo waste can, the Oh Chair for Umbra, a store for Giorgio Armani, manhole covers for the sewers of New York, and a perfume bottle for Kenzo. 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 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. In 2012, Danish designer and manufacturer BoConcept collaborated with Rashid to create the Ottawa Collection, which won the Red Dot Design Award.

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