Karim Rashid

Imagination Shapes the Future

My inspiration is to beautify the world and shape the future. I believe that design is extremely consequential to our daily lives and can positively change the behaviors of humans. Products and furniture must deal with our emotional ground thereby increasing the popular imagination and experience. Originality is becoming more had more difficult since the digital age is affording so much imagery that it’s harder and harder to find a personal individual authentic expression. I suggest finding ideas based on human behavior, better to read a book and imagine than to look at images. We are all original with unique fingerprints and DNA. So, if we are original then we are all capable of contributing originality to this world.

Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation with over 4000 designs in production, over 400 awards, and operating in over 35 countries. Described by Time magazine as the “most famous industrial designer in all the Americas”, his designs span luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging and include democratic objects like the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh! Chair for Umbra and interiors like the Morimoto restaurant, Philadelphia, and Nhow hotel, Berlin.

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