Karim Rashid is undoubtedly one of the best-known personalities in the interior design world. Recognised immediately thanks to his fresh and truly unique style, he is especially famous for his use of fantastic curves and mixture of colours. Today we bring some of his most excentric designers for sofas.
Karim’s design style ranges from unique furniture design to fascinating interior design environments. His industrial design company has grown into interior design and graphic design over the past 15 years, helping clients achieving their design goals.
The studio has an international team of talented designers and is supported by a varied portfolio of global consultants for any type of project. Their projects range from private residences to larger buildings.
The studio is just as international as their projects counting with a variety of 12 spoken languages.
Time magazine has described him as the “most famous industrial designer in all the Americas” and the “Prince of Plastic”.
He holds honorary doctorate degrees from the OCAD University in 2006, Pratt Institute in 2014 and Corcoran College of Art & Design in 2005. And in 2016 an honorary doctorate, Doctor of Laws, or honoris causa, from Carleton University.
Karim is a frequent guest lecturer at 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. Rashid has won the George Nelson Award in 1999 and the Canadian Designer of the Year award in 2001.
In 2017 Rashid was awarded the Lawrence Israel Prize by the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.