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Karim Rashid: 10 Genius Designs That Inspire Us

“Design is about the betterment of our lives poetically, aesthetically, experimentally, sensorially and emotionally.“- Karim Rashid.

This quote is probably the moto of Karim Rashid, the most prolific designer in the world. He is an industrial designer with over 3000 designs in production, more than 300 awards and projects in more than 40 countries in the world. The list of his customers includes brands like: Alessi, Artemide, Audi, Cappellini, Carolina Herrera, Edra, Egizia, EsteeLauder, Foscarini, Giorgio Armani, Kenzo, Magis, Prada, Sony, Swarovski, Toyota, Veuve Clicquot, Zanotta, Gorenje etc.

Besides that, he hosts parties around the world as a DJ, and is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally.

Karim is already a legend of modern design. His designs and personal style evolve around one color: pink. He thinks that the pink color is “energetic, fulgent, engaging” and that “communicates the idea of immateriality, entropy, energy and strong optimism”. Also, he thought that by wearing all- white or pink colored outfits will “detach” him from the other architects and designers that wear all black head-to-toe outfits.

Here are some of his genius, bold, innovative master pieces in the world of Karim Rashid. Enjoy!

 

The Clicquot Loveseat for Veuve Clicquot

The Loveseat chair is part of the Essential Collection of Veuve Cliquot, designed by Karim Rashid. It's inspired by the 18th century French armchair. The romantic chair for two contains a signature-yellow ice bucket, while the chair is designed in pink plastic, Karim's recognizable signature.

Kinx Lamp for Fontana Arte

The Knix table lamp is a unique combination of design and practicality. The lamp is provided with USB port for charging smartphones and tablets. Of course it comes in white, pink and black color.

TV Tub for Saturn

Karim created a gorgeous, modern and sleek tub with TV. This is one of the pieces that show Karim's urge for ultra-modern simplicity, elegance and functionality.

The Hook System Desk for Newform Ufficio

The Hook desk is a 2013 design for the Italian brand Newform Ufficio. It allows users to customize and organize their environment. Against the sad design of the working cubicles, as Karim calls them " cages", he designed transparent, fluid, clean and bright spaces that will keep healthy work flow.

Vertex by Karim Rashid for VONDOM

Dynamical and triangular, the set of tables and chairs by Karim for Vondom is an amazing master piece that can be found in hotels, restaurants, bars, conference halls, etc.

The Rock & Roll Chair for Cizeta

Winner of the Good Design Award (2016), this chair is a fun and modern addition to your home. Comes in a range of color, with impeccable design by Karim Rashid, stainless steel base and mechanism which make it swivel.

Floo Kitchen for Rational

Karim won the Iconic Awards: Interior Innovation award for the Floo kitchen. The design is made for the modern German brand of kitchens: Rational. The concept of Floo is a simple, minimal, rational, kitchen design.
The monobloc storage cabinets are clean and seamless creating a geometry to keep the kitchen in order. The innovation hides in the Table Wings, which is a electrically- powered table incorporated in the kitchen.

Go Baby Bottle for Iiamo

This bottle for babies is an absolute revolution in the life of parents! Under the slogan: less planning, more adventure, Karim designed this self- heating bottle for the Danish company Iiamo (2009. The bottle heats itself, without electricity, cords or re-charging. No pre-planning, which is every busy parent dream!

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