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Karim Rashid

Designer Presentation

Lyn Balanza

on 17 January 2013

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Transcript of Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid Today's featured designer 3M, Artbox, Asus, Audi, Axe Lab, BoConcept, Bombay Saphire, Bozart Toys, C&C Milano, Christofle, Citi, Coca Cola, Contempo, Disney, Dirt Devil, Estee Lauder, Giorgio Armani, Google Chrome, HUGO, Kenzo, Laura G, Leonardo, Memphis, Method Home, Mikasa, Natuzzi, Omni, Paris Baguette, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Samsung, Shiseido, Sony, Sony Erikson, Swarovski, Switch, Target, Tommy Hillfiger, Timex, Toyota, Umbra, Unilever, Wilson Art, XO, Yahoo!

Karim Rashid is into: Furniture, product, space (restaurants/bars, hospitality/residential, public/retail, concept/exhibition), tabletop, light, packaging, art, fashion, brand identity, surface & media Some of his clients... interview with Karim Background Karim Rashid was born in Cairo to Egyptian & English parents and raised in Canada.
He now lives in New York, managing his private design studio.
He is considered to be one of the most prolific designers of his generation.
Karim has over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and works in over 40 countries.
Karim works on almost everything; from architecture, to interior, to industrial and fashion, music an many others.
He was an associate Professor of Industrial Design for 10 years at University of the Arts Philadelphia, Pratt Institute Brooklyn, and RISD. He also taught part-time at OCAD and is now a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally. Design Principles His mission is to democratize design.

Karim Rashid wants to change the human mentality on design.

He believes that we should live and design in the present and
not in the past - he believes design should be applicable to its
time and the generation it belongs in.

He believes that deisgn is important to everyday life - and
it should be treated as such.

He wants design to touch every persons life in positive ways
and he wants design to not just be beautiful, unique and
creative, he believes design should make a
change, and impact the way we live and the
world we live in Jolo Lyn presentation by simple re-imagining

moving forward as a design community
requires questioning the materials we use, the
shape, size, proportions & every detail we can.
"is there a better way"

good design: the human experience is made
better and inspires you to feel alive.

agenda & design - social agenda

Think about the criteria simultaneously

Experience - "de-stresser" MINIMAL
-reductive, but it
extends to us -
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