Futuristic Interior Design Pioneer, Karim Rashid


Karim Rashid is a leading figure in the fields of product and interior design, fashion, furniture, lighting and art.

Born in Cairo, half Egyptian, half English, and raised in Canada, Karim now practices in New York. He is best known for bringing his democratic design sensitivity to the masses. Designing for an impressive array of clients from Umbra to Prada, Miyake to Method, Karim is radically changing the aesthetics of product design and the very nature of the consumer culture.

To date he has had some 2000 objects put into production and has successfully entered the realm of architecture and interiors as evidenced by the design of the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and Semiramis hotel in Athens which just won a Sleep05 European Hotel Design Award. Karim was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Corcoran College of Art & Design in D.C.


Other awards include the 2004 A.D. Dunton Alumni Award of Distinction from his alma mater, 2002 ID Magazine Annual Design Review Best of Category, and 2003 best Retail Store in the USA. His work is in the permanent collections of 14 Museums worldwide including MoMA and SFMoMA and he exhibits art in various galleries.


Karim was an associate Professor of Industrial Design for 10 years and is now a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally.

Karim Rashid by Secondome

 

The Sci Fi bungalow is created specifically for the Sci Fi channel and Morongo Casino in Palm Springs.

Designed by the famous designer Karim Rashid the place looks very unusual and different, though come from the future.

All furniture are in pale colors, on behalf of the floors – covered with bright carpets. Typical for Karim, the furniture are curved and the rugs are rounded.

Sci Fi – Futuristic Bungalow by Karim Rashid by Best Home News

 

Oaza Zdravlja Pharmacy by Karim Rashid

The architectural forms and weight of this space reference the beautiful intricacies of the human body and healing process.

Through the use of soft flowing walls and organic shapes a sense of comfort and security is immediately established. Framed by the sweeping curvature of the walls, a simple, yet powerful counter elegantly hovers above the ground plane.

Oaza Zdravlja Pharmacy by Karim Rashid by Contemporist

 

HOUSE BY KARIM RASHID

If you could have a house, any house, that looked like it belonged in the Simpsons then this is it. Karim Rashid created this house and its interior. But, I bet you could have guessed that even if I never told you…

HOUSE BY KARIM RASHID by Design Milk

 

‘R+Evolution’ ceramic tiles designed by Karim Rashid for Ceramishe Refine

DesignTaleStudioCeramishe Refine’s creative laboratory, embarks on a new creative journey, offering, for the first time, a rich collection of ceramic slabs for floors and walls, designed by Karim Rashid.

Called ‘R+Evolution‘ is the first DTS collection to explore a new concept of cladding and decoration in keeping with the latest Interior Design trends.

Striking colors and fascinating optical patterns distinguish these tiles. This collection amazes by great variety of decorative tiles and gives a possibility to create unique and beautiful interior designs.

‘R+Evolution’ ceramic tiles designed by Karim Rashid for Ceramishe Refine by Dsgn Wrld

 

Karim Rashid - Nutopia

Yesterday I had a day off but today I’m back to business. To start the day in a stylish way, I’m going to post a few picutres of Nutopia - the shampoo unit designed by Karim Rashid for Ayala, from the recent arena design fair.

Imagine you’re at the hairdresser, you are sat in the chair and somone washes your hair - the arch of light above your head, the music coming from the speakers… I’d definitely choose that salon over any other. Check out rest of the pics after the break!

Karim Rashid - Nutopia by Say Hi To Design

 

Modern Childrens Bedroom Furniture by Karim Rashid

Kids’ bedrooms can be a ton of fun to decorate. They give you a chance to be creative in a fresh and colorful way, without having to worry about being so serious in your design choices. Playfulness and fun are the key ingredients.

Here is a Modern Children’s Bedroom Furniture Collection by Karim Rashid which features twin and bunk beds, storage shelving and drawers, and some visual pizzazz as you might expect from the king of modern furniture design.

Modern Childrens Bedroom Furniture by Karim Rashid by HomeEdit

 

Karim Rashid’s NV adjustable sleep system

Renowned designer Karim Rashid has already raised eyebrows with his Clicquot Loveseat, Globalight and the outstanding Sphera Bed. He has now once again teamed up with Hollandia International to create the NV adjustable sleep system. Offering a perfect blend of form and functionality, the NV adjustable sleep system enjoys a high gloss finish, drawers for storage under the bed and in the headboard, an iPod docking station and cabinet doors in the headboard that swing out to create side tables.

Karim Rashid’s NV adjustable sleep system by Born Rich

 

More Outstanding Interior Design Pictures of Karim Rashid’s Work