Karim Rashid

http://www.karimrashid.com
http://www.totemdesign.com

 

He was born in 1960, Cairo. He opened his design office in New York City in 1993. He has worked for numerous clients globally and his awards include the Canadian Design Hero 2001; Gold IDEA award 2001: Daimler Chrysler 1999 Award; George Nelson Award 1999; The Silver IDEA Award 1999; The Philadelphia Museum of Art Award 1999; The Brooklyn Museum of Art Designer of the Year 1998; Design Effectiveness Gold Award 2001, and 1999; ID Magazine Annual Review Design Distinction in 2001(3 awards), 1999 (3 Awards), 1998 (3 awards), 1993 (1 award), 1991(1 award), and honorable mention in 2000, 1997 & 1994; 11 Good Design Awards Chicago Athenaeum 1995-2000; 20 Canadian Virtu Awards from 1985-01; and 30 UNDER 30 (1989).

utilities for a "Manifesto":

"1. Don't specialize

27. Donšt use words like taste, class, boredom, style, ugly or mass."

 

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