Karim Rashid’s mission through his work is to convey energy and to engage with the public.
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"I believe that we could be living in an entirely different world - one that is full of real contemporary inspiring objects, spaces, places, worlds, spirits and experiences."
Born in Cairo the 18th of September 1960, Karim Rashid graduated in Industrial Design at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and later completed his academic studies in Naples, Italy. Today he is a professor and often visits universities and conferences with the purpose of promoting the importance of design in everyday life. The philosophy of the designer is to connect with the real actual world, to abandon the traditions and to embrace modernity, leaving nostalgia behind.