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Karim Rashid is Egyptian-born and Canadian-raised industrial designer. His designs include luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging. Time magazine has described him as the “most famous industrial designer in all the Americas”.
But the most important is his democratic approach to design and – for us, creators of 24hugs brand – charismatic personality combined with friendliness and humility.
Couple moths ago we asked him for help in establishing the new baby sling and carriers brand and about usage of his patterns. He agreed immediately with promise to support us in every activity. Wow!
Numerous awards and accolades attest to Karim’s contribution to the world of design. He is a perennial winner of the Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, Pentawards, and IDSA Industrial Design Excellence award. He holds Honorary Doctorates from Carlton University, Pratt Institute, OCAD in Toronto, British Institute of Interior Design, and Corcoran College of Art & Design.
Contemporary artwork created by Karim ranges from digital prints to public art/ installation and sculpture. His works are featured in 20 permanent collections in various art institutions worldwide, including Brooklyn Museum of Art, MoMA, and The Center Pompidou. He has exhibited across the globe and is a frequent contributor to the Venice Biennale, as well as exhibiting major retrospectives of his design work in Sao Paulo, Seoul, Milan, and Ottawa.
Now Karim designs also for 24hugs. We feel deeply honored!
Here is short relation from the Karim meeting with 24hugs management board 🙂