My Design Journey: Karim Rashid On His Futuristic Style Signature and Becoming One of The Most Prolific Designers of His Generation

Karim Rashid needs no introduction. The New Yorkbased interior designer has been making waves in the design field, and today we’ll explore some of his jaw-dropping works. Step inside the time machine, because we’ll go straight to the future!

Considered one of the most prolific designers of his generation, Karim Rashid has a unique futuristic design style signature that can be recognized immediately. “Over 4000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 40 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design.”

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“For the longest time design only existed for the elite and for a small insular culture. I have worked hard for the last 20 years trying to make design a public subject.”

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With the goal of bringing design to the entire world, Karim Rashid is based in one of the most cosmopolitan cities, New York. His portfolio is filled with incredible residential, hospitality and architectural design projects, spread all over the world!

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“His award winning designs include luxury goods for Christofle, Veuve Clicquot, and Alessi, democratic products for Umbra, Bobble, and 3M, furniture for Bonaldo and Vondom, lighting for Artemide and Fontana Arte, high tech products for Asus and Samsung, surface design for Marburg and Abet Laminati, brand identity for Citibank and Sony Ericsson and packaging for Method, Paris Baguette, Kenzo and Hugo Boss. Karim’s touch expands beyond product to interiors such as the Morimoto restaurant, Philadelphia; Semiramis hotel, Athens; nhow hotel, Berlin; Universita Metro Station, Naples as well as exhibition design for Deutsche Bank and Audi.Karim’s work is featured in 20 permanent collections and he exhibits art in galleries world wide. Karim is a perennial winner of the Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, I. D. Magazine Annual Design Review, IDSA Industrial Design Excellence award.”

Karim Rashid has an incomparable design signature, impossible to emulate. Although many designers take great pleasure in drawing on the past, it is the designers that reach into the future that are creating the next generation of style. Futuristic interior design relies heavily on the home architecture. Rounded doorways, walls, asymmetric angles should be planned before the construction.

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Whether we’re introducing new décor, giving our space a fresh paint job, or even doing a full renovation, everything in interior design comes down to color: And our choice of the palette can make a big impact on the overall feel of your home.

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Karim Rashid makes sure the design color scheme suits the style of the future decor. Neutral colors can often be seen in futuristic designs. Although it doesn’t mean Karim entirely gave up the color.

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Bright accents such as furniture items, artworks, and feature walls can be seen to bring in the color to the decor. When in comes about shapes, curved and asymmetric shapes and lines can be often seen in his futuristic furniture items.

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In his spare time Karim’s pluralism flirts with art, fashion, and music and is determined to creatively touch every aspect of our physical and virtual landscape.

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