Sketch: Karim showcases the illustrations and digital artwork of New York--based designer Karim Rashid from early career to present. Selections include experimental drawings, computer-rendered artistic explorations, and architectural illustrations that were produced for client projects. Sketches are integral to Karim's design process. A talented artist since childhood, Karim's sketches burst with vitality and optimism. His drawings all exhibit a visual consistency and confidence of line that is impressive in its visual form and its communicative power. In his global design practice, Karim's sketches are the conceptual reference point for all project development work. Karim has produced thousands of sketches and hundreds of digital illustrations. Presenting a carefully chosen selection of these artworks, Sketch will offer insight into his design process and serve as a document of inspirational visual explorations to Karim fans as well as artists and designers.
Karim Rashid's award-winning designs include objects such as the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh Chair for Umbra, interiors such as the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and the Semiramis hotel in Athens, and exhibitions for Deutsche Bank and Audi. Karim has collaborated with clients to create designs for Method and Dirt Devil, furniture for Artemide and Magis, brand identities for Citibank and Hyundai, high tech products for LaCie and Samsung, and luxury goods for Veuve Clicquot and Swarovski.
Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 35 countries attest to Karim's legend of design. Karim's diversity affords him the ability to cross-pollinate ideas, materials, behaviors, aesthetics from one typology to the next, crossing boundaries and broadening consumer horizons.