- Presented by: Abet Laminati –
Raised in Canada, Karim studied at Carleton University and graduated with a bachelor of industrial design in 1982. He completed graduate studies in Milan and Naples, under Ettore Sottsass and in the Rodolfo Bonetto studio. After working for seven years in Canada, Rashid opened his own studio in New York City in 1993 and now manages offices in China.
Shops, restaurants, hotels, furniture, accessories, high-tech products, luxury products … His work extends to all areas of design.
His award winning designs include luxury goods for Veuve Clicquot, and Alessi, democratic products for Umbra, Bobble, and 3M, furniture for Bonaldo, BoConcept and and recently for the Quebec manufacturer Huppé, lighting for Artemide, surface design for Abet Laminati, brand identity for Citibank and Sony Ericsson and packaging for Method, Kenzo and Hugo Boss.
Karim Rashid is as comfortable when it comes to mass production of everyday objects that when it comes to luxury and limited editions.
Come see this icon of design!
The implications of Karim Rashid at SIDIM
Throughout the show, discover its projects at the Agora of design in the Carrefour International.
THURSDAY MAY 21
5:00pm to 6:15pm Karim Rashid will be the keynote speaker of the 27th edition of SIDIM and will present “THE FUTURE OF DESIGN”
6:30pm to 8:30pm : After the exhibition has closed, Place Bonaventure will vibrate to the rhythm of our international guest DJ and designer, Karim Rashid … the program of “VIP Party”: Cocktails, networking, music and sensory experience!
9:00pm : Extend your evening with Karim during the after party at the restaurant dinner (place to come)
FRIDAY MAY 22
10:30am to 11:30am : Karim meets with the visitors and the press.
For 10 years, Karim Rashid has taught industrial design at universities in Canada and the United States. Since then, he participated in many conferences in this field. We are therefore pleased to welcome him as Keynote speaker this year.
Register for the VIP Evening
THE FUTURE OF DESIGN, by Karim Rashid
May 21, from 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Cost: $150 includes a ticket for the “Soirée VIP” with Karim Rashid as guest DJ
In the world where consumers are perpetually interested in being stimulated, everything needs to be designed. Karim Rashid sees the future with all the aesthetic disciplines fuse together to increase our lives. He brings human needs and desires to companies, without this, brands won’t survive in our highly competitive global shrinking market place.
• Understand how the world demands a perpetual care;
• Understand how all disciplines will need to be identified and designed in a future where everything merges;
• Demonstration of that the brands can survive in this global highly competitive market place.
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