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Karim Rashid

The Future of Design

Karim rashid

Thursday, March 30, 2017
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Open to the public
Free of charge

Karim Rashids cre­ativ­ity finds form in com­mer­cial prod­uct design, hos­pi­tal­ity and retail design, pack­ag­ing, inte­ri­ors, archi­tec­ture, and con­tem­po­rary art. With over 4,000 designs in pro­duc­tion — rang­ing from high-end Pepsi bot­tles to the façade of New York high-rises — Rashid’s mas­sive inter­na­tional client ros­ter includes Alessi, Veuve Clic­quot, Umbra, Bob­ble, 3M, Method, Eos, Bonaldo, Audi, and Citibank. Rashid’s visual art is fea­tured in 20 per­ma­nent col­lec­tions in art insti­tu­tions world­wide, includ­ing the Brook­lyn Museum of Art, MoMA, and The Cen­ter Pom­pi­dou. His philo­soph­i­cal refusal of a typo­log­i­cal cre­ative iden­tity has con­tributed to his rep­u­ta­tion as a cul­ture-maker, thought-leader, and pro­po­nent of the impor­tance of design in every­day life.

Rashid is a peren­nial win­ner of the Red Dot Award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, Pentawards, and IDSA Indus­trial Design Excel­lence award. He received a Bach­e­lor of Indus­trial Design in 1982 from Car­leton Uni­ver­sity. Karim’s 2015 mono­graph, XX (Design Media Pub­lish­ing), fea­tures 400 pages of work selected from the last 20 years.

Sup­ported by the Detroit Cre­ative Cor­ri­dor Cen­ter, stew­ards of the UNESCO City of Design designation.

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