Time magazine has described him as the "most famous industrial designer in all the Americas". Over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 40 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design.
Karim’s work is featured in 20 permanent collections and he exhibits art in galleries worldwide. 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.
For Karim “Design is about the betterment of our lives poetically, aesthetically, experientially, and emotionally”. Rashid expresses his intentions as the “desire is to see people live in the modus of our time, to participate in the contemporary world, and to release themselves from nostalgia, antiquated traditions, old rituals, kitsch and the meaningless”
Karim Rashid designs include luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging.