“Visionary and prolific, Karim Rashid is one of the most unique voices in design today. With more than 4000 designs in production, nearly 300 awards to his name, and client work in over 40 countries, Karim’s ability to transcend typology continues to make him a force among designers of his generation.
Numerous awards and accolades attest to Karim’s contribution to the world of design. He is a perennial winner of the Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, Pentawards, and IDSA Industrial Design Excellence award. He holds Honorary Doctorates from Carlton University, Pratt Institute, OCAD in Toronto, British Institute of Interior Design, and Corcoran College of Art & Design. In his spare time Karim’s pluralistic practice flirts with art, fashion, and music and is determined to creatively touch every aspect of our physical and virtual landscape.”
„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.“
“The philosophy behind my projects is constant, the forms and conditions in which they manifest themselves change.
The goal of each of my project is actually to present itself as a true work of art, adorned by the same uniqueness and magical aura. Each building is created with the intention to provide its users with a unique sensory experience, intense moments that turn into indelible memories. An active and dynamic guide to surviving the dismal daily existence.
Therefore, I believe that my projects, despite the constantly varying conditions, contain clear signs and prominent features that make them significantly different from the multitude of existing traditional works.”
“The opus of my work is characterized by simple and clear lines in which it always strives to offer powerful and innovative solutions based on analytical and methodological processes.”
Meticulous care for customer's needs is a real trick of the craft: "A perfect project is created only when the customer and the designer fully share their thoughts."
Kristina Lugonja (1986) and Filip Havranek (1988) are industrial designers from Zagreb. They studied at the School of Design at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, and have been working together since 2012 in the field of industrial design. They also worked with local architects on interior design projects and have developed several self-initiated projects with local craftsmen. They have won numerous national and international awards, including two Red Dot Awards in 2015 for lighting design, as well as in the product design category for the Stable table produced by the Era Group.
“I would not like to hear, whether in the near or distant future, that the way I think, approach problem-solving and react have remained the same throughout time, because that would mean that I was not able to move forward with what I know.”
“The X concept is based on the elegant lines of the leg joint on dining room tables, chairs and dressers.
It is designed in accordance with ecological principles - solid wood treated with natural vegetable oils.
The finesse of the final creation emphasizes the elegant line of the entire series“