Karim Rashid, born in 1960 in Cairo, Egypt, and raised in Canada, is a designer whose designs include furniture, lighting, interiors, brand identity and packaging. He has over 3000 designs in production, has received over 300 awards and works in over 40 countries.
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Pharrell Williams sits down with Karim Rashid and Kenny Scharf to talk about everything art and design in an episode of the Reserve Channel's ARTST TLK. They both discuss how their childhoods effected their work as artists, as well as their greatest influences as of today. Later, they discuss the role art and design play in their lives.
While in Toronto for the opening of Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture at the Bata Shoe Museum, Karim Rashid reveals to Azure the inspiration behind his exhibit design for the show and his thoughts on the power of a great shoe.