In terms of design output, Karim Rashid ranks among the very best of his generation.
Karim is a legendary figure in the field of design, having produced over three thousand unique concepts, garnering over three hundred honors, and having a network that spans more than thirty-five different nations.
Karim's talent lies in his multiplicity; he is able to blend ideas, materials, attitudes, and aesthetics from many typologies, thus expanding consumers' perspectives and breaking down barriers.
About twenty museums and art galleries all over the world have permanent displays of Karim's work.
Karim has won numerous design awards, including the Red Dot, the Chicago Athenaeum's Good Design Award, the IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award, and the I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review.
In addition to receiving an honorary degree from Corcoran College of Art & Design, he also received one from Ontario College of Art & Design. In 2008, Karim had his most extensive retrospective to date at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Recently, Karim organized a show called "Totally Rad: Karim Rashid Follows" at New York's Museum of Art and Design. Karim is a popular speaker at conferences and colleges all around the world, where he promotes the relevance of design in modern life.
Time, the Financial Times, the New York Times, Esquire, GQ, and many more prestigious publications have featured his work. Karim's most recent monograph, titled "KarimSpace," was released by Rizzoli in 2009, and it features 36 architectural interior designs.
Other books deal with Karim's concept of living such as 'Design Your Self' (Harper Collins, 2006), 'Digipop', a digital exploration of computers (Taschen, 2005), a compact portfolio published by Chronicle Books (2004), such as two monographs entitled 'Evolution' (Universe, 2004) and 'I Want to Change the World' (Rizzoli, 2001).
Karim's desire to artistically affect every part of our material world extends into his spare time, where it collides with his love of DJing, art, and fashion.