Karim Rashid is a leading figure in the fields of product and interior design, fashion, furniture, lighting and art. Born in Cairo, half Egyptian and half English, and raised in Canada, Karim now practices in New York. He is best known for bringing his democratic design sensibility to the masses. He designed for an impressive array of clients from Umbra to Prada, Artemide and Magis and also high tech products for Lacie and Samsung. To date he has had some 3,000 objects put into production and he has successfully entered the realm of architecture and interiors. Karim has published various monographs and the last one, “KarimSpace”, published by Rizzoli in 2009, it features architecture and interior design projects.