Karim Rashid Explores "Design in the Digital Age"
Karim Rashid, IDSA member and former International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) winner, joins CNN Style this month as a guest editor, commissioning multi-media stories on “Design in the Digital Age. "
Rashid kicked off the month with an essay on the future of design in the digital age, and a Q & A video. Both can be seen here.
“From floors to furniture design, wallpaper and packaging, from interiors and architecture to fashion, the digital age is impacting design like never before,” says Rashid. “My agenda is to visually create these changes, to recognize the existence, and to make the physical world as beautiful and savvy as the digital…. Throughout my many design projects I strive to reflect and embrace this digital age, be it a production method, a new material, a product, a space, a building, a city, or a new way of living.”
Rashid designs high-tech products; luxury goods; furniture; lighting; surface design; brand identity; and packaging. He’s also designed exhibitions—and hotel and restaurant interiors. Rashid’s work is featured in 20 permanent collections and in art galleries worldwide. He holds honorary doctorates from OCAD University (formerly known as the Ontario College of Art and Design) and Corcoran College of Art & Design. Rashid has been featured in Time, Vogue, Esquire and GQ, and written several books.