Visionary and prolific, Karim Rashid is one of the most unique voices in design today. With more than 4000 designs in production, over 400 awards to his name, and client work in 47 countries, Karim’s ability to transcend typology continues to make him a force among designers of his generation. 

His award- winning designs include democratic objects such as the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh! Chair for Umbra, interiors for Naples University Metro Station, Radisson, NH Hotel Group, Temptation Resort, and exhibitions for Corian and Pepsi. 

Karim has collaborated with clients to create democratic design for Method and Dirt Devil, furniture for Artemide and BoConcept, brand identity for Citibank and Hugo Boss, high-tech products for Paul Mitchell and Samsung, and luxury goods for Veuve Clicquot and Issey Miyake, to name a few. 

Karim’s work is featured in 20 permanent collections and he exhibits art in galleries worldwide. Numerous awards and accolades including the American Prize for Design Lifetime Achievement award, Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, and Pentaward attest to Karim’s contribution to the world of design. He holds honorary doctorates from the Ontario college of Art & Design and Corcoran College of Art & Design. Karim is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences, globally disseminating the importance of design in everyday life. Karim has been featured in magazines including Time, NY Times, Esquire, GQ and countless more. 

His books include From the Beginning, Forma Edizioni (2014), Frame (2012), Sketch (2011), a monograph of 300 drawings and computer renderings of selected works, KarimSpace, Rizzoli (2009), Design Your Self, Harper Collins (2006), Evolution, Rizzoli (2004) and I Want to Change the World, Universe (2001). 

In his spare time Karim flirts with art, fashion, and music and is determined to creatively touch every aspect of our physical landscape. 

“Design touches all our 5 senses and evolves human behaviors. Design is our cultural shaper and design touches everyone’s lives.”


The collection revolves around celebrating the intersection of art, design, and sci-fi culture, with a nod to Karim's childhood days.

“My Artbots are three diverse characters inspired by my childhood when I was absolutely fascinated with science fiction films and novels. I hoped my best friend would be an expressive robotic figure that would allow my imagination to soar."

"ATLAS, QUENTIN, and ARLO. Each Artbot expresses a different mood, a different form, and a different communication of the movement towards robotic animated personas."