Karim Rashid joins the group of Lapponia designers as a Guest Designer in spring 2019, with the launch of his first jewelry collection for the brand starting today.
Rashid is one of the bestknown and most prolific designers of his generation. Over 4000 designs in production, over 400 awards and working in over 35 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design. Half English, half Egyptian, Karim was born in Cairo in 1960. He was raised in Canada and has lived in NYC for the last 25 years.
During his career he has explored numerous fields of design, from small everyday objects to grand interiors. His award-winning designs include luxury goods, democratic products, furniture, lighting, high tech products, brand identity and packaging. Brands and compa-nies Karim has co-operated with include Veuve Clicquot, Alessi, Citibank, Samsung and Hugo Boss, to name but a few. He also holds many honorary doctorate degrees from many universities and is a frequent lecturer at conferences, speaking about the importance of design in everyday life.
Lapponia is a manifestation of strong artistic vision, combined with skillful Finnish craftsmanship. Inspired by nature, the revolutionary Lapponia designs have brought joy to the world for over 50 years.
“I envision jewelry as an extension of oneself; a sculptural expression of the human imagination and its place in the natural world”, says Karim.