Karim Rashid is a leading figure in the fields of product and interior design, fashion, furniture, lighting and art. Born in Cairo, Karim is half Egyptian and half English, and was raised in Canada. Now based in New York, he is best known for bringing design to the masses. Designing for an impressive array of clients from Umbra to Prada, Miyake to Serralunga and Melissa, Karim is radically changing the aesthetics of product design and the very nature of the consumer culture. To date he has had around 2000 objects put into production, is also involved in architecture and interiors, and runs his own retail shop in New York.