You may not realize it, but Karim Rashid has touched hundreds of brands with his talent and style. Brands include but not limited to Sony, Walt Disney, Coca-Cola, Babble, Normann, Foscarini, Cassina, Troika, HermanMiller, and Samsung. You can see Rashid’s creations in products by Giorgio Armani, Dirt Devil and the computer company ASUS. Pepsi claims designs from Karim, as does the car MINI. In fact, you cannot find an area where Karim Rashid has not had some influence on the design and packaging of a product.
Karim’s artistry can be seen in 20 permanent collections and exhibits in galleries worldwide. Rashid is a recurrent front-runner of the Red Dot award, I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, Annual Design Review, and the IDSA Industrial Design Excellence award.
He is a recurrent invitee to conferences discussing the meaning of design in mundane lives.
Karim Rashid has been rewarded with honorary doctorate degrees from the Ontario College of Art & Design or OCAD in 2006, the Pratt Institute in 2014, and the Corcoran College of Art & Design in 2005. He also received an honorary doctorate, Doctor of Laws, or honoris causa, in 2016 from Carleton University.
In 2012, BoConcept, a Danish designer and manufacturer, collaborated with Rashid to create the Ottawa Collection. This collection won the Red Dot Design Award. Earlier awards were the George Nelson Award in 1999 and the Canadian Designer of the Year award in 2001.
Not only does Karim Rashid work in “regular” design venues, but in 2010, Rashid won the Pentaward which is a worldwide packaging design awards competition. His silver award was won jointly by Box House and Karim Rashid Studio. Rashid is one of the first designers to receive the Pentaward for imaginative brilliance in designing packages.
Recently, in 2017, Karim won the Lawrence Israel Prize presented by the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.