Famous designer Karim Rashid visits Baku

By Laman Ismayilova

Boulevard Baku Hotel held a meeting with Karim Rashid, one of the most prolific designers of his generation, Trend Life reports.

He is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences. This time, the world-famous designer held a master-class in Baku.

A spectacular event was organized by "House and interior" magazine, which informs readers about the variety and luxury of classic and modern styles.

The event was attended by the leading architects and designers of Azerbaijan, as well as the top architectural and design firms.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Director of "House and interior" magazine, Igor Parubsky expressed his appreciation for the assistance in organization of the project in Baku.

Then the floor was given to Karim, the "guru" of modern fashion industry.

"I am grateful to have been invited to Azerbaijan. It’s 127th country that I have visited. Unfortunately, I won't be able to see a great part of Baku, but from what I have seen I can say exactly that Baku is a modern city which inspires me", Karim said.

Later, the desgined spoke about his creations and the design.

"The design includes objects that we use every day. Through objects you can learn a lot about our history and to determine what technology was used to manufacture these objects," he added.

During the master-class, the renowned designer shared with the audience his thoughts about the design in the digital era.

Karim Rashid was born in Cairo, Egypt, to an Egyptian father and English mother and raised in Canada. He received a Bachelor of Industrial Design in 1982 from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Rashid is the author of around 3,000 development projects in the design of furniture, tableware, fashion accessories, packaging, accessories, lighting and interiors, installations and other architectural projects.

The award-winning industrial designer’s works are featured in many permanent collections and art in galleries, including Museum of Modern Art ( New-York), Musee des Arts Decoratifs (Montreal) , Tokyo Gas and Groningen Museum (the Netherladns).

He has appeared in well-known magazines such as Time, Financial Times, NY Times, Esquire, GQ etc.

His style is best described as sensual minimalism. His ideas are techno-organic and info-aesthetic. They combine natural soft lines with convenient solutions.

Media partners of the event are Trend, Day.az, Milli.az and Azernews.az.

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