Born, 1960, Cairo, Egypt

Lives and work in New York







 Drift - Crossed gazes between design and contemporary art Gas Natural Fenosa      Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) A Coruña, Spain

O Oco, or VagoGaleria Luisa StrinaSão Paulo, Brazil




“Karim Rashid: Design Your Self Retrospective”, Artcenter IDA, South Korea

“Kasa Karim”, Tortona.15, Italy




“Karim Rashid Prints”, Artbox, USA

“Digital Nature”, Abet Laminati, Italy

“Pepsi Mixiture”, PepsiCo, USA

“Trisaik”, Mosaico Digitale, Italy

“Tech-né-color”, Sandra Gering Inc, NY




"Karim Rashid + Crated", Pop Up Gallery, New York

“Summer Art Festival 2014”, Kateshin Gallery & Waterfall Mansion, New York 




“, La selection contemporaine art et design”, Paris
“Karim New York 2013”, Hotel Americano, New York




20 x 12, Gering & Lopez Gallery, New York




Neue Masche – Gestrickt, gestickt und anders, Buseum Bellerive, Zurich

KARIMODWORKS, Retrospective, MOD, Moscow

Effetto Acciaio, Edizioni Galleria Colombiari, Milan

Karim Sampler: Last 15 Years, Triennale, Milan

International LED Festival, Milan




Unplanned Brutalism         , Vintage 20, New York

Karim Rashid New York, Spoke Club, Toronto

Edizioni Galleria Colombiari, London

Technorganic, Claremont

Blobular World, Galeria Arte em Dobro, Rio de Janeiro




BLOBULAR WORLD Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Canada

BLOBULAR WORLD Galería Luisa Strina. Sao Paulo, Brasil

Totally Rad: Karim Rashid does Radiations, Museum of Arts & Design, New York

Reinventing Ritual: Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life – The Jewish
Museum of New York, New York

Avantguardie? Opere uniche di Art-Design, One Piece Art, Rome




Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sáo Paulo, Brazil

Art and Design in a Global World, Retrostpective, Sao Paolo

From 15 minutes into the Future, Retrospective, Domoteca Design, Warshaw

Kasa Digitalia, Triennale, Milan

Eliptik, Light Lounge, Milan

Second Skin, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico

Bloblove, Elga Wimmer Galley, New York

Sex in Design/ Design in Sex, Museum of Sex, New York




Galería Leyendecker, Tenerife

Karim Retrospective, OCAD, Toronto

Hotel Show, Dubai

Plastic Blobular Worlds, Gallery Hotel, Singapore

Design on Stage, Triennale Museum, MilanScenes and Traces, From the Collection Design, photography & video, Stedelijk
Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam




Roma Design Plus Kairotic paintings, via del Commercio 13, Roma, Italy

Price Tower Arts Center, Bartlesville, OK

Karim's latest designs and prototype retrospective, Denizen Gallery, Culver City, CA

M Modern Gallery Palm Springs, CA 6-8pm

"Kairotics" Townhouse Gallery Cairo, Egypt




Safe: Design Takes On Risk MoMA, NYC

Tatinsian Gallery Moscow, Russia

Galería Leyendecker, Tenerife, Spain

Albright Knox Extreme abstraction

Touch me V & A Museum, UK

Micro Action Design Fun, Karim Rashid New Works 2005, Sandra Gering Gallery, NYC

Gaia & Gino "Turkish scape with Karim Rashid" MaxMara SoHo, NYC

Karim Rashid Milan Furniture Fair, Via Marco Polo 4, 1pm-9pm

GET OFF, Museum of Sex, New York, NY




MULTINATlONAL DESIGNERS IN NY, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea




IMAGOLOGOS, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY

KREEM, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

TURBOSCAPE, Capellini, Superstudio, Milan Italy

IDEAL HOUSE, Cologne Fair, Cologne, Germany






WHA T IS DESIGN TODAY?, The Design Center, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia PA


Sandra Gering Art Gallery, New York, NY

"HABITAT: CANADIAN DESIGN NOW' Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

SITTING PRETTY Belsay Hall, Northumberland, England

"SKIN: SURFACE, SUBSTANCE & DESIGN' Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, NY

GRID TO BLOB Roberto Giustini Gallery,Milan ITALY

INTERNA TlONAL GLASS VESSELS Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery Louisville, Kentucky

MOOD RIVER Wexner Center for the Arts, Colombus, Ohio

US DESIGN Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

MATERIAL MA TTERS Red Gallery, Savannah, Georgia




STRATASCAPE Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pa

"I Want To Change the World" EXHIBITION at ModernbookiGallery1 060 in Los Angeles, Ca

"DESIGNERS AT WORK: A VISUAL JOURNAL" Pratt University Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY

ORGANOMICS Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas

EXHIBITION at United Arrows Harajuku Annex 2F in Japan.

VITAL FORMS at Brooklyn Museum of Art Brooklyn, NY

ORGY SOFA at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in NYC.

SURFACESCAPE at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, Italy

PLOB, Capp St. Gallery, San Francisco, CA

MOMO 100 Pink/Pleasurscape, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

FURNITURISM Totem Gallery, New York, NY


010101, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA




Mutter und Kind, Versteigerung Zu Gunsten Der Aktion, Germany

PLEASURETRONICS, Sandra Gering Gallery, NYC

INTERIOR BIENALLE, MOMO 100 Kortrjik, Belgium

DESIGN MATTERS, MoCA Showcases, North Miami Florida

Der neue Schmann-Flugel, Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg Germany.

World Design City Gifu "NEW YORK 10 DESIGNERS", NYC

THE ART OF THE CHAIR (group show) Oh Chair

Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College,

NEW AMERICAN LANDSCAPE Deitch Projects Solo Exhibition.

DESIGN CUL TURE NOW, NATlONAL DESIGN TRILENIUM Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, NY




SALON OF THE 21sT CENTURY (group show) John Weber Gallery, New York, NY Philadelphia Museum of Art, Collab Award exhibition, Philadelphia

PURE RASHID Inside Gallery, Toronto, Canada..

5 SENSESI BLOBJECTS Sandra Gering Gallery, Solo Show,

TRI-SPECTA TABLES Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio.

NEW UMBRA PRODUCTS (group show) Totem Gallery, NYC.




DECOLA VITA (solo show) Idee Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. 10 furniture proposals

YOUND DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD Modernism Show. Seventh Regiment Armory, NYC..

PURE RASHID Totem Gallery, NYC..

RECENT WORKS Totem Gallery, NYC. including 16 pieces of furniture and house ware.

Virtu 11, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Canada. Arp stools, Garbo Waste can.

4 CANADIAN DESIGNERS FOR UMBRA Toronto Design Exchange, Toronto, Canada..




GOOD Design Exhibition, Garbo Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Design and Architecture, Chicago, IL.

ECTACY OF THE UNNA TURAL (solo show) 28 furnishing prototypes. Idee Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

Christie's Auction for Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York. Table Design, 10 Nambe Vases.




Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. 'Faculty Focus: Art and Design', Garbo.

Toronto Design Exchange, Canada. Virtu Retrospective. Pilgrim Chair, Kissing Salt&Pepper, Arp Chair.

Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Design and Architecture, Chicago, IL. GOOD Design Exhibition, Nambe Salt&Pepper Mills





Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Design and Architecture, Chicago, IL. GOOD Design Exhibition and Permanent Collection, Nambe Studio Collection 1 (30 objects), 6 Abaxial Clocks (all versions).

Gallery 91, NYC. 'Transparency'. Flex Bowls.

Museum of Modern Art, NY; Tokyo Gas Gallery, Tokyo; Taipei, Taiwan. Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design,





Third Order of Nature, Tokyo, Japan. 'Digital Nature Installation.'

Gallery 91, NYC. Office DeskTop Accessories, Office Clocks.

Virtu 8, Toronto, Montreal, and Calgary. Couch Lamp and Pepper Mills.

British Design Museum, London, England. 'Innovative chairs'. Arp stacking chair.

1993  British Design Museum, London, England. Permanent Collection, Abaxial Clocks.

Virtu 7, Toronto, Canada. Coffee Table and Mantle Clocks.

Design Center, Toronto, Canada. 3 furniture prototypes. 1992

Lamp & Chair 1992, Portland, OR. 3 pieces of furniture.

Gallery of Functional Art, Loa Angeles, CA. New Lighting, 3 Lamps.

Gallery 91, NYC. 'Cheap Design'.

Gallery of Functional Art, Los Angeles, CA. Architects' Art, 6 objects




Levison-Kane Gallery, Boston, MA. 10 Canadian Designers. Vanity.

Nolte Showroom, NYC. Six Furniture proposals.

Design Museum, London, England. 2 lamps.




Virtu 5, Toronto, Montreal, Hong Kong. Vanity.




Gallery 76, Toronto; NSCAD Gallery, Halifax; Emily Carr Gallery, Vancouver. 'Theory & Practice: Karim Rashid, Hani Rashid.' 5 Furniture proposals.

Virtu 4, Toronto, Montreal, and Taiwan. Chair.

Steelcase Design Center, NYC and 13 other US cities. '30 Under 30'.

Axis gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Portfolio Works.




Powerplant Art gallery, Toronto, Canada. Art and the Industries. Design of Laser measuring device.




Virtu 2, Toronto, and Montreal. Lamp.

McDougal Gallery, Minister of Culture, Toronto. 'Creative Sparks'. Portable computer and cargo examination system