Karim Rashid is a leading figure in the fields of product and interior design, fashion, furniture, lighting and art. Born in Cairo, half Egyptian, half English, and raised in Canada, Karim now practices in New York. He is best known for bringing his democratic design sensibility to the masses. To date he has had some 3000 objects put into production, has won more than 300 desin awards, and workd n over 40 countries. His work is in the permanent collections of 20 Museums worldwide including MOMA and SFMOMA and he exhibits art in various galleries. Karim was an associate Professor of Industrial Design for 10 years and is now a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally.