Karim Rashid (1960-) is one of the great contemporary design stars. Eclectic figure, great communicator and unmistakable character, prolific creator, he boasts of having created over 4,000 projects in the most diverse fields, from furniture to lighting and everyday objects. Rashid has also managed to impose on the market a bold and provocative, made of bright colours and bold rounded shapes, capable of playing with irony on the edge of kitsch. Born in Egypt, he grew up and completed his studies in Canada, and then spent a fruitful period in Italy where he worked in Rodolfo Bonetto's studio. In 1993 he opened a studio in New York and began to collaborate with important American companies aimed at the general public such as Ubra or Target, with the mission of making products accessible to all in line with the latest design trends. However, this does not prevent him from setting up collaborations with even more elite realities: a great fashion lover, he has worked for Armani, Kenzo and Tommy Hilfiger. Many of his products are present in the catalogues of Italian brands such as Casamania, Artemide, B-Line, Gufram, FontanaArte, Martinelli Luce, Riva 1920, Talenti and many others.