|Karim Rashid (born September 18, 1960) is an industrial designer. He received a Bachelor in Industrial Design from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada in 1982 and completed his postgraduate studies in Italy. Rashid has created over 3000 designs, including projects ranging from interiors, fashion, furniture, lighting, art and music to installations. To date Karim has had some 2500 objects out into production. Successes such as the Dirt Devil Kone, Umbra Oarbo, and Method Home designs illustrate Karim's ethos of affordable, democratic design for the masses. Karim's language has graced all aspects of life from furniture to cosmetics, artwork to architecture. His award winning interior work includes the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and Semiramis hotel in Athens as well as many retail stores and restaurant worldwide.