Thursday, October 30, 2008 / 7 PM / Joslyn Art Museum Witherspoon Concert Hall
DEMOCRATIC DESIGN SENSIBILITY TO THE MASSES
JFK > OMA: MIXED-MEDIA DESIGNER A leading figure in the fields of product, interior, fashion, furniture, lighting design 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. Designing for an impressive array of clients from Alessi to Dirt Devil, Umbra to Prada, Miyake to Method, Karim is radically changing the aesthetics of product design and the very nature of the consumer culture. He has had some 2500 objects put into production to date.