Live in a world of real contemporary beauty
Karim Rashid is an outstanding talent. His award winning designs include luxury goods for Veuve Clicquot and Alessi, products for Umbra and 3M, furniture for Bonaldo and Vondom, lighting for Artemide and Fabbian, high tech products for Asus and Samsung, brand identity for Citibank and Sony Ericsson, as well as packaging for Paris Baguette and Hugo Boss. And Karim’s touch expands beyond products to world famous interiors such as the Morimoto Restaurant in Philadelphia, the Semiramis Hotel in Athens and the nhow Hotel in Berlin. He has even produced exhibition designs for businesses such as Deutsche Bank and Audi.
Every business should be completely concerned with beauty – it is, after all, a collective human need
Now you can bring his fabulous surface designs to your own walls with his personalised range from Marburg. The Karim Rashid Collection is an intoxicating fusion of retro pop art and organic 70s geometric shapes, delivered with a fresh and engaging burst of ultra modern design. The colour palette spans hypnotic mauves, soothing limes, regal blacks and bling bling golds. The designs leap from the walls and include a floating mass of lava lamp style blobs, a psychedelic overlay of spinning hexagons and a shimmering repeat pattern of geometric shapes gliding up the wall like a procession of runaway submarine propellers.
Karim believes that modern poetic design is based on several complex criteria: human experience, social behaviours, global economic and political issues, physical and mental interaction, form, vision and a hungry desire for contemporary culture. Manufacturing is based on another collective group of criteria: capital investment, market share, production capabilities, growth, distribution, maintenance, service, performance, quality, ecological issues and sustainability. The combination of these factors shape our objects, inform our forms, our physical space, visual culture and our contemporary human experience.
Design is not about solving problems, but about a rigorous beautification of our built environments
Karim’s real desire is to see people live in the modus of our time, to participate in the contemporary world and to release themselves from antiquated traditions, old rituals, kitsch and the meaningless. He believes that we should be fully attuned to life in this moment, so that we can inhabit a world full of inspiring contemporary objects, spaces, places, spirits and experiences. Now that he has produced a range of wonderful wall designs in collaboration with Marburg, inspired interior designers everywhere can embrace his philosophy and live in a world of true modern beauty. Explore his vision, give us a call today on (03) 9335 6711 or explore the collection further here.