Wednesday, April 11, 2012

As a blogger, there are many invites to attend Media Previews for retailers etc. which I can’t always attend. When I received one recently to hear Karim Rashid speak about his new dining collection for BoConcept, I couldn’t pass it up.  Karim is a legend in the world of design with over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 35 countries. He was raised in Canada, and is now based in New York with an office in Amsterdam.


The Ottawa collection is named as an homage to his Ottawa roots – he obtained his undergrad from Carleton U.  The dining chairs are a quirky leaf shape and the table can easily expand to seat 10. Modern, sleek and fun!


The undulating waves acting as drawer handles give the sideboard presence and fits with Karim’s description of the collection as sensual and human.

The collection includes a few accessories including these coffee cups and saucers with painted images. One of them sports the same symbols that Karim has tattooed on his body – his own personal language!


You can see the entire collection and view short video clips of Karim talking about the creation of the pieces here.

Although I detest getting my photo taken (really, truly), here are a few snaps from the event (in which I look OK!):


Have a wonderful week!

(If you require design/decorating advice, please contact me at vanessa(at)vanessafrancis(dot)com.)


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