Minimalissimo Meets Karim Rashid


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❝ Humans touch an average of 600 objects a day and the potential for them to help us or bring us joy is huge! The big challenge of design is to create something that, although accessible to all consumers, touches people’s lives and gives them some sense of elevated experience and pleasure and is original. Designers have the power to shape a better, smarter world, to simplify yet inspire every individual, to make well-made and beautiful products accessible to all.

Reblogged from om malik’s fine blog

One thought on “Minimalissimo Meets Karim Rashid

  1. Old Is New Again says:

    “Barwa” Chair, introduced 1947 (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum NYC) https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18678301/ “Designed as a streamlined update from Michael Thonet’s bentwood lounge chairs through Le Corbusier and Marcel Breuer’s metal versions of the 1920s and 1930s, the “Barwa” – a combination of designers Bartolucci and Waldheim’s names – became synonymous with postwar American leisure. The chair was aligned with an easy lifestyle in a 1949 ad titled “Revolution in Relaxation,” and again in a 1960s advertisement for Hilton Hotels in the Caribbean. Its bent aluminum frame allowed the sitter to rock back for feet-over-head reclining, seen as the epitome of healthful relaxation.”

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