Karim Rashid, one of the most prolific designers of his generation, will be taking centre stage at this year’s May Design Series, taking place from 19th-21st May 2013 at ExCeL London. Karim will host a keynote session within the Conversation Series programme, and then take to the decks to DJ at the late-night opening on Monday 20th.
With a career spanning over 20 years, Karim has already celebrated a huge amount of success including over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and numerous projects undertaken on a global basis. His belief that design shapes our daily lives and our future will be at the heart of his talk as part of the Conversation Series during the show.
"We are very excited about welcoming Karim to the launch of the May Design Series as he represents our aims to achieve an event with a strong design ethos that spans all sectors"
Karim has worked with brands across every sector including Artemide, Axo Light, BoConcept, Cappellini, Dupont, Herman Miller, Magis, Scavolini and Zanotta, as well as restaurant, hotel and museum projects including the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
He also has a great love of music, and is a DJ in his spare time. On Monday 20th May, the event is open until 8pm, and Karim will provide the musical entertainment during the final hours of the show. Musicity, which has commissioned recording artists to compose original music in response to an aspect of the city that inspires them, will also be entertaining visitors during the evening.
Musicity will host a talk on how sonic design can be used to transform interaction with a building or interior, and will then lead on to DJ and host live performances demonstrating its inspirational music. Musicity will also compose a unique piece of music, inspired by the show, that will be available to download during the event.
Andrew Vaughan, brand director for May Design Series, says: “We are very excited about welcoming Karim to the launch of the May Design Series as he represents our aims to achieve an event with a strong design ethos that spans all sectors. Having both Karim and Musicity involved in creating a unique sensory experience on the Monday night will be a great opportunity for both our visitors and exhibitors to network, socialise and have some fun!”
To register for a ticket to the May Design Series – which includes co-located events kbb LDN, The Arc Show, Interiors LDN and DX, click here.