My Inspiration

I don’t think of my work as exclusive or elitist, I think of it as democratic yet luxurious, high designed while still friendly and accessible for everyone. I am here to democratize design, to make a better place for everyone, a more sensual, more comfortable, and more beautiful world for everyone. I want to free design. Everyday I live I believe that we could be living in an entirely different world one that is full of real contemporary inspiring objects, spaces, places, worlds, spirits, experiences. Design has been the cultural shape of our world from the start. We have designed systems, cities, industrialization-- we designed everything.

Now my real desire is to see people live in the modus of our time, to participate in contemporary world, and to release themselves from nostalgia, antiquated traditions, old rituals, and meaningless kitsch, and to be conscious and sensorial; attuned with this world in this moment. If human nature is to live in the past, then to change the world is to change human nature. I do this in all of my work whether it be space, interior, objects, products, or art. My work is about our human existence, contemporary technology, new human behaviors, social, political, and artistic agendas. I feel I must inspire. That is my goal.”

Karim Rashid