Renowned industrial designer Karim Rashid designed the Karan kitchen for Rastelli
Karim Rashid (born in Cairo, September 18th 1960) is a Canadian industrial designer. He received a bachelor of industrial Design in 1982 from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He pursued graduate design studies in Italy. Rashid created more than 2000 designs and models, including projects for interiors, fashion, furniture, lighting, light and music to installations. In 1993 he opened his design practice in New York City, where he continues to live.
In Italy he also designed the interiors for the University Line 1 Metro Station, unique model in our country of union between art and urban mobility. His work is in the permanent collections of fourteen museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Rashid was an associate Professor of Industrial Design for10 years and is now a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally. About our company he says: “I feel very lucky to work with a company that wants to push itself beyond the boundaries”.
“The kitchen is the heart of the home. With that in mind, I took what is often a banal archetype of kitchenware and turn it into an elegant communal experience”. The concept revolves around an open pedestal island. The tapered curve of the island invites friends and family to pull up a seat.
Both faucet and LED light retract into the counter creating a flush surface. The easy addition of multi-purpose cutting board over the sink creates a solid dining space. Soft curves continue on the wall unit. A rounded cutout creates a cooking and prep area. The inset back-lit mirror is edged by ambient lighting LEDs.
Channel opening cabinets hide refrigerator, oven and pantry storage. The use of glass, in matt or glossy finish, for doors, as well as the ceramic, helps to make a model which is already original and recognizable even more exclusive.
The kitchen is in matt gray finish, glass doors with aluminum frame. New tall units with metal doors, micro punched finish: the kitchen island with satin white glass doors. The countertop in HI-MACS® alpine white, thickness 3 cm.