Born in Cairo to Egyptian and English parents, and raised in Canada, Karim Rashid (b. 1960) now resides in New York managing his private design studio. With over 3,000 objects put into production, he has branched out into architecture and interiors with the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and Semiramis Hotel in Athens. Rashid was an associate Professor of Industrial Design for 10 years and is now a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally. Rashid's award winning designs include the Garbo waste can and Oh Chair for Umbra, the bobble water bottle, and exhibitions for Deutsche Bank and Audi.