RAIC International Prize

Karim Rashid headlines IDS Vancouver

Monday, June 25, 2018

Karim Rashid, famed industrial designer and prolific visionary, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Interior Design Show Vancouver (IDS Vancouver). He will be speaking on the Caesarstone Stage on Sunday, September 23.

With more than 4,000 designs in production, nearly 300 awards to his name, and client work in 40 countries, Karim’s ability to transcend typography and dedication to democratizing design make him one of the most unique voices in his field today. In collaboration with BoConcept and IDS Vancouver, Karim has designed a limited-edition tote, available exclusively to the first 2,000 visitors of the fair each day (September 20-23).

The week-long design fair kicks off on Tuesday, September 18 with a series of offsite events running until Sunday, September 23. Among the offsite series is the return of THE MIX: West Coast Best Coast, a unique program that includes displays, installations and talks both onsite at the fair and off. Presented in partnership with the LA Design Festival and Design Milk, the program has paired two relevant, leading Los Angeles-based designers, Leah Ring (Another Human) and Bari Ziperstein (BZIPPY & CO.), with two celebrated, contemporary Vancouver designers, Riley McFerrin (Hinterland Design) and Ben Barber (Ben Barber Studio).

Entering its 14th year, IDS Vancouver will also be releasing its first published book, Currents: Contemporary Pacific Northwest Design, making it the first design book focused on the Pacific Northwest region. Curated by IDS Director, Jody Phillips, and published by New Heroes & Pioneers, Currents: Contemporary Pacific Northwest Design explores the design boom in the area, the similarities and differences in fundamental principles within the creative field, and over 40 remarkable makers behind this hotbed of design.

Designed by Daniel Zachrisson and featuring contributions from ANDlight, Base Modern, fruitsuper, John Hogan, molo, Studio Gorm, and more – Currents navigates the landscape and settings which inspire this area. The book is available for pre-order to pick up at the fair.

All presentations and exhibits will be available for viewing onsite at the Vancouver Convention Centre West or offsite at various designers’ studios from September 18 to 23. More information at IDS Vancouver.

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