Orikami - Bench
The Orikami Series evokes a unique emotional response through its digitally inspired decorative motifs and movement.
Designer: Karim Rashid
Size: 60L x 18D x 18H in
Weight: 125 LBS
Color: Pink / Glossy (see color chart for more color options)
Materials: Powder Coated Aluminum
Use: Indoor / Outdoor
Includes: Anti-Theft Security Feet + Authentic Signature Medallion
Made in USA
Note: "Colors shown on images are simulations. For exact color specifications please click on our Color Chart and request a sample as noted"
-This is a "made to order" item. MTO
- Leadtimes are 10-12 Weeks.
-This item is non-cancelable / non-returnable
-This is a final sale item.
Please ensure you have the correct color code chosen when placing your order.
What was your inspiration?
I love meaningful decoration. Historically, decoration was used as a form of language, as well as a means of denoting the possibility of the human hand, the richness of craft, the workmanship of a period. With automation and the industrial revolution decoration was developed to carry on the spirit of the past, and a way of ‘humanizing’ industrial objects. Now in our new digital age we see new digitally inspired decorative language taking place. Once decoration spoke of ritual, religious iconography, or spiritual images - now I am interested in it speaking to us about our new spiritualism – the spirit of the digital and information age.
Why is it important for you to give back?
I want to give back to “Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS”. It is one of the country’s most proactive supporters of direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS. Merging care and commerce and design, since supporters of DIFFA come from all fields of fine design and the visual arts, including: architecture, fashion design, interior design, photography and consumer product design, I feel I can continue to make a contribution to a cause that also has made the world of design a more public subject.
clients over the years including Alessi, Umbra, Prada, Issey Miyake, and Method, Karim has infused consumer culture with his signature
To date Karim has had some 2500 objects put into production. Successes such as the Dirt Devil Kone, Umbra Garbo, and Method Home designs illustrate Karim’s ethos of affordable, democratic design for the masses. His language has graced all aspects of life from furniture to cosmetics, artwork to architecture. His award winning interior work includes the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and Semiramis hotel in Athens as well as many retail stores and restaurants world wide.
A perennial winner of the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review and Red Dot Award, Karim was honored early in his career with the prestigious Daimler Chrysler Design Award, and the Brooklyn Museum Young Designer of the Year Award. Recently he received the International Furnishings and Design Association Circle of Excellence Award for Industrial Design and Pratt Legend Award. His work is in the permanent collections of 15 Museums worldwide including MoMA and SFMoMA and he exhibits art in various galleries. Pulling from 10 years experience as an associate Professor of Industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design and Pratt Institute, Karim is now a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally.
Karim has published his guide to living ‘Design Your Self’ from Regan Books, ‘Digipop’, a digital exploration of computer graphics (Taschen 2005), a portfolio book published by Chronicle Books (2004), as well as two monographs titled ‘Evolution’ (Universe, 2004) and ‘I Want to Change the World’ (Rizzoli, 2001). He edited the International Design Yearbook 18 for Calmann and King in 2003 and released two CD’s on boutique label, Neverstop.
Botanist believes that design can make a difference.
Sales from the "Orikami" series benefit DIFFA.
Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is one of the country’s largest supporters of direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk. Merging care and commerce, supporters of DIFFA come from all fields of fine design and the visual arts, including: architecture, fashion design, interior design, photography and consumer product design.