‘Float’ sofa by Karim Rashid for Sancal
The prolific, award-winning Egyptian-born designer Karim Rashid has realised this bold, geometric sofa for the Spanish sofa specialists Sancal. Called ‘Float’, the proportionally top-heavy design is supported by delicate wooden legs and each of the sofa’s components, such as; arms, seat, back and headrest, can be modified and upholstered in a fabric of choice. Launched earlier this year, the sofa is available in three different sizes and is part of Sancal’s ‘Flash Collection‘ which also includes pieces by Luis Eslava, Rafa Garcia and Juan Ibáñez. (more…)
'Kairo' by Karim Rashid
At this year´s Salone del Mobile the Italian manufacturer Riva 1920 created a surprise with a range of massive solid wood monoliths made of giant trunks of cedar wood. Karim Rashid managed to handle the compactness of the material and created the rather delicate armchair ‘Kairo’.
Reflecting on the experience of designing KAIRO, Karim Rashid says: “When I designed the KAIRO chair for RIVA 1920 I was guided by the woodworking process itself used to produce a piece of furniture from a simple block of wood, with the objective of removing the least quantity of wood possible from the trunk.
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