Karim Rashid Collection By Venetian Gold
SALONE DEL MOBILE 2018, Milan
| Graphic Design | Book Collection|
Visionary and prolific, Karim Rashid is one of the most unique voices in design today. With more than 4000 designs in production, nearly 300 awards to his name, and client work in over 40 countries, Karim’s ability to transcend typology continues to make him a force among designers of his generation.
“Marble is a beautiful, natural, organic material with amazing properties and richness but we also tend to see it as a material of the past. In the new data-driven age we can sculpt and shape marble with new technologies to create sculpture that was once only possible by hand. Venetian Gold has these capabilities, craftsmanship and know-how to produce some sculptures and forms that I created to make the marble have a presence and regality. I shaped these organic, fluid, liquid-like objects to directly address the time we live in. Creating inspiring objects is what drives me, and the opportunity to bring this collection to life, bringing the best out of the material and the design is really thrilling.”
About the collection
The Venetian Gold marble furniture collection is what happens when metamorphic meets biomorphic. Comprising of a chaise, table, chair, table lamp, floor lamp, stool, stool table, and two sculptural busts, the collection boasts dynamic fluidity and visual texture. The natural texture on surface of the smooth marble perfectly complements the organic forms of the furniture. Each piece possesses eye-catching characteristics. Abstract yet functional, the Venetian Gold collection is a harmonious fusion of traditional and contemporary.