Karim Rashid (1960) is an Egyptian-born and Canadian-raised industrial designer. His designs include luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging. Time magazine has described him as the "most famous industrial designer in all the Americas" and the "Prince of Plastic". He is based in New York City, as well as Belgrade, Miami and Mexico.
Rashid received a Bachelor of Industrial Design in 1982 from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He pursued graduate design studies in Naples, Italy, with Ettore Sottsass. He then moved to Milan for one year and worked at the Rodolfo Bonetto Studio.
Rashid went on to work with KAN Industrial Designers in Canada for 7 years, where he created x-ray equipment. From 1985 until 1991, he co-founded and designed the Babel Fashion Collection and North. In 1993 Rashid opened his own private design studio in New York City.