Saturday, 30 November 2013

Karim Rashid Event- Launch party

We had a busy Thursday...lots of food (Brazilian, Canadian, Mexican, Vegan), great drinks (thanks for Vitor's lovely caipirinha) and wonderful people gathered that night to celebrate the arrival of Karim Rashid's new dinnerware!

So far it has been a success! The unique touches created by Karim into the pieces is just inspiring...being able to make something so different yet with fine techniques and shapes is mind blowing!

Thanks to all our clients, friends, partners and media to support this! We love you all!

Check out the pictures of the party:

Brazilian Moringa Globs- created by Karim Rashid

 Shanghai 1930's street- created by Mr. Zhao's School of Art- also highlighted at the party

My great friend Cindy was at the party

Our friends having tons of fun!

Daniela and Annie- Karim's Crystal

Local artist Matt LeBlanc showing his beautiful reclaimed wood work!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Karim Rashid Dinner Ware Collection is in da house!!!

Hello my beloved friends!

I am so excited with our new products that I just decided to put everything on hold and write to you! We have just received our dinnerware collection designed by Karim Rashid!

I am pretty sure you guys all know him, but for those who don’t, Karim Rashid is an acclaimed designer that has a mixed culture background and is considered one of the most prolific designers of his generation.
Time magazine has described him as the "most famous industrial designer in all the Americas” and he has created over 3000 products and won over 300 awards worldwide!

Karim Rachid believes in a more holistic approach to design and states that well-designed objects can add beauty and reflect the lives of those who use them. For him there’s no real distinction between high and low design since his goal is always to provide a quality experience to the users of the objects. What a visionary right?

According to his bio, Karim's work is featured in 20 permanent collections and he exhibits art in galleries worldwide. He has won several times the Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, IDSA Industrial Design Excellence award and many other awards.

A super cool thing about him is that he’s always a guest lecturer at universities and conferences and he takes up these opportunities to spread his more democratic views on design and its importance in everyday life. He holds Honorary Doctorates from the OCAD, Toronto and Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington. Karim has been featured in magazines and books including Time, Vogue, Esquire, GQ, Wallpaper, and countless more.

WOW, the man does not stop and I LOVE it!

One of his most recent partnerships was with a porcelain factory in Brazil, certainly one of the most traditional porcelain ware handcrafters in the world – Oxford Porcelanas! And the good news is that we have exclusive distribution rights in North America! Do I need to say how amazing this is?!

Well, you can buy it online or come to our store, where you can see, touch and be amazed by his innovative and beautiful to death ceramic dinner ware and crystal lines!!!

See you soon!

Beloved CEO