by Karim Rashid
KOSE. BLOB-SHAPED & CONNECTED WITH THE NOW.
Stackable, lightweight and truly different, KOSE’s curvy aspect embodies all of Karim’s most recognizable design language, while the powder-coated aluminium, with perforated surfaces, adds the Maiori trademark feel.
In Karim’s words; “KOSE more than lives up to its name. A stacking café armchair that addresses the needs of both indoor and outdoor use, the chair is lightweight, comfortable, and durable against the elements. It boasts unique blob-shaped perforations in its powder-coated aluminium form, allowing for water to flow through the chair rather than accumulate. Kose strikes an iconic, minimal silhouette, serving elegance while remaining affordable. Simultaneously embodying firmness and flexibility, Kose represents the NOW”
Kose embodies human qualities like emotion, usability, humour, positive energy, and proud spirit that are so often missing from design. Maiori x Karim are proposing a stacking café armchair that is lightweight and current. Kose tables, with collapsible table-tops blob-shaped perforations.
Kose will be available from June. The armchair will retail from 450 USD while the tables will start from 600 USD.
Time magazine has described him as the "most famous industrial designer in all the Americas". Over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 40 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design.
Karim’s work is featured in 20 permanent collections and he exhibits art in galleries worldwide. Karim is a perennial winner of the Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, I. D. Magazine Annual Design Review, IDSA Industrial Design Excellence award.
For Karim “Design is about the betterment of our lives poetically, aesthetically, experientially, sensorially, and emotionally”. Rashid expresses his intentions as the “desire is to see people live in the modus of our time, to participate in the contemporary world, and to release themselves from nostalgia, antiquated traditions, old rituals, kitsch and the meaningless”
Karim Rashid designs include luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging.
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