Sunday, October 28
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (postponed due to hurricane)
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

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$30 after Oct 25

Purchasing a ticket for this program entitles you to complimentary access to the Exhibition Hall.

Creator of more than 3,000 designs for furniture, lighting, interiors, packaging, fashion, graphics, exhibitions, and brand identities, Karim Rashid has worked to democratize design and bring it to all aspects of  everyday life. His colorful, future-pop objects are ubiquitous—his curvy Garbo trash can for Umbra has sold more than 7 million. He has repeatedly won the Red Dot Award for product design, with more than 300 awards in total.

Rashid has put many of his design ideas into the books he’s written, which include  Sketch (Frame Publishing, 2011), featuring 300 hand and digital drawings selected from the last 25 years; KarimSpace, with 36 of Rashid’s interior architecture designs (Rizzoli, 2009); Design Your Self, Rashid’s guide to living (Harper Collins, 2006); Digipop, a digital exploration of computer graphics (Taschen, 2005); and two monographs, Evolution (Universe, 2004) and I Want to Change the World (Rizzoli, 2001).

In this conversation with Debbie Millman, Rashid talks design, and books about design, covering everything from the Dirt Devil to “Digipop.”

Debbie Millman is president of the design division at Sterling Brands and the host of the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet, “Design Matters with Debbie Millman,” (now featured on, which received a Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award. She is the author of five books on design and branding, most recently, Brand Bible (Rockport Publishers).

Following the program, audience members will be invited to specially designated areas in the Exhibition Hall for book signings and informal conversation with the speakers.

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