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KLOVER Picnic Table

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Public park & Public area furniture
  • Company/Firm
    Karim Rashid Inc.
  • Designer
    Karim Rashid
  • Photo Credit
    Courtesy of Punto Design
  • Location
    USA
  • Project Date
    24/09/2021
  • Client
    Punto Design
  • Project Link
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Hangout at the KLOVER Picnic Table with its unique, iconographic metal table shape. Whether you are looking for a group hangout or alone moment, the table serves it all. Settle in with a group of friends around this distinctive picnic table that offers more table area as the KLOVER’s petals wrap around each individual person with a radiating pattern that will leave everyone engaged. If turning on the side, each petal can be used separately, providing privacy when sharing with strangers. Its leg free design offers maximum flexibility and accessibility in any given context.


After the global pandemic in 2020, more attentions are paid to the outdoor space and urban revitalization. By using organic and sculptural forms and minimizing the visual weight in each design I am interested in alleviating mental pressure, creating an inviting and friendly urban landscape for gathering and outdoor pleasure. Breaking the conventional rigidity, bulkiness, and banality in outdoor public furniture, my collection introduces softness, playfulness, and sensuality that creates a visual fluidity yet being functional and ergonomic.

Bio

Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 4000 designs in production, over 400 awards, and operating in over 35 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design. His award-winning designs include democratic objects like the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh! Chair for Umbra and interiors like the Morimoto restaurant, Philadelphia and Nhow hotel, Berlin. Karim has created noteworthy designs for clients Method and Pepsi, furniture for Artemide and Vondom, brand identity for Citibank and Hyundai, high-tech products for LaCie and Samsung, and luxury goods for Veuve C

Other prizes
Numerous awards and accolades attest to Karim’s contribution to the world of design. He is a recipient of the American Prize for Design Lifetime Achievement award, as well as a perennial winner of the Red Dot award, Interior Design Best of Year Award, iF award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, IDA Design award, Dieline award, Spark Award, Pentawards, and IDSA Industrial Design Excellence award. He holds Honorary Doctorates from Carlton University, Pratt Institute, OCAD in Toronto, British Institute of Interior Design, and Corcoran College of Art & Design