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Keen Sun Chaise

  • Prize
    Winner in Other outdoor Furniture
  • Company/Firm
    Karim Rashid Inc.
  • Designer
    Karim Rashid
  • Photo Credit
    Courtesy of Punto Design
  • Location
    24/09/2021
  • Client
    Punto Design
  • Project Link
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Taking the inspirations from soft curves on the human body, KEEN is friendly to look at and lounge on. It’s dynamic and fluid form provides a safe space for both physical relaxation as well as mental comfort. This rounded marvel creates a sense of ease with its pill-shaped frame and sweeping lines that make this lounging experience so welcoming. Coupled with the matching pill-shaped side table and exquisite cutout pattern on the body, it is the perfect marriage of form and function.

The Keen Sun Chaise is a perfect marriage of sensual minimal design style and advanced metal and HPL manufacturing technology. Breaking the conventional rigidity, bulkiness, and banality in outdoor public furniture, the chaise introduces softness, playfulness, and sensuality that creates a visual fluidity yet being functional and ergonomic.

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.


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