Ego Chair

  • Prize
    Winner in Armchair
  • Company/Firm
    Karim Rashid Inc.
  • Designer
    Karim Rashid
  • Photo Credit
    Courtesy of Scarlet Splendor
  • Location
  • Project Date
    November 11, 2022
  • Client
    Scarlet Splendor
  • Project Link
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Having studied under Gaetano Pesce near Naples in 1984, who assigned an unusual project of designing a drinking glass fashioned after a human head or face, the Designer’s fascinating new pieces are a reimagination of this concept, working this facial motif into five original pieces that exude sophistication and luxury.

The Ego Collection’s exquisite pieces include: a dramatic and thought-provoking black cabinet with a gold brass inlay, a sumptuous human face chair available in Hot Pink, Pearl White, and Black, and a breathtaking Pearl White screen.

The collection is the fantastical fantasy between art and design. Art reflects life. Art is selfish, design is democratic, and what is more selfish than the ego. The face appears simultaneously generic, the human face has been used in art for thousands of years.

A powerful addition to your space, the Ego Chair creates a seamless, fearless connection between art, design and the human mind. Available in Hot Pink, Pearl White, or Black, the Ego Chair has the profile of the human face designed cleverly around its back.


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