Thursday, February 2, 2012 1:06 PM EDT
Last week, I attended a session of the Interior Design Show's Conversations In Design series featuring Karim Rashid. The iconic designer sat down with host, Chee Pearlman, to chat about a variety of design related topics in an intimate and interactive environment. Designers, design enthusiasts and fans of the designer were able to get up close and personal with him, and some even got the opportunity to ask him their own design questions. Some of the highlights included his views on the need for eco-friendly sustainable design, design longevity and his final thought about artists and designers being people who want to do something original in the world. I'm a HUGE Karim Rashid fan and I found his conversation truly enlightening, inspiring and profound.
I caught up with Karim Rashid after his discussion and we had a heart-to-heart conversation about a bunch of non-design and design subjects. He was completely charming and engaging, and it was interesting to get his take on what good design means and whether or not he develops emotional attachments to his designs. Check out my video below to see what Karim Rashid had to say and check back next Thursday for the second part of my interview, where he shares his thoughts on colour and what he's excited about in 2012!