Design by Karim Rashid.
By Menu A/S.
Using his own head as the model for the Knowledge in the Brain Bookends, designer Karim Rashid created these unique, contemporary bookends that are the perfect addition to any modern home. Made of rubber-coated stone resin and available in Black/Gold.
Material(s): Rubber-coated stone resin
Bookends That Make a Statement
By: Susan W., Renter (Oakland, CA)
These are pretty special. They are both graceful and solid. I was a little apprehensive about buying something that "needs to be a certain way" (able to hold my heavy art books on a shelf), and all that apprehension was for naught. Right and left hemispheres are holding strong, and looking very cool.
Designer: Karim Rashid
Karim Rashid is a leading figure in the fields of product, interior, fashion, furniture, lighting design and art. Born in Cairo, half Egyptian, half English, and raised in Canada, Karim now practices in New York. He is best known for bringing his democratic design sensibility to the masses. Designing for an impressive array of clients from Alessi to Dirt Devil, Umbra to Prada, Miyake to Method, Karim is radically changing the aesthetics of product design and the very nature of the consumer culture. He has had some 2500 objects put into production to date. His designs of the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and the award-winning Semiramis Hotel in Athens have successfully expanded Karim's scope to include the realm of architecture and interior design.
Karim was honored with the title of 2007 Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Product Design Finalist, the 2006 Honorary Doctorate from the Ontario College of Art and Design, the 2005 Honorary Doctorate from Corcoran College, the Sleep05 European Hotel Design Award, and the 2005 Pratt Legends Award. Karim has also won the prestigious I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, Red Dot Design Award, and Chicago Athaneum Good Design Award numerous times throughout his career. His work is in the permanent collections of 14 Museums worldwide including MoMA and SFMoMA and he exhibits art in various galleries. Karim was an associate Professor of Industrial Design for 10 years and is now a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally. Karim has published his guide to living Design Your Self from Regan Books (2006), Digipop a digital exploration of computer graphics (Taschen, 2005), Karim Rashid: Compact Design Portfolio (Chronicle Books, 2004), as well two monographs titled Evolution (Universe, 2004) and I Want to Change the World (Rizzoli, 2001). He edited the International Design Yearbook 18 for Calmann and King (2003) and released two CD's on boutique label, Neverstop.View other products by Karim Rashid
Manufacturer: Menu A/S
But they express everything for which Menu A/S live and breathe: a never-ending search for beautiful Scandinavian design with true originality. Aesthetic and practical daily surprises that you become happier and happier to look at, touch and use. Menu A/S develops and produces designs to an international standard, often making headlines and boasting a high degree of innovation.
Creativity is when our brain plays. When we allow our imagination to fly and explore the art of what is possible. Menu A/S aims to think freshly, to question the existing shape of things, to dare to combine known things in a new way and to create new combinations in form, function, material and aesthetics. Menu A/S refines it all through their deep roots in Scandinavian nature and design tradition - the high quality materials and the clean shapes. Menu A/S strips away all unnecessary decorations, leaving the design idea to present itself in its pure form and in great craftsmanship.View other products from Menu A/S