Formed in 2010, Vondom is already making waves in the world of modern outdoor furniture design and manufacturing. Apart from a premium selection of avant-garde outdoor tables, chairs, chaise lounges and stools, the company also offers accessories and decorative pots, bringing contemporary elegance to alfresco and indoor spaces.
The architectural grandeur of each Vondom invention is an aesthetic manifestation of the company's passion for design and Mediterranean style. Renowned architects lead the development of Vondom's original designs, which feature eye-catching art-gallery silhouettes ranging from familiar to peculiar without sacrificing full functionality. In their collections you'll find sleek tables, some of which double as storage, and seats that resemble sculptural masterpieces but are surprisingly comfortable. For added practicality, some Vondom planters incorporate a self-watering system and many of their furniture pieces have an internal lamp or LED lighting, making them lights themselves. With a comprehensive range of products and color options, there's a Vondom for every style conscious user. To maintain their superior standard for artistry and quality, all Vondom pieces are made in Valencia, Spain using an ecological material called polyethylene, which is highly weatherproof and hardwearing.
While an excellent choice for enriching the ambiance of homes, Vondom is also making a statement in elite venues, exclusive events, and five-star hotels. Thus, it's no surprise that Vondom is often seen in online and print publications while drawing admiring glances at international fairs.
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