Karim Rashid

Location: W Hotel, Buckhead, Atlanta, US

Principal use: Restaurant

Client: Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges

Floor area: 300m2 (3,229ft2)

Design period: February – April 2008

Construction period: August – November 2008

Budget: $2.5m (interior $1.5m)

Since founding his design and architecture practice in 1993 Karim Rashid’s rise to fame has been meteoric. He started his career as a product designer but today is the prolific author of a polymath portfolio that includes architecture, interiors, fashion, objects, furniture, art, installations, music and film. He sees design as not merely reflecting the changes in the way we live but as an instigator of social change, and his first monograph is entitled I Want to Change ...

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