Hellraiser by Karim Rashid for Alessi

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Hellraiser by Karim Rashid for Alessi

Designer Karim Rashid presented a collection of stainless steel containers for Italian design brand Alessi at Maison & Objet in Paris last week. 

Hellraiser by Karim Rashid for Alessi

Called Hellraiser, the range includes a basket, tray and fruit bowl, all featuring cut-out geometric shapes.

Hellraiser by Karim Rashid for Alessi

Maison & Objet took place 21-25 January 2011.

Hellraiser by Karim Rashid for Alessi

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Hellraiser by Karim Rashid for Alessi

Here's a bit of text from Alberto Alessi:


There are two Rashids: the architect (Hani) and the designer (Karim). We've worked with both of them.

Hellraiser by Karim Rashid for Alessi

With the first (thoughtful and reserved) we produced a collection of desk objects, “Parq”, “Scup”, “Trina” and “Stila”, the “Trianava” vase, the “Arc” wristwatch and the “Ares” pen.

Hellraiser by Karim Rashid for Alessi

With the second (extroverted and even overly outgoing) the “Kaj” wristwatch and the projects we're announcing today: harsh and metropolitan (an interesting contrast to his usual soft and rounded language), as soon as I saw them, I spontaneously called them “Hellraiser”.

Hellraiser by Karim Rashid for Alessi


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  • Diego

    Overpriced & over-rated design goods…I admire these star architects & designers that have the ability not only to sell themselves but also their impracticle ideas. Outstanding business skills – gotta admire that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ndru107 Andrew Fung

    IT'S NOT A BLOBJECT?! WHAT

  • michael

    Diego, I could not agree more. What exactly are these containers suppose to hold? I'm so over Rashid, why is the design establishment so scared of calling him and the other crap designers out? They put flair on an exciting product, that is all they do.

  • Kris Adams

    Same old shape shifting nonsense design.

    I've yet to see a practical design come out of Rashid…

  • Alberto Bonomi

    Typical Rashid, it always looks as though the first idea is the idea he goes with without any editing or development. I'll never understand why he's a star.

  • http://www.guriolidesign.it giorgio

    Take a look at this! Doesn't you remember something? http://www.mixexperience.ning.com (magazine and grafic of the site)

  • Geoffrey Pororo

    I think here Karim was possibly celebrating the idea of design as craft, rather than looking at it from a purely utilitarian perspective. We buy crafts solely for their emotive visual power and intrinsic attributes.

    Crafts have been very backward in the manner they are produced. Karim believes we exist in the digital era. If this is true, then it suffices to say that there is a niche for a designer of his complexity to use his/her technological prowess to recreate the individuality of crafts, adding flair to the mundane whilst provoking intellectual thirst towards the manner in which these objects were made.

    At a glance, the design looks like “Oops! I don’t know about that.” Looking deeper, the objects become a philosophical rather than a use-led offering, taking design beyond normal conversations. It is about product as craft or maybe product as sculpture.