I can't wait to be Objectified

Gary Hustwit has capitalized on the success of Helvetica by filming a new documentary on industrial design, aptly titled Objectified. This one features the likes of Paola Antonelli, Hella Jongerius and Karim Rashid giving their views on personal expression, consumerism, and sustainability. Hustwit also promises to document the creative processes behind their work, which is the part I'm most excited to see...and duplicate...for immediate success as a world-traveling design star. That's how it works, right?


Charlie said...

imho, that dude with the glasses is a dork. don't care to know his name but i can tell he has been going through life with no clue and pulling the wool over the eyes of the critics!

the plastic jewelry and painted nails should have been your first sign.

(a good beating is in order)

Jason Dean said...

The dude with the glasses is design legend Karim Rashid, the "poet of plastic", whose work is in 14 museums worldwide and has designed objects for Alessi, Georg Jensen, Umbra, Prada, Issey Miyake, etc. etc.

He may look funny, but I applaud him for being a genuine original who tries to bring high-quality design to the masses, whether they like the way he looks or not.

FRED said...

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.


Schrack Attack said...

i have those same glasses

Schrack Attack said...

and the same color nail polish