About the Designer
Karim Rashid Egypt (1960 - )
With some 2500 objects put into production to date, Karim Rashid is one of the most well-known designers. Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1960, he is a leading figure in the fields of product, interior, fashion, furniture, lighting design and art. Designing for an impressive array of clients from Alessi to Dirt Devil, Karim is radically changing the aesthetics of product design and the very nature of the consumer culture. Karim's designs have appeared on MTV, VH1, HGTV, Friends, MTV Europe, The Style Channel, Fine Living and Fashion Television. "If I could design my own body, I would be a mixture of Dr. Spock, the Six-Million- Dollar-Man and Robocop." - Karim Rashid
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|Product Type: Torchiere||Style: Contemporary|
|Base Finish: Chrome||Material: Metal|
|Bulb Type: Incandescent||Bulb Base Type: E-26/Medium|
|Bulb Included: No||Wattage: 100 Watts (W)|
|Switch Type: Dimmer; On/Off switch||Height Adjustable: No|
|Tray Table Included: No||Swing Arm: No|
|Night Light: No||Built-In Outlet: No|
|Number of Lights: 1||Shade Included: Yes|
|Life Stage: Adult||Outdoor Use: No|
|Eco-Friendly: No||Country of Manufacture: China|
|Product Warranty: 1 year limited to defects in material and workmanship|
|Energy Star Compliant: No||UL Listed: No|
|cUL Listed: No|
For over four decades, George Kovacs has been a name synonomous with contemporary design. George Kovacs is a pioneer in the fusion of clean lines with unexpected twists and curves, resulting in pieces that had a modern appeal with a retro flavor. George Kovacs designed and manufactured his products from his facility in Brooklyn, NY up until a few years ago. His studio, designs, and naming rights were purchased by the Minka Group and his collection was incorporated as a stand-alone grouping.
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