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Karim Rashid

Sensual Minimalism

Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 4000 designs in production, over 400 awards, and operating in over 35 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design. His award-winning designs include democratic objects like the ubiquitous Garbo waste can, interiors like the Morimoto restaurant and noteworthy designs for clients Method, Pepsi and Veuve Clicquot.

New York, New York


International Design Awards


Red Dot

Core 77 Design Award


Good Design

Get to know Karim Rashid

You’re known for infusing a sense of humanity into your work. How did you consider that when designing Kobble Collection?

This collection shares the human-friendly shape language of my design sensibility – I used soft edges because the human form is soft. They are more than just lights, they are statement pieces that function as companions to the owner’s lifestyle and tastes.

Who do you see as the ideal owner of a Kobble light?

Someone who appreciates personality and high-performance. These pieces are minimal, functional, and purposeful so anyone who proudly uses contemporary objects in everyday life would love this collection.

The name “Kobble” was a play on cobblestone. Can you speak to that connection?

Cobblestone is a soft form that is universal – it feels at home anywhere just like the Kobble lights. I love geological forms that appeal to our senses. I see this collection as a reflection of sensual minimalism – the ergonomic character that makes lighting inviting and comfortable.

"They’re more than just lights, they’re statement pieces that function as companions"

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Kobble Collection

Sensual Minimalism