Winner by design

On a shelf in his Manhattan studio, renowned industrial designer Karim Rashid (B.I.D./82) keeps models of some of his most innovative product designs. This fall, he’ll have another piece of hardware to add to the shelf—the 2004 A.D. Dunton Alumni Award, Carleton’s most prestigious alumni honour.

The award is presented annually to a Carleton graduate in recognition of outstanding achievements in any field or endeavour. “Mr. Rashid’s career has been one outstanding achievement after another,” says Gerard Buss (B.A./73) president of the Carleton University Alumni Association. “His hard work, inspiration and international reputation have made him a shining ambassador for Carleton.”

Rashid has designed and produced more than 2,000 products in his career, ranging from furniture to fashion to everyday consumer items. He designs for such firms as Armani, Sony, Con Edison, Prada and Umbra, which marketed two of his most recognized products—the wildly popular Garbo trash can and Oh stacking chairs.

Buss will officially present the award to Rashid at a special ceremony at the historic Penn Club in New York on November 10.

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