Born in Cairo in 1960. He receives a bachelor of Industrial Design in Canada in 1982 and postgraduate studies in Italy.
In 1993, he opens his own studio in New York City.
He is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 35 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design. Karim’s diversity affords him the ability to cross-pollinate ideas, materials, behaviors, aesthetics from one typology to the next, crossing boundaries and broadening consumer horizons.
Karim’s work is featured in 20 permanent collections and he exhibits art in galleries world wide.