karim rashid: cross for freedom of creation
karim rashid: cross for freedom of creation
jan 24, 2011

karim rashid: cross for freedom of creation

‘cross’ by karim rashid for freedom of creation images courtesy of freedom of creation

karim rashid has conceived ‘cross’ in collaboration with freedom of creation, a dutch company known for their advanced 3D printing technologies. the collection, which to date includes a suspension and table lamp, was presented at imm cologne 2011.

the suggestive cross-shaped lamp is composed from an agglomeration of small figures that allude to the designers most famous and iconic forms. each shape – unique in mass and scale – intersects with the others to produce an arbitrary surface that filters light while creating and defining shadow.

karim rashid: cross for freedom of creation table lamp

karim rashid: cross for freedom of creation detail of table lamp

  • I would not buy it, but it’s a pleasant object and good use of the 3D technology.

  • Love it or hate it, but it is definitely Karim’s style.

    Katarina Fruebe
  • this would be huge at delia’s T___T

  • Seems very derivative of Heath Nash’s work.


  • because it is original / innovative / timeless and good ~

  • Great, more plastic garbage from Karim Rashid. One more thing to throw away…

  • yawn,
    What a waste of 3D printing and an ego stroke referencing his own previous work.’

    Take a look at Nervous System’s Reaction Lamp for an innovative and aesthetically sublime 3D printed lamp. [url=http://www.shapeways.com/model/141897/reaction___spiral_lamp.html] Reaction Lamp [/url]

  • and this is original / innovative / timeless / good design.. why…?


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