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Keen Sun Chaise

CompanyKarim Rashid Inc
Lead DesignersKarim Rashid
Design TeamKarim Rashid
Project LocationGlobal
ClientPunto Design
CreditsPhoto courtesy of Punto Design
Prize(s)Gold in Outdoor And Exercise Equipment / Patio/Garden Furniture and Accessories
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Entry Description

The Keen Sun Chaise is a perfect marriage of sensual minimal design style and advanced metal and HPL manufacturing technology. Breaking the conventional rigidity, bulkiness, and banality in outdoor public furniture, the chaise introduces softness, playfulness, and sensuality that creates a visual fluidity yet is functional and ergonomic. By using organic and sculptural forms and minimizing the visual weight in each design I am interested in alleviating mental pressure, creating an inviting and friendly urban landscape for gathering and outdoor pleasure.


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 and Oh! Chair for Umbra and interiors like the Morimoto restaurant, Philadelphia and Nhow hotel, Berlin. Karim has created noteworthy designs for clients Method and Pepsi, furniture for Artemide and Vondom, brand identity for Citibank and Hyundai, and luxury goods for Veuve Clicquot and Christofle, to name a few.

Awards and Prize

Karim is a perennial winner of the Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, Interior Design Best of Year Award, and IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award. He holds honorary doctorates from the Ontario college of Art & Design and Corcoran College of Art & Design.