Prolific designer Karim Rashid loves neon. He sprinkles everything with aggressive dollops of Day-Glo, from proposed Harlem condo buildings to his own closet. His old Chelsea loft was chock-full of colors and patterns, so why should his new Hell's Kitchen home, where he lives with his wife and daughter, be any different? Spoiler alert: it's not. New York magazine's latest Design Hunting issue goes inside Rashid's provocative pad. With its wavy shapes, psychedelic art, and
ludicrously loud vibrant color palette, it just might peel some eyeballs, mesmerize anyone on LSD, or delight small children. They don't call him the Sparkle King for nothing.
After looking at 63 different apartments, Rashid and his wife decided on a 2,800-square-foot two-story townhouse that's part of a condo building designed by Smith-Miller + Hawkinson. So, the Dillon. And no, the kitchen did not come with that lime green backsplash.
The contours and absence of right angles in much of his furniture design evokes a li'l Zaha Hadid, and lo, that pink console holds one of her tchotchkes.
The guest bedroom, above, includes wallpaper, a lamp, and a half-skull bookend Rashid designed. Inside his closet, jackets are ordered by color (from purple to deep pink to hot pink to light pink to white and fluorescent yellow), while jewel-toned sunglasses get their own shelf.
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· All Home Design coverage [NY Mag]
· Sparkle King Karim Rashid Lives in a Very Pink Future Pod [Curbed National]
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