Born in Cairo in 1960. In 1982 he completed his bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and continue to complete his masters in Napoli. In 1993 he started his own design studio in NYC, where he still currently live and work. Under his belt are over 2000 design works in different fields: fashion, interior design, furniture, lightning, art, music, and facilities.
His works has awarded him attention and imitations and were displayed in many museums around the world such as: Moma, SFMoma, The British museum for design in London, the Gas Tokyo, the Groningen in Holland and more. Rashid held the democratic approach for high quality design for the masses, meaning design is not a rich-only territory produced in limited editions, but good design should speak to the common man and the lowest common denominator. He defines himself as a designer who believes his projects and products will eventually succeed in creating better society and environment. The name of his book and his motto is “I want to change the world.” He defines his own style as sensual minimalism with clean lines and minimal approach to materials.