Master of His Domain: Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid Here’s an interesting interview with Karim Rashid. One portion that caught my thoughts:

How do you see history?
“I think tradition is what holds us back. You know, if I’m a Muslim or a Jew, I don’t eat pork. That’s absurd. The reason we didn’t eat pork at one time is that it was full of worms because we didn’t have refrigerators, right? We’re hanging on to ideas and values and ways to live that are six, seven thousand years old.”

Tradition or definitions are good at times, but sometimes definitions should only be defined by restrictions. This is something I think about a great deal in the design world!

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