Karim Rashid was born in Cairo in 1960. Half English and half Egyptian, he spent most of his life in Canada. In 1982 he received his degree in Industrial Design from the Carleton University of Ottawa, Canada and then continued specialising in design in Naples, Italy at a number of studios, including that of Ettore Sottsass. He designed the collections “Uno e Zero” for Della Rovere. In 2008, the desk Uno won the Good Design Award.